Tag Archives: New Mexico

Labyrinth

I was surprised to come upon this labyrinth at a campsite in Wild Rivers Recreation Area, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. It wasn’t surprised to see me. Cerro, New Mexico, USA.

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Big Horn Sheep

I had quite a treat at my campsite this month. Big horn sheep came right up to it. Then they saw the dog and me and retreated. We went to the edge of the cliff to see where they went. … Continue reading

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Tarantula Wasps and Milkweed

Tarantula wasps enjoying the broadleaf milkweed (Asclepius sp.). Cochiti Lake, New Mexico, USA.

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Meet the Thrashers

Mom, Dad, and youngsters. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA

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Horned Lizard

Or as we called them Horny Toads. This is the prettiest and biggest I have seen in years. Its body is about the size of the palm of your hand. Near Engle, New Mexico, USA.

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Balance

A windy day and this White-winged Dove perches serenely on an ocotillo. I don’t see how they can even land there safely. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Yellow-headed Blackbird

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Cold Cardinal

The pyrrhuloxia – our desert cardinal – is hunkered down on this snowy morning. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Joys of Bird Photography

I’d like to introduce my neighbor, the desert cardinal, officially Pyrrhuloxia.  Not the most cooperative photo subject.  And when he does look at the camera, I think he isn’t pleased. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Raven Ballet

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Singed Sign

Did they burn this sign to cover the old information? The Fish Hatchery (formerly part of the Damsite Historic District), Sierra county, New Mexico, USA.

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Cactus Popsicle

Snow just adds to the fun of eating cactus fruit (tunas, apples, pears – so many names). Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Forest Critter

Iron Creek Campground, New Mexico, USA.

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Dormer Window

More than dormer windows, I love venetian blinds.  These really caught my eye. Fort Bayard, New Mexico, USA.

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Continental Divide Trail

Just a snippet of the CDT. Off Highway 59, New Mexico, USA.

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Fisherfolk

Elephant Butte Lake State Park, New Mexico, USA.

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