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Cloud over Turtleback Mountain

Oh, the rain promise of the monsoon.  So beautiful, but often unproductive. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Rule of Thirds

The title came to me before I picked up the camera. Turtleback Mountain, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Monsoon Maybes

We get wonderful clouds during monsoon season, and usually thunder and lightning to the dog’s dismay.  And on rare days, we get some rain.  Not today. Turtleback Mountain, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Cloudy Today

This is the view from my sun-room:  Turtleback Mountain and sky.  Finally we have some clouds.  Just dreams of rain. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Turtleback Mountain Fences

I am continually amazed to see where folks have made fences.  Add to that how and why.  This is some rough land to the east of Turtleback Mountain. Lots of barbed wire.  Beautifully rusted.

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Thoughts of Georgia

I’m in the middle of another biography of Georgia O’Keeffe – “Full Bloom” by Hunter Drobojowska-Philp.  All I can think when I see her New Mexico paintings is that I have all those components as photographs.  Can I make something … Continue reading

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Geology in Snow

A dusting of snow shows off the layers in Turtleback Mountain. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Back of Turtleback Mountain

As seen from the east.  Not much of a turtle from here – the high point on the left.

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Turtleback Mountain

  Turtleback Mountain, which overlooks Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

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Desert Fence

I came across this fence hiking on Turtleback Mountain.  Once it kept cattle in – there’s a cattle guard on the road near the river, but now it’s frail.  The wood posts have weathered; the wire is rusty; and in … Continue reading

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Turtleback Mountain

Dominating our town is Turtleback Mountain.  From a distance, it’s not much – overshadowed by all the other mountains.  But from Main Street, it is the center of our landscape.  The rock formation on the summit resembles a turtle, but … Continue reading

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A Weather Sampler in One Afternoon

While California was getting buckets of rain and the east coast strained under too much snow, here in southern New Mexico, we were getting sunny days, no rain, a few clouds, not too hot, not too cold, just-right almost monotonous … Continue reading

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