We spent a week touring the north-western part New Mexico over the new year, passing through Ghost Ranch (when Georgia O’Keeffe lived and painted for many years), Chaco Canyon, the Bisti Wilderness, Bosque del Apache, and my favorite telescope, the Very Large Array. Some of those places deserve their own pages (coming soon?), but here are a few photos from the whole trip.
(This is a better version than North-western New Mexico, 2016-2017: click on any photo to enter the full-screen view, and from there you can click to see any of them full-size.)
Our rides at Ghost Ranch
Rabbit at Chaco Canyon
Sunset over Chaco Canyon
Bisti Badlands, part of the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
“Ostrich” in the Bisti Badlands
“Eggs” in the Bisti Badlands
Grass in lava
Along the road in NM
On the road in western NM
Along the road in NM
View from Casitas de Gila
Casitas de Gila
Geese over Bosque del Apache
Snow Geese, Bosque del Apache
Sandhill Cranes etc., Bosque del Apache
Canada Geese, Cranes, etc., Bosque del Apache
Sandhill Cranes and ducks, Bosque del Apache
Cranes over Bosque del Apache
One of the 27 dishes in the Very Large Array
Eight of nine dishes in one of three arms of the VLA (in its widest configuration)
Three VLA dishes, and the tracks they move along
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A gallery of photos from my favorite nature destination in Charleston. As usual, plenty of reptiles, and this time, a new fascination with pond scum.
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I have added some permanent pages of photos from a botanical trek that we did in the Ligurian Alps, finishing with a visit to the Hanbury Botanical Gardens. It was organized by the Parco naturale del Marguareis; molte grazie to Ricky, Ivan and others from the park, and the two botanical guides, Bruno and Marzianno.
(Some photos are still to be added, especially flora from days three and four, and the visit to the Hanbury Gardens on day five.)
Most photos are in the pages listed above under the heading Botanical Trekking in the Ligurian Alps, but here is one of my favorite close-ups:
Flower and insect