Ghost Ranch, NM

Ghost Ranch is a 21,000-acre retreat and education center located close to the village of Abiquiú in Rio Arriba County in north central New Mexico, United States. Over 300 classes are offered each year in this beautiful setting. 200 million years ago Ghost Ranch and the American Southwest were located close to the equator, and had…

San Francisco de Asis Church, NM

The San Francisco de Asis Mission Church, built between 1772 and 1816, is located on the plaza in Ranchos de Taos about four miles southwest of the town of Taos, New Mexico. It is also one of the most photographed and painted churches in the world; was the subject of four paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe,…

Big Horn Sheep

As I walked out along the Rio Grande Gorge, a favorite of mine to visit, I came across a cyclists who told me that big horn sheep were farther down the path about 1/2 a mile. This being my first chance to possibly get a photo of these beautiful creatures, I sped up my walking…

Petrogylph National Monument, NM

“Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of…

Williams Lake, NM

The family and I took a hike up to Williams Lake yesterday. It was exhilarating and gorgeous!! Williams Lake sits at 10,040 ft above sea level, surrounded by Taos Mountain and Wheeler Peak. This is a beautiful hike and can be quite challenging without the proper foot-wear in the early fall. We hiked up there…