More Spunk in the New Year

December 31, 2015 - HAPPY NEW YEAR! New year, new name, the same old place Spunk looking out for the New Year. Spunk helping sort th...
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The end that starts a new beginning T – 1 Day

December 30, 2015 - Cranes playing in the orchard As 2015 closes, so does Photo of the Day, Etc. as it’s been done for the past 2000 cons...
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The Day the Film Died T – 2 Days

December 29, 2015 - Our property in Corrales not long after my parents moved here around December 1958. This style of slide mount in this ph...
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The Devil's in the Plumbing T – 3 Days

December 28, 2015 - The start of looking for the source of water coming up under the floor in one of our offices Some say that "the Devil...
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Crows in the Snow T – 4 Days

December 27, 2015 - Crows in the trees during the snow storm. Sandhill Cranes Getting ready to land in the Rio Grande with snow covered...
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That Sinking Feeling T – 5 Days

December 26, 2015 - Spunk helped me illustrate the problem with our old kitchen sink — a large stock pot did not fit well, and when we had a...
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Christmas Day The Day After T – 6 Days

December 25, 2015 - Sasha found Christmas! Tristan snapped this photo of Laurie's reaction to opening yet another piece of plumbing....
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The Day Before Christmas T – 8 Days

December 23, 2015 - Twas the morning before Christmas and geese flew through the mist rising off the Rio Grande at sunrise. The Sandias had...
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Catwalk T – 9 Days

December 22, 2015 - The Catwalk National Scenic Trail is located in the Gila National Forest in Western New Mexico, north of Silver City. In...
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Holiday Preparations T – 10 Days

December 21, 2015 - Laurie assembled leftover greens, birds and pinecones into a beautiful centerpiece In the thirty-three and a half yea...
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Spunk does 4X5 T – 11 Days

December 20, 2015 - Spunk checking out the 4X5 view camera. After seeing yesterday's post where I had used a 4X5 view camera to create a...
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The Window in My Dreams T – 12 Days

December 19, 2015 - Laurie commented that this series of photos is a proto-blog because I created this photo essay in 1981 long before the I...
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Then and Now T – 13 Days

December 18, 2015 - The alley behind the block of buildings our office is in taken in 1980, 5 years before I started working downtown. In...
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White Mesa T – 14 Days

December 17, 2015 - Looking north up a valley with the Jemez Mountains in the background. White Mesa is about 45 miles north and west of...
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Silver City, City of Rocks T – 15 Days

December 16, 2015 - Downtown Silver City, New Mexico The historic Palace Hotel is a fun place to stay The lobby Anoth...
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San Lorenzo Canyon T – 16 Days

December 15, 2015 - San Lorenzo Canyon Recreation Area is about 60 miles south of Albuquerque, and 20 Miles north of Socorro, New Mexico. Wh...
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El Malpais T – 17 Days

December 14, 2015 - El Malpais lava fields with Mount Taylor at 11,305 ft (3,446 m) in the background. Mount Taylor is the source of the...
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White Sands T – 18 Days

December 13, 2015 - White Sands is another one of New Mexico's natural wonders that is well worth making an effort to visit....
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Sunrise, Sunset, In Between T – 19 Days

December 12, 2015 - A dragon's fire lit up the morning sky at sunrise Spunk sleeping in He just couldn't get his eyes to open afte...
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Volcanoes & Taos T – 20 Days

December 11, 2015 - Giant thunderhead west of the volcanos on Albuquerque's West Mesa One of three extinct volcanoes on Alb...
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Carlsbad Caverns T – 21 Days

December 10, 2015 - If you have never been to Carlsbad Caverns in southern New Mexico, you must visit if you are ever in the area....
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Snakes, Kitties, Lizards, Flowers & Hoodoos T – 22 Days

December 09, 2015 - Me with Red and Blue Nick Guildenstern & Tristan Nick and Rosencrantz Stretch Guildenstern...
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Kilgore & Tyler T – 23 Days

December 08, 2015 - Kilgore, Texas — Oil! Oil! Oil! Mercado's Restaurant in Tyler, Te...
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Big Bend and Roses T – 24 Days

December 07, 2015 - The photos on 24th day before 2016 are of Big Bend, Texas and award winning rose arrangements by me, Laurie and Tristan.
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The Preacher's Daughter T – 25 Days

December 06, 2015 - Five years ago, I beat the odds, so it's fitting that for the first of my Advent-style countdown to the end of the year,...
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Cha, Cha, Changes T – 26 Days

December 05, 2015 - A photo I took on July 10, 2010 What eventually turned into Photo of the Day, Etc. began on CaringBridge on July 10,...
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Brown Coat

December 04, 2015 - Spraying plaster over the scratch coat and smoothing it out to make the brown coat. I explained the scratch and brown...
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A Horse With No Name

December 01, 2015 - "Oh horse hockey! Who's this stupid, pesky paparazzo?" "What? I'll be Famous?" "Now you're talking!"
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