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December 31, 2018 - Due to ongoing problems with uploading files and image processing on this site, I am moving all blog activities back to...
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A Walk in the Snow

December 28, 2018 - Laurie We got between two and three inches of snow Thursday night, with light snow flurries most of the day today. We...
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We Wish You a Merry Catmas

December 24, 2018 - Sasha pondering the paparazzo before getting involved in a swat at ornaments and tear up tinsel play session. In the...
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Cranes, Train & A Full Moon on Winter Solstice

December 21, 2018 - Sunset on solstice at Beaver Point. Crane Point at dusk a half mile north of Beaver Point. A mile north of Bea...
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I Had A Dream

December 20, 2018 - Old chicken shed built around 1948. My dad and I lifted the roof on the north side in the 1970's so we could walk in the...
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Shrink Wrapped

December 17, 2018 - Spunk's though for the day: "Is shrink wrap as good as a tinfoil hat?"
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Fly Away

December 13, 2018 -
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Fire & Phantasm

December 07, 2018 - Corrales had a bonfire at the end of their Twinkle Light Parade on December 1st. Walking home along Corrales...
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First Snow on the 2nd

December 02, 2018 - A nice smile from the red VW Bug. We got our first snow of the season early this morning. About an inch and a half of...
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Calf Butts Ass

November 27, 2018 - The Calves are back. Who's that sticking his nose in our photo? It's a little wise ass. Get out of our ph...
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Monochrome & Monobath

November 24, 2018 - Back in prehistoric times, I fondly remember when Kodak, Fujifilm, Ilford, etc. would announce a new film, I would discu...
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Thanksgiving Landscapes

November 23, 2018 - Dawn on Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day was one of those rare days in the Albuquerque area when we had cloud cover and...
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Cranes Under Full Moon

November 21, 2018 - The "full" Full Moon doesn't happen until tomorrow, but the moon is 98.6% full tonight, which is close enough for cranes...
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November Moon — Sliver to Half

November 17, 2018 - November moon eight evenings from the 9th through the 16th.
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sPods

November 16, 2018 - Seedpods (sPods) from the trumpet vines hang down over the path to the front door. The path is rather long, and the sPod...
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Once Upon A Wormhole

November 12, 2018 - If you are familiar with relativity and/or paranormal phenomena, then you might know something about wormholes. Among th...
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Silly Silver

November 10, 2018 - Silver is a silly kitty. He really gets the most out of hammocking. He also makes the best out of lying on the shelf wai...
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Stormy

October 31, 2018 - We had stormy weather that started last night, and we are supposed to have freezing temperatures tonight. We've had ligh...
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Murals

October 25, 2018 - Murals along the Canal in the 19th Arrondissement, Paris, France.
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Bells

October 24, 2018 - Bells in Notre Dame's southwest bell tower.
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Lok & Lol Unplugged

October 23, 2018 - Loki and Lola unplugged
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Bosque in Daylight

October 21, 2018 - We went out for a walk in the bosque this afternoon. Today you can see the colors in daylight.
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Cloudy Night Cranes

October 19, 2018 - ƒ/6.3, 1/30, ISO 6400 Low clouds blew through the sky at a fast pace last night, hugging the Sandias as they rolled o...
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Get Your Cranes In A Row

October 17, 2018 - The cranes started flying over our house last week, but with the Balloon Fiesta, bad weather and getting home late, toda...
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Living a Dream

October 16, 2018 - On Saturday, OC&NE correspondent Diana Duran got to fly in a balloon. Who is Diana? Diana is an intern architect, and ar...
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Saturday at the Balloon Park was Kind of like the Forth of July

October 14, 2018 - Today was the last day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, and it got rained out; however, Saturday morning...
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A Great Pumpkin Fest

October 13, 2018 - While there happens to be an extra million people in Albuquerque for the Balloon Fiesta, Wagner's Farms is having their...
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Christ Rises Again

October 12, 2018 - The morning began with the earth shaking. Then... Christ rose from the crowd. While most of the re...
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Balloons in TechColor & TunnelVision

October 11, 2018 - Wednesday morning I borrowed an 8mm-15mm fisheye to super-wide-angle zoom lens from the Canon Tent. The weather was iffy...
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MAID in the SHADE by Rosy the Riveter

October 07, 2018 - Maid in the Shade B-25J Bomber that was on display at the Double Eagle Airport on Albuquerque's Westside. MAID in the...
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Vincent

October 07, 2018 - The wind was to strong for the balloons to fly today, so they just all inflated on the field. That allowed me to get the...
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Reflections from the 1st Day of the 47th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

October 06, 2018 - The Rio Grande is very low, and reflective. The 47 th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kicked off toda...
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Jeremiah

September 27, 2018 -
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Full On Rise

September 25, 2018 - 98% full moon rising Sunday evening. It was too dark to get detail in the moon and detail in the landscape. Full moon...
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A Talk With Mr. pT

September 24, 2018 - Pesky Paparazzo: "Hey Mr. pT? What's going on?" Mr. pT: "I'm standing on one foot. What does it look like I'm doing?"...
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Looking

September 23, 2018 - What do you see, Silver? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? AAAaaah! It's Sasha!
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Bosque Butterflies

September 22, 2018 - Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice) I went for a walk in the bosque around noon. There were lots and lots of Clouded S...
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Tangled Heart Tree

September 21, 2018 - Little Owl perched on a tangled heart tree, watching the stars, chirping at jet lights as they clawed the sky.
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Osprey

September 20, 2018 - Western Osprey (Pandion Falco [Rock Me Amadeus] haliaetus) I was not the only one out surveying the damage done to th...
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They Done Done in the Dam

September 19, 2018 - The beaver dam when it was first built in November 2017. The Conservancy couldn't take it any longer, and after 11 mo...
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How to Photograph Your Dragon

September 17, 2018 - Najar looks sweet, innocent and playful but it's just a ruse to draw you in closer before she attacks. Najar is one o...
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Four Planets and a Moon

September 16, 2018 - I've been trying to get a panorama of Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus in an arc across the night sky for several nights...
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Thread-Waisted Wasp

September 13, 2018 - A Thread-Waisted Wasp was foraging on the garlic chives in the late afternoon. These wasps are considered to be extremel...
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Backlit

September 10, 2018 - In case anyone has been wondering about the owls, Little Owl says hi! We see owls almost ever night, and I often photogr...
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Bleach Blonde

September 07, 2018 - What's your problem Paparazzo? Haven't you seen a bleach blonde porcupine before?
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I'm Blue

September 06, 2018 -
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The Commute

September 05, 2018 - I usually go home by a different route, but with Labor Day officially closing the summer holidays, the public schools an...
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Lok & Lol

September 04, 2018 - Lok Loki (lok) and Lola (Lol) are kind of like a Rock & Roll pair of kitties. When I'm in bed, if one is on my legs,...
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Bottom Dwellers & Redneck Ways

September 03, 2018 - Raccoon prints in the mud. Or new refrigerator that we purchased 16 years ago on June 2, 2002 passed away sometime af...
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Najar

September 02, 2018 -
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Storming on a Friday Night

September 01, 2018 - With my raincoat in one hand and my camera in the other, I walked out under cloudy skies and caught the stormy action th...
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The Landing

August 31, 2018 - Duck landing on the Rio Grande at sunset. Reminded me of a few airplanes I've been on. Snowy Egret skimming the wa...
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Hay

August 29, 2018 -
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Road Repairs with a Roadrunner

August 27, 2018 - I was repairing my lonely road. When a roadrunner came walking by alone. "Whatcha doing?" he asked. Filling up...
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Day in the Garden

August 25, 2018 - Spunk Here's a series of photos from the garden today. The sunset and moonrise were taken from the levee last night....
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Slaughterhouse to Arts and Science

August 24, 2018 - Mairie Du XIX Town Hall Continuing our tour of the 19th Arrondissement in northeast Paris, on the 19th of July 2018,...
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A Whole Lotta Grooming Going On

August 23, 2018 - Swim Get ready. Get set... Groom Lick Gnaw Hug Groom Wash Preen Clean Finished !Hasta l...
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Burning Ball of Fire

August 22, 2018 - I gazed into a burning ball of fire...
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More Smoke From Another Distant Fire

August 20, 2018 - Smokey skies from distant fires turned the sun into a large spot above the trees near the horizon last night. The pin...
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The 19th on The 19th

August 19, 2018 - One of many locks on the canals in northeast Paris. On July 19, 2018, we met Anne, who I know from blogging, at Répub...
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Birds, Bees, Flowers, Butterflies, Cats

August 18, 2018 - Spunk Loki Spunk eyes Sasha Marble...
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Along the Way

August 17, 2018 - Saint-Étienne-du-Mont Catholic Church Along the way to the New Sorbonne, 5th arrondissement, Paris, France. Alta...
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Bagworm Ballet

August 16, 2018 - Bagworms are a real problem. We made a major assault on them last year by picking them off of everything we could reach,...
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Ode de Toilette

August 14, 2018 - The above style toilette is fairly common on the streets in Paris. But when you are out on the street they are not alway...
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Bitten by a Tse-tse Fly

August 13, 2018 - I was lying on the deck, and... Thinking about things to come, and... I was minding my own business mind you. And.
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Peachy Keen

August 12, 2018 - I didn't have time to prune the fruit trees back in February. As it turned out, 2018 is the first year in the past 12 ye...
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Inside the Castle

August 11, 2018 - A lot of photos of the interior with views from the interior of Vincennes Castle on the eastern edge of Paris, France....
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Selfie

August 10, 2018 - The Natural History Museum in Paris had a special exhibit with a skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex that they were making a b...
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Sunset 'n Cats

August 09, 2018 - Spunk: "Oh brother! Not another series of the stupid sunset photos! Don't you have, you know, like cute cat photos?"...
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Them Bones

August 08, 2018 - Lots of bones in the Natural History Museum in Paris. Love this guy. Views from th...
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Whoo's There?

August 07, 2018 - "Who who whoo goes there?" "Hey New Owl it's me!" "Whoo are you? I don't believe I know you." "Oh New Owl. Don't y...
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A Different Sunset

August 05, 2018 - The first time in almost a week that we were able to go out for a walk at sunset without thunderstorms threatening to dr...
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Inside The Holy Chapel

August 03, 2018 - The write up on The Holy Chapel in the brochure about the Vincennes Castle reads "Founded by Charles V in 1379, the chap...
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Drive-by

August 02, 2018 - Paris, July 2018
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Wild Wild Skies

August 01, 2018 - When I started my walk yesterday afternoon, before I ran into the Mr. pT on the ditch bank, there were thunderheads over...
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Pterodactyl Tuesday

July 31, 2018 - I went for a walk in the bosque around 4:30 pm to avoid the evening thunderstorms that have been dumping heavy rain and...
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Captive

July 28, 2018 - Apparitions once thoughts Whipped by winds Cling to rain drops Caught by web One by one Millions of dreams Held ca...
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Les Oiseaux

July 27, 2018 - gull These are most of the various birds I photographed in Paris. Carrion Crow Pigeons Black Hea...
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No Longer In Seine

July 26, 2018 - After going through Notre Dame's towers, we walked to the Eiffel Tower along the Seine. On the way we came across severa...
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Labyrinth

July 25, 2018 - The labyrinth garden you encounter when you walk into the courtyard foreshadows what you will experience in the building...
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Contraband from Notre Dame

July 24, 2018 - The rather explosive words on the votive candle from Notre Dame roughly translate to "Here I am Lord before you." We...
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Gone With The Gargoyles

July 22, 2018 - The famous gargoyle We are leaving to the airport in a few hours, so we my be gone with the gargoyles when you see th...
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Fashion Wheels

July 21, 2018 - A family waiting at a crosswalk on their wheels. They rolled across the street with the pedestrians and turned into the...
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A Long Walk Into The Past

July 20, 2018 - The Holy Chapel We walked fives miles east to Château of Vincennes, which is outside of Paris proper. With all the ph...
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Gargoyle in a Bubble

July 18, 2018 - After the conference let out yesterday afternoon, we stopped by a boulangerie patisserie and got a bocadillo, quiche and...
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The Twelve

July 17, 2018 - Apostles on the SW corner. There is an effort going on the clean up and restore the exterior of Norte Dame. The twelv...
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World Cup Madness

July 16, 2018 - Watching the game at one of many bars. If, by chance, you don't know the outcome of the World Cup Soccer final, Franc...
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Fly, Fly Away

July 13, 2018 - We are flying off to Paris tomorrow. I most likely will not post a blog tomorrow, and it depends on what's going on Sund...
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View From The Parking Lot

July 12, 2018 - Monsoon season is underway. I had to stop by the pharmacy on the way home. The afternoon thunderheads were building up o...
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Cat Trap

July 11, 2018 - We are off to Paris, France on Saturday, and the cats are going to be shut in with the catio being their only connection...
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Najar @ 6400

July 09, 2018 - Close ups of Najar illuminated by the lights over the counter — 200mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/80, ISO 6400.
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A Portrait of the Hummer as a Young Bird

July 07, 2018 - Once upon a time, and a very good time it was, there was a hummer sitting on a branch outside the window and this hummer...
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Towhee Talking

July 05, 2018 - "Ciao Paparazzo!" This young spotted towhee had a lot say when we walked past him the other night. "Blah blah BL...
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4th of July

July 04, 2018 - Annual Corrales 4th of July Parade. Hooray! Unicorns Unicycles We've been like waiting for...
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Night Hawks

July 03, 2018 - Night Hawks are fast and erratic flyers, much like bats and hummingbirds, as they catch insects on the wing at sunset....
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Five B's

July 02, 2018 - Beetle, Butterfly, Boa, Bovine, and Birds are the Five B's Snake eyes I waited for Blue to stick out her t...
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Blue Grosbeak at 3200

June 30, 2018 - Images of Blue Grosbeaks after sunset. The raw files are cropped, but not processed, leaving the grain. The photos are s...
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Waiting for the Moon

June 28, 2018 - Subtle pinks and purples covered the Sandias while I waited on the beach for the full moon to rise. Moonrise A...
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We're Cool

June 27, 2018 - Besides occasional smoke banks rolling in and a few thunderheads building up for a short time in the late afternoon, we...
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Beauty & The Barf

June 23, 2018 - Spunk in grass by the Beta Rose. Photo by Laurie. "¡Hola pesky Paparazzo! ¿Qué pasa?" "Excusez-moi, je dois al...
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The Blue Wasp

June 20, 2018 - Blue Wasp: "Here's a promising hole." If you are old enough, you might remember "The Green Hornet" TV series from the...
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Super Sliver Moon

June 19, 2018 - Super sliver moon balanced above the power line. I got these photos last week, but owls, cats and insects got in the...
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The Irresistible Cuteness of Owls

June 18, 2018 - Sister Owl and New 3rd Owlet who we had not seen before. We walked north to where the New Owl Family hangs out at 7:3...
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What to Do on a Rainy Day

June 16, 2018 - Silver checking to see if it's raining on the west slide of the house. Anyone who follows this blog knows we get very...
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Beaver in Jetties on Bank

June 14, 2018 - Smokey air under stormy skies You can see an animated GIF of the beaver on the bank at https://photoofthedayetc.wordp...
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R-9 After 9:09 Lost in Open Space

June 11, 2018 - Lost in Open Space 8:18:32 PM: We began our usual evening walk by checking out the sunset colors on the Sandias....
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Owliance Famille

June 10, 2018 - Little Owl earlier in the week giving me mad dogs. Fat Owl snoozing on a branch in a cottonwood across the ditch fr...
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Spunk Goes A-Viking

June 07, 2018 - Vikings eh! They are tough ones, you say? We'll just see how tough those Icelandic Vikings are....
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New Owl

June 06, 2018 - After checking on Big Owl, Little Owl, and Fat Owl, who were all in different spots, in different trees from the tree th...
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Kranky Kitty

June 05, 2018 - Silver was quite the cranky kitty on Sunday having to wait under the canopy for it to stop raining before he could go ba...
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The Beaver that Fell to Earth

June 04, 2018 - Pink light fading sun Ducklings scamper jettis safe Beaver falls to earth
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Fashion Snake

June 03, 2018 - Western Hognose going into warp speed. We found this new born Western Hognose snake crawling along the trail in the b...
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Owls & Cats

June 02, 2018 - Fat owl and Little Owl. Big Owl has moved to the tree next door. Najar Little Owl: "Wake me up when he go goes...
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ABC Macro View

June 01, 2018 - Chuckles A = Assassin bug. B = Bee. C = Chuckles. Macro View = Up close and personal view. ABC Macro View = Assassin...
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Photographic Maneuvers In The Dark

May 31, 2018 - Under the light of a peachy moon, my camera helps shed a little light on activities in the dark Blurry bats flit ba...
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Owl Update

May 29, 2018 - A Sense of Scale Big Owl (on the left behind leaves), Fat Owl and Mama Owl together in the late afternoon. Five...
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Go Go Catzilla

May 28, 2018 - Coyote 102.5 FM plays their entire song library from A to Z over Memorial Day weekend. They happened to be on the Gs whe...
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Black-Crowned Night Heron

May 27, 2018 - We have a new heron on the block. This one flew up out of the clearwater ditch, crossed over into the bosque and landed...
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Smoky Sun Cloudy Moon

May 26, 2018 - Sun cutting through a smoky sky Smoke from a fire in the Gila National Forest southwest of Albuquerque blew north tod...
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SNAKE!

May 24, 2018 - S Sn Sna Snak SNAKE! I heard rustling around in the bathroom, went to investigate and Najar was Jumping straight up i...
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The Little Owl Who Couldn't

May 23, 2018 - Little Owl: "I'm going to break out of this hole!" Fat Owl: "Okey Dokey." Big Owl: "Go for it." Little Owl: "H...
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We Got a Little Rain Today

May 21, 2018 - After months of zero precipitation, we got a little rain today. An afternoon thunderstorm pelted us with large drops of...
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Fifth Annual Corrales Rose Society Dr Huey Tour

May 19, 2018 - We had our 5th Annual Corrales Rose Society Dr Huey Tour today. With so many of our other roses blooming early and almos...
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Let Us Entertain You

May 18, 2018 - Ooh! Do you see what mama has? The owlets and their mama have become the nightly entertainment this week. Mama o...
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Inside Looking Out

May 17, 2018 - Entrance “Ice cold water is runnin' through my veins. They try and drag me back to work again. Pain and blisters on...
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Two Doors Down...

May 16, 2018 - Two owlets looking at us gawking at them. Two doors down the owls have owlets that are cute and having a party poking...
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TBA

May 15, 2018 - Three Bat Abstractions are the result of bats buzzing me last night after sunset.
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Macros 4 Mother's Day

May 13, 2018 - Solar system balloon Loki, Lola and I were still in bed at sunrise. Loki was sprawled out from my thighs to my stomac...
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Open 4 Mother's Day

May 12, 2018 - Spunk and Lola think it's about time I got my butt into gear, cleaned and opened the deck. I got new flowers to plant...
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A Tail and Two Temperatures

May 11, 2018 - Lola There are really four temperatures represented, but I'm comparing two each of the temperatures — 1) indoor/outdo...
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New Fountain

May 10, 2018 - I was following the demolition of the old fountain and construction of this new fountain last year (http://photos.tandlp...
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Rough Love

May 09, 2018 - Love. Rough around the edges. Tuscan Sun America Pink Iceberg Betty Boop
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Osprey Overhead

May 07, 2018 - The osprey were silhouettes against the cloudy sky. We were on the beach when Laurie said "what bird is that?" A very...
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Big Balled Wizard

May 06, 2018 - The AWB are at it again with another parody video. This one is lamenting Sliver’s big beautiful balls, which he lost whe...
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Beaver Spotting

May 05, 2018 - Munching on and along the bank on the other side of the river. Beaver like to come out and play after sunset, when th...
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Hawk Spotting

May 04, 2018 - Cooper's Hawk roosting at the top of a cottonwood. Bothered by the paparazzo pointing a big lens at it, the hawk ta...
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Goose Spotting

May 03, 2018 - A pair of geese had four goslings on the beach this afternoon.
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Train Spotting

May 02, 2018 - There is "Train Spotting" where you spot a train, photograph it, and mark down the number on the locomotive. In Britain...
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No April Showers, Still Have May Flowers

May 01, 2018 - Double Delight We got zero measurable precipitation in April; however, today, May 1st, we have a lot more roses and f...
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Phalacrocorax brasilianus

April 30, 2018 - Neotropic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax brasilianus on a log in the middle of the Rio Grande in Corrales, NM. The Phalacr...
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Batty

April 29, 2018 - Collage of silhouettes of bat flying under the almost full moon. The bats were out last night flying around while we...
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Hoodooing

April 28, 2018 - Red-eared Sliders hoodooing while a Mallard quickly swims by. Some of the Red-eared Slider turtles that live in the d...
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First Blooms and Fuzzy Moon

April 27, 2018 - Lady Banks Lady banks started blooming late last week. This week, while we were attending the annual spring medieval...
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Springs Preserve

April 22, 2018 - On our way out of Las Vegas last Sunday morning, we stopped by the Springs Preserve nature center to see the botanical g...
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UNLV

April 21, 2018 - There are several curious aspects to the University of Nevada Las Vegas, UNLV, we noticed the first time we walked onto...
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Elvis & Priscilla

April 20, 2018 - Priscilla on the left, Elvis on the right. Meet the Embassy Suites Swans, Elvis and Priscilla. They are beautiful whi...
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Sweet Suite

April 19, 2018 - View of interior courtyard from outside our room on the 6th floor. The suggested hotel for people attending the MAP/R...
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Dam Bridge

April 18, 2018 - Looking toward the Arizona side of the Colorado River canyon. The Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge spans...
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Tunnel Vision

April 17, 2018 - Hoover Dam Lodge standing among the volcanic rock. We stayed at the Hoover Dam Lodge, which is 17 stories with a casi...
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Road to Hoover Dam

April 16, 2018 - We drove to Boulder City, NV from Corrales on Wednesday, November 11 on our way to Las Vegas for the joint MAP/RMMRA con...
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Blossoms & Blooms

April 09, 2018 - Peach Tulip Daffodils Nectarine Tulip
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Ray-O-Sunset

April 08, 2018 - After having little or no color at sunset last week, Saturday's sunset was quite nice.
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Spunk's Turn

April 07, 2018 - Spunk is the last of the kitties to have a post this week. He got in Laurie's bag this morning when she was on her way t...
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Marble in the Mix

April 06, 2018 - Continuing with the solo kitty series, Marble wanted to get in on the mix. "Wow! That is a really big noisy bir...
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Najar Happens

April 05, 2018 - Najar, who is usually camera shy, was not going to be outdone by Lola, Silver, Loki and Sasha, especially when it comes...
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Where in the World is Sasha Sandiego?

April 04, 2018 - While on the subject of vintage computer games from the 1990's, Sasha wanted to be like Carmen Sandiego and posed in mys...
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Leisure Cat Loki Hammocking Like A Lounge Lizard

April 03, 2018 - When Loki heard about the old computer game Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, he did his best to do...
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Extreme Lounging

April 02, 2018 - Silver, determined not to be outdone by Lola's lollygag-style lounging, showed off the nuances, subtleties and his maste...
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Lounging with Lola

April 01, 2018 - We spent Easter Sunday doing various chores, feeding the snake, and working on papers and presentations. Between the var...
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Two Pterodactyls at Twilight

March 31, 2018 - Two pterodactyls in treetops on opposite sides of the clearwater ditch. We were out walking on the levee long after s...
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Keeping With Tradition

March 29, 2018 - Water in my irrigation ditch after I cleaned out the cottonwood leaves so the water flowed freely. I cleaned out the dit...
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For A Few Dollars More

March 27, 2018 - "What's wrong with this camera?" I asked as I listened to the shutter click off at different speed settings. "It's broke...
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Today's Flowers

March 25, 2018 - White in yellow crocus. Since a sunset happened yesterday, preempting flowers, here are today's flowers. Color c...
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Sunsets Happen

March 24, 2018 - Thirty minutes before sunset, the sky was completely overcast with thick, dark clouds. I started preparing photos I had...
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Magnificent Seven

March 23, 2018 - Loki Lola Marble Najar Sasha Silver Spunk
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Icy and 77

March 22, 2018 - It was 77º F (25º C) when I took this icy photo. Sunset from last night. The color change daffy was orange tod...
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Tell Tail Tale

March 20, 2018 - Many meows and three and a half years later, Spunk's tail is still one of his favorite toys. He uses his tail to tell us...
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Peachy Keen

March 19, 2018 - Peaching. Three of the frilly yellow daffies opened and turned to a frilly peachy color. Daffy not open is still...
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Seven Minutes on the Seventeenth

March 18, 2018 - On the beach at 7:13:19 pm, 03/17/2018. A sliver of dusty pink on the Sandias as the sun started slipping behind the hor...
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Of Pancake & Macros

March 17, 2018 - Tiny daffodil in the catio. As macro season continues to rev up, tiny daffodils are blooming in the catio. I made a C...
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Holy Macro

March 16, 2018 - Blue bee working a blossom It was a nice day for a another macro tour in the white plum blossoms. One benefit of...
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Chasing Butterflies

March 14, 2018 - Spunk sees something dark fluttering around in the distance. After cleaning the grasses I chopped, and digging the go...
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Macro Mugs

March 13, 2018 - Marble Sasha Loki Silver Spunk
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Burned Out

March 12, 2018 - One of Lowe's trucks had an electrical fire and got burned out.
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Macro Madness

March 11, 2018 - Early blooming tulips are coming up and our five-on-one plum tree bloomed yesterday. We had sunshine and 72º F (22.2º C)...
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Hammocking Fun 101

March 10, 2018 - Silver demonstrating how to have fun while hammocking.
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Rays

March 08, 2018 -
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Macro Dry

March 07, 2018 - Working in the yard inspired me to get out my macro lens and photograph some of the dry "winter interest" before cutting...
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Crow-Magnon

March 05, 2018 - crow wave picture From the Off Center & Not Even Ministry of Made-up & Silly Physics, a crow-magnon is a quasi-crow-p...
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Gata Bonita

March 03, 2018 - Another activity at the car show was face painting. The newly transformed kitty's father asked me to photograph her. So...
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Four

March 02, 2018 -
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Didn't Get The Memo

March 01, 2018 - A lot of changes seem to happen close together. After the Park-It Place decided to raise monthly parking fees by 44% for...
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Remembering Rozencrantz

February 28, 2018 - We buried Rosencrantz next to Guildenstern under the light of the moon last night. I bought Rosencrantz and Guildenstern...
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Dish Network

February 26, 2018 - Lola
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Cat O' Blinds Tale

February 25, 2018 - While I was waiting for my new, used Macbook Pro to come in, I cleaned up a lot of dead foliage out of the wisteria and...
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KIMO Moon Green Red Go 11 Stop 11

February 10, 2018 - KIMO Moon Green KIMO Moon Red Go 11 11 Stop 11
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Blue Shed

February 09, 2018 - Blue shed her skin, so now she is shiny, iridescent and beautiful.
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You've Got Gull

February 06, 2018 - Eagle-like "No! It's NOT flamingo! It's called 'Flamenco'!" Ostriching ¡Hasta la vista Baby!
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Mya's Love

February 05, 2018 - Vintage Indian Motorbike Vintage and custom bicycles at the car show. Mya's "Love" lowrider bike Raggedy An...
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Crow Show

February 04, 2018 - Crows had gathered in the trees above the path to the beach. They perched, flew, landed, cawed, laughed at us, and carri...
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WAR 600

February 03, 2018 - I have never seen Breaking Bad, but this 1962 Chevrolet Impala is an impressive tribute to the show.
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Giving a Hoot

February 02, 2018 - A pair of Great Horned Owls are on a branch way back in the center of the photo. It was quite a bit darker than the phot...
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Dawn Comet Dusk

February 01, 2018 - Fiery dawn Icy comet Painterly dusk
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A Bloody Touch of Blue

January 31, 2018 - I shot the first moon at the top of the photo at 3:58 am, and I shot the last moon disappearing behind the tree at 6:47...
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Whaazz Up?

January 30, 2018 - Sasha taking control of my computer with Najar at the right and Lola on screen. You can see a cute gif involving this s...
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Dueling Hammocks

January 29, 2018 - Spunk is the first one to check out the new hammock The kitties got tired of fighting over the single hammock and beg...
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Perspective on the Sandias

January 28, 2018 - Sandias from North Beach at the north end of Corrales.
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Tim Dandy to the Rescue

January 27, 2018 - Sasha has been putting on a feline damsel in distress act by getting stuck on the roof of the house, and acting sad and...
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Doing Time

January 26, 2018 - Poor Lola had to go to the vet today, which meant doing time in the kitty slammer (carrier) for the eternal ride to the...
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Seagulls In Our Midst

January 25, 2018 - On my way home from doing research on land grants in Sandoval County, I stopped by north beach where Corrales and Rio Ra...
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Dragoning

January 24, 2018 - Najar "Dragoning" on Laurie's shoulders.
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View from the Top

January 23, 2018 - Looking to the northwest Views from the rooftop of the Old First National Bank Building at 3rd Street and Central (Ol...
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Dawning

January 20, 2018 - 1/19/18, 6:46:51 AM
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Trashy Crow

January 17, 2018 - This crow was pulling trash out of the trash bin around the corner from Pets Mart and throwing it all over the sidewalk.
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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

January 16, 2018 - Rosencrantz and Spunk If you are familiar with Pedro Almodóvar's movie of the same name, you will know there is no...
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Dawn @ 17, Dusk @ 40

January 15, 2018 - Dawn @ 17º F x 17mm Dawn @ 17º F x 33mm Dusk @ 40º F x 40mm
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Cute Coot

January 14, 2018 - American Coot on the Rio Grande
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Golden Showers

January 13, 2018 - Spunk was here!
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Synchronized Sleeping

January 12, 2018 - Silver and Lola getting in a little synchronized sleeping Drone view Lola's awakened by the presents of a pesk...
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On the 97th Day...

January 10, 2018 - A puddle from rain after 96 consecutive days without precipitation. Buzzed by a crane The landing Snow on...
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Corn

January 09, 2018 - Popcorn of phone at 20:55. One my way home last night I was flipping between radio stations to avoid commercials, whe...
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Drought Stricken Triathlon

January 08, 2018 - With no precipitation for over 90 consecutive days in the middle Rio Grande Valley, "Run, Bike, Swim" turned into "Run w...
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Jugging, Cuteness, Kitty Control Energy Dissipator

January 05, 2018 - Sasha jugging Spunk putting on the cute Trying out the kitty Control Energy Dissipator Laurie got this ph...
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You're Bothering Me Boy!

January 03, 2018 - Silver hammocking
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Seagull & Crow

January 01, 2018 - A seagull was flying around the parking lot at the grocery store. It finally landed on a light pole. A crow soon joined...
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Adiós 2017

December 31, 2017 - The last pink of 2017 The last sunset of 2017 The last photo of a beaver swimming of 2017 The last glow o...
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The Year in Review — I Kissed a Calf (I didn’t like it)

December 30, 2017 - There were some good times and high points in an otherwise difficult year. Envy and intolerance bring out evil in what y...
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Sliding

December 29, 2017 - With all of Laurie's family in town, Liz and Leah pulled out slides, a projector and a slide sorter, and we all gathered...
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Jay in the Jetties

December 28, 2017 - Western Blue Jay in among the Jetties
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The Day After...

December 26, 2017 - Rosencrantz: "Is that it?" Loki: "Do you see anymore stuff in there?" Spunk: "It's awfully dark in here!"
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Christmas on the Rio

December 25, 2017 - Late afternoon Christmas day 2017 on the Rio Grande at the south end of Corrales, NM, USA. Had...
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We Wish You A Kitty Christmas

December 24, 2017 - Spunk All the kitties, Laurie and I wish everyone a kitty Christmas. Najar Sasha Rosencrantz Caug...
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Sunlight Kisses

December 22, 2017 - Sunlight kisses mountains goodnight Day is done Clear sky cold Dressed in blue Tries on pink under gray Night likes...
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Take Off

December 21, 2017 -
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Stranded

December 20, 2017 - Spunk: "Listen carefully PAPARAZZO. Put down that stupid camera and get me off this stupid roof!"
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Pterodactyl & Sliver Moon

December 19, 2017 - Hunting pterodactyl under sliver moon Leafless branches claw at cloudless sky Dusk turns dark shivering cold Primordi...
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Full House

December 18, 2017 - The lights on in the empty baseball stadium south of the pit had a nice shine to them. Tristan graduated with a Bache...
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Fencing

December 17, 2017 - Not to be foiled by walking narrow planks, Loki was determined to show off his fencing skills. Abou...
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A New Trail

December 15, 2017 - A new trail! Where does it lead? The Rio Grande, of course. View looking to the northeast. View looking south.
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Pile of Cats

December 14, 2017 - Silver, Marble, Lola and Sasha
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Winged Encounter

December 13, 2017 - I was standing in a clearing in the bosque photographing a Red-tailed Hawk circling over head, when a flock of cranes fl...
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Frosted Prints

December 12, 2017 - As temperatures drop into the single digits on the Fahrenheit scale, kitty prints are frosted. Although, it has been so...
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Incoming

December 10, 2017 -
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Conversation with Santa

December 08, 2017 - Santa: "Hmmm! I'll have to think about that." Bruce: "I'm having my doubts."
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Red & Green, Package From Beijing

December 06, 2017 - The body clips I ordered for Laurie's Mazdaspeed 3 from China, and the new "Chile Capital of the World" license plate I...
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The Sound of Cranes

December 04, 2017 - Behind ripples, branches grab Super moon in liquid clouds Breaks the hold, trees and pother Sets the night alight Da...
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Assorted Cats

December 03, 2017 - Sasha (bottom), Silver (middle), Lola (top) making like a packaged deal.
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Super Soft

December 02, 2017 - The almost super moon rose over the Sandias behind thin clouds that gave it a soft, fuzzy look. The last of the cranes s...
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Apple & Cinnamon

November 30, 2017 - Manzana Verde with a cinnamon sucker.
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Enchanted House in the Hills

November 29, 2017 - I photographed a property in Santa Fe, NM that the owner calls "The Enchanted House in the Hills!" It's a very beautiful...
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All Studied Out

November 28, 2017 - Spunk is all worn out from his long hours of studying and mastering catography (yellow), catology (purple), catanomics (...
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A Gathering of Angels

November 27, 2017 - Like a gathering of Angels Circling high into the heavens Making joyful noises They call out to everyone “We are on...
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Bovine in Black & Bull

November 26, 2017 - We went out at the same time and the calves where waiting for us. The black calves started acting up and big daddy Bull...
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Happy November Birthdays From Tesla

November 21, 2017 - Putting it up or taking it down? Tesla wishes everyone born in the month of November a Happy Birthday! How'd tha...
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Dam

November 20, 2017 - Busy beavers' latest dam on the clearwater ditch under the bridge we us to access the bosque. We'll see how long it last...
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Fly By

November 19, 2017 - A Red Tailed Hawk flew over me while I was in the yard, made one circle over head and headed south.
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Poofed

November 18, 2017 - Sasha stalking Spunk.
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Glowing in Stereo

November 17, 2017 - Two balloons doing a private glow on the soccer field in Corrales, NM.
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Sandias in the Mist

November 16, 2017 - Fujifilm X-E1, 27mm ƒ/2.8 pancake lens I took a detour on my way to work this morning to get a few shots of the Sandi...
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Endorsed by the Birds

November 14, 2017 - This sign is posted on the east side of the bridge we cross the get to the bosque.
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Into the Void

November 13, 2017 - Pterodactyls circle overhead as horsemen ride into the void at dusk.
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ONLY...

November 12, 2017 -
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Horseless Carriage

November 10, 2017 - Carriage chained up on the porch of the house next door to where we stayed in Tucson.
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Stairway To...

November 09, 2017 - The science building on the AU campus has an arch at the front with what appears to be a history of science.
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LOL Cats

November 07, 2017 - Spunk: "Pull-eeze let me in so I can save you from those weirdos!" Loki: "What 'weirdos' are you talking about? Lik...
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Another One Bites the Dust

November 06, 2017 - I received another thin envelope from a medical group in the mail this afternoon. This is the fifth letter I've received...
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Red Track Green Track

November 05, 2017 - Tuscsn Street Car.
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Cat Napping

November 04, 2017 - Marble and Loki sharing the hammock to get in some cat napping.
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Bite 'Em ON The Old Shin Bone

November 03, 2017 - Anyone who has followed this blog for any time has seen various photos of the beavers and beaver dams in the clearwater...
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Lark VIII, The Desert Ark

November 02, 2017 - When you arrive at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, you are greeted by The Desert Ark, a 1960 Studebaker Lark VIII Wago...
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Bear Canyon Critters

November 01, 2017 - When I hiked 13 miles in Bear Canyon while we were in Tucson on October 21st, it was hot with temps in the 90's. Therefo...
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Spunk Was Here

October 31, 2017 - Spunk left creepy paw prints for Halloween. Interesting Halloween sunset
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Gray Hawk

October 30, 2017 - Gray Hawk, also know as the Mexican goshawk. ¡Adios muchachos,...
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Sandhills and Pink

October 29, 2017 - The Sandhill Cranes are back — flying up and down the Rio Grande at sunset every night on the way to their roosting spot...
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Barney

October 27, 2017 - When Barney the Barn Owl flew out of the aviary, all the crowd went "Aaahhh! How cute!" He is certainly adorable. He fle...
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Bluebird of Happiness

October 26, 2017 - This Western Blue Jay loved being in front of the camera. After another photographer and I were finished photographing h...
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Fish, Lizards, Spider, Snakes

October 25, 2017 - Big silver What's a desert museum to do if it doesn't have tropical fish on display? Not only does the Arizona-Sonora...
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Harris Hawks

October 24, 2017 - The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has a raptor free flight exhibit, which we happened to be just in time for. The stars o...
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Cougar, Coyotes and Boars...

October 23, 2017 - One nice thing about the roads in the scenic area west of Tucson is they have pullouts every 1/4 mile or so where you ca...
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Bear Canyon Trail

October 22, 2017 - Saguaro, prickly pear cactus, and landscape along the Bear Canyon Trail, Tucson, AZ The destination in the distance...
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As the Crow Flies

October 21, 2017 - A crow flying in Bear Canyon northeast of Tucson, AZ.
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"Abandoning That Which Once Defined" — Austin Martin, 2011

October 20, 2017 - Plaque near the giant hobo knapsack sculpture. There is an interesting sculpture of a giant knapsack on a stick, ster...
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Way to Tucson

October 19, 2017 - We drove to Tucson today. These are a few photos along the way.
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STOP

October 18, 2017 - Cat prints on the windshield Sky at dawn
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Miscellanies

October 17, 2017 - Whooping it up at a birthday party. Lola in her "Catzilla" persona bristling at Spunk while giving him mad dogs and...
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Trapped

October 16, 2017 - Once it danced and floated free Tumbling on the wind Grabbed by wire twisted links Loosely bound iron grip Held fast...
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Lick It. Lick It Good!

October 14, 2017 - Spunk grooming in the morning sunshine. All clean and beautiful
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Oh, Fudge

October 13, 2017 - A macro of fudge frosting on Friday the 13th. An aerial view. Oh, cupcake.
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Let em Glow

October 12, 2017 - Glowdeo as seen from the escarpment on the borderline of Corrales and Rio Rancho. You can see an automated gif of the...
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Muddy

October 11, 2017 - Prints from me and pterodactyls walking around in the mud on the sandbar in the middle of the Rio Grande. Balloons,...
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Ghosts of Balloonists Past

October 08, 2017 - Sid Cutter, Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, Larry Newman, Ron Clark, Carol Rymer Davis, Richard Abruzzo, Steve Fossett, Dav...
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First Frost

October 07, 2017 - Spunk and I went out at sunrise to see if the balloons were coming our way. We didn't see balloons this morning, but we...
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Pre-Flight Friday

October 06, 2017 - The 2017 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta officially starts tomorrow, October 7, 2017. However, Friday's pre-fli...
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Wet Plates Dry Place

October 04, 2017 - The collodion process was invented in 1851 by Frederick Scott Archer and Gustave Le Gray independently and pretty much s...
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Perros del los Muertos

October 02, 2017 - Corrales held its annual Harvest Festival over the weekend and the festivities began with the pet parade. This year's th...
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Soft White

October 01, 2017 - After cycles of cloudy, lightning, thunder, rain, clear through the day and night, we woke to a soft white filtering the...
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Social Hour @ 12K Feet

September 29, 2017 - One of these things is not like the others. Once we finally got to Cumberland Pass in Laurie's Mazdaspeed3 just befor...
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The Rain this Time Gave Point Nine

September 28, 2017 - Downpour downtown The rain began with a downpour in downtown Albuquerque starting around 4:30 PM yesterday afternoon.
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Classic Rock

September 27, 2017 - On the way to Cumberland Pass, CO. Napoleon Mountain on the right and Fitzpatrick Peak on the left. Mt. Democrat, F...
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Orbit of Anaxyrus and Stenopelmatus

September 26, 2017 - In the microcosm of universes painted in circles of light and dark, Anaxyrus woodhousii and Stenopelmatus fuscus made th...
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The Molybdenum Mambo

September 25, 2017 - The Climax Mine on the Fremont Pass, 11,318 ft (3,450 m), is quite an operation with an interesting history. As the sign...
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Night Spider

September 24, 2017 - Orb spider rebuilding her web on the bridge over the clearwater ditch. The web is gnarly because it gets blown apart by...
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How to Move a Buffalo

September 23, 2017 - Ralphie, CU Boulder's mascot The year two-thousand seventeen marks the 50th Anniversary of having Ralphie the buffalo...
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Pitkin

September 22, 2017 - Sunrise in the mist over Pitkin Originally named Quartzville, Pitkin, Colorado was founded in 1879 and renamed to hon...
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Tailgating One Oh! One

September 21, 2017 - This is one of the first large tailgating operations I came across. They asked if I wanted to try some of the food, and...
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Warped Law

September 20, 2017 - The CLASP V conference was held in the Wolf Law Building at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Many of the walls in da...
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Home by Milky Way

September 19, 2017 - High speed drivers Sun falls low Catch that light Stop, click, go High plains drifters Night swallows day Follow s...
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The Rockies

September 17, 2017 - The common room at the Pitkin Hotel in Pitkin, CO where I processed photos and put this blog together tonight. We lef...
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Across the Tracks

September 16, 2017 - I had quite a adventure in Boulder, CO today, but we got home so late, I only had time to look at a few of the photos....
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The Dark Horse

September 15, 2017 - We are in Boulder, CO at CLASP V, an Interdisciplinary Conference on Culture, Language, and Social Practice, where Lauri...
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VT

September 14, 2017 - 360º panorama of The Beach on the Rio Grande that I used to create a virtual tour. One of the photo ventures that I h...
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Spam

September 12, 2017 -
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Sick

September 12, 2017 - Yes Sasha. The world is sick*, depressing. *Note: Sasha is not sick. She is making a comment on the state of the worl...
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Smile

September 10, 2017 - Interesting treatment of concreting an irrigation ditch around a cottonwood tree. The irrigation ditch, bosque and Ri...
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Eye Shine

September 09, 2017 - Walking under moonless sky Flashlight pokes Through clouds on high Face to Face Black cows on black Eyes...
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Royal Fork

September 07, 2017 - This is one of the tacky old landmarks that persist in Albuquerque. The Royal Fork Buffet Restaurant was at the corner o...
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Smoking Up The Skies

September 05, 2017 - Sunset on Sunday, September 3rd. The smoke is adding color but there was not a thick haze. We are now getting a lot o...
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Spunk Fought the Mouse and the Mouse Won

September 04, 2017 - Spunk and I were making our rounds on the property together about mid-morning. We were by the wood fence on the south si...
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The Persistence of Green Chile Gloves

September 03, 2017 - After posting the blog and working on the third sack of chiles, while the AWBs continued to party on the deck, my iPhone...
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The Persistence of Green Chile

September 02, 2017 - Back, left to right, front: green chile martini, green chile beer, green chile milk, green chile red wine, green chile m...
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Gladiolus

September 01, 2017 -
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The Few and the Flatulent

August 31, 2017 - I ran out to the river, then down to the beach to see if I could get the pink on the Sandias from the setting sun. There...
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Birds Birds Birds

August 30, 2017 - Seven Flycatchers in Mia's tree I walked out to the river in the late afternoon before sundown and a nice variety of...
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Smiling

August 28, 2017 - Laurie got a photo of Spunk having sweet, happy dreams.
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Of Cows & Coyotes

August 27, 2017 - Three coyotes on the ditch bank watching the paparazzo approach. One steps down, the others look around. Two coyote...
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Sin Água y Solo

August 26, 2017 - Standing prickly on barren ground Sin água y solo Beads and bangles mark a roadside passing Sin água y solo Dusty pr...
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Sliver Moon Bloody Sky

August 25, 2017 - The sliver moon was facing down a bloody sky this evening. Earlier, a muskrat was swimming in a northerly direction, pro...
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Rose is Red Spider is Blue

August 24, 2017 - Veteran's Honor Orb Spider High Society pulled to the ground by a porcupine Tuscan Sun Lovestruck...
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Bottle of Wine Socks are Divine

August 22, 2017 - Wine and socks I won in a raffle I went to a Network After Work meet and great after work this evening. Since it was...
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World Without End Amen

August 21, 2017 - Alpha As the world ended, yet again, I thought about the last line in the "Gloria Patri" — "World without end. Amen"...
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Here We Go Again

August 20, 2017 - The world is coming to an end again because there will be a total solar eclipse tomorrow. Albuquerque is not in the path...
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Low Down Downtown

August 19, 2017 - Riding low Trash in tow Walking Tall Lecture hall Smoke break
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Gone to the Gold

August 18, 2017 - In the deep recesses of my simple mind, vague memories of a commercial for hair color said “Only your hair dresser knows...
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Lost Our Bearings

August 17, 2017 - We have all lost our bearings — the bearings went out in our swamp cooler on Monday, and the bearings in Tristan’s Maste...
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Choose Your Dock

August 16, 2017 - At least we can still choose a dock.
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No JOy

August 15, 2017 - We went down to check out the goings on at Civic Plaza and there was no more JOy.
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Drained by the Swamp

August 14, 2017 - The swamp cooler gave out this afternoon, so I set out to rebuild it. Two motors, new spider bearings, three trips to Lo...
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Working Inside The Box

August 12, 2017 - Loki spills over but manages to fit. It doesn't seem to matter what size the box is, cats have a way of working insid...
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Cattle Ramp Quandary

August 10, 2017 - Main gate on the irrigation ditch It's just always been there. Never gave much thought about who it belonged to. Simp...
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Daisy With A Mohawk

August 08, 2017 - If you are the type who believes yellow daisies are pansies, well think again. These babies are feisty florals, sporting...
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Rigor Dormitus

August 07, 2017 - Loki got a severe case of rigor dormitus while catnapping.
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The Monarch & The Queen

August 06, 2017 - Monarch Queen
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Hair

August 05, 2017 - Laurie has gone for a new look on her hair. This is an ombré style that will be a rose gold ombré when they are finished...
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Nails One Oh? One

August 04, 2017 - Lola guarding a new bottle of Rose Gold nail polish Here's an easy guide to doing your own nails: 1) Clean off the c...
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Jugging

August 03, 2017 - We have a fountain, bowls of water, plus we often leave a bathroom faucet dripping so the cats can get a variety of wate...
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Taken by the Night

August 02, 2017 - A soft stripe of pink kissed the top of the Sandias at eight-fifteen. A cloud floats lighted behind a tree laid bar...
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And The Rain Came Tumbling Down

August 01, 2017 - Downpour @ Four River in the alley Blue skies and sunshine @ Four-Thirty
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Sandias in the Mist

July 31, 2017 - At ten till eight the Sandias were covered by heavy rain as we stood in light rain on the west side of the river. F...
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Selfies with Sophia

July 30, 2017 - Sophia, who is Tristan's Congo African Grey, came out to play this afternoon when we dropped some stuff by Tristan's hou...
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Hammocking in Stereo

July 29, 2017 - Silver and Loki were hammocking in stereo, when Marble got up on the shelf and distracted Loki. He couldn't resist playi...
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Paparazzo & Chicks

July 28, 2017 - July 8th. Loppers ready to cut down a tree limb. I had the loppers ready to slice through a large branch when my subc...
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Walk Under A Sliver Moon

July 25, 2017 - The Sandias, bosque and Rio Grande at dusk. Twilight afterglow Sliver moon peeking out from behind black cloud...
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Walking the Dog

July 24, 2017 - Walking the dog at the corner of 3rd Street and Central (Old Route 66), Downtown Albuquerque.
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Rain & Shine

July 21, 2017 - Standing in the sun Soaked by the rain Rainbows double up Arc over trees Framing mountains Sun falls down Rain dri...
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Light Queen

July 20, 2017 - Queen Black Swallowtail Queen Pearl Crescent Queen Painted Lady
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Repeat Offender

July 19, 2017 - Some of you might recall that about a year and a half (1.5, 1 1/2)* ago, I was banned for life from the parking garage a...
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In The Slammer

July 16, 2017 - Lane's kitty, Tesla, is in the slammer. Tesla has been on the blog before playing with balloons, and on his cat tree in...
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Not So Good Vibrations

July 13, 2017 - A tongue tested 9 volt battery. One of the lingering side effects of chemotherapy is nerve damage, and bouts with ner...
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Blue to Gray

July 12, 2017 - Blue sky with clouds building up in the east at 6:30 pm Dark sky to the west at 8:00 pm Sun breaks through and...
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The Persistence Of Donut

July 11, 2017 - The first time I posted a photo of this donut was March 22, 2017. See it at Big Red Road Kill. Bruce called this "T...
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Lounging

July 10, 2017 - Silver and Spunk lounging in the catio.
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A Tell Tail Beaver

July 09, 2017 - Beaver slipping into the foliage on the sandbar in the middle of the river. A walked out to the river shortly before...
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A Helping Hawk

July 08, 2017 - Copper's Hawk: "Hey there! Whatcha doing?" Me: "I'm looking for my glasses that got knocked off my face cutting down elm...
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Newborns

July 07, 2017 - Three newborn Western Tiger Swallowtail butterflies (Papilio rutulus) paid us a visit to feed on one of our butterfly bu...
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Rorschach Crows

July 06, 2017 - Unsettled inkblots taken flight Overhead high desert sky Rorschach crows fly on by Caws call spirits Oedipus and Fre...
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Hot Dogs, Mad Dogs, Get Your Goat

July 04, 2017 - Hot dog Mad dogs Get your goat Where's my Bud, Bud? Hot dogs Walking around a slow dead end...
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Floral Fireworks

July 03, 2017 - Evel Boll Weevil the Assassin Bug invites you to a floral fireworks extravaganza. Enjoy the show....
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Let Them Do Stairs

July 01, 2017 - Spunk checking out the stairs before his first ascent. Even though hammocking is the perfect lounging behavior for ca...
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Hammocking

June 30, 2017 - The kitties heard that Hammocking was all the rage, and asked me if I could get them a hammock. I searched the property...
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Hardhats & Half Moon

June 29, 2017 - Nice fashion statement on the hardhat in the foreground. "It's stuck!" Walking the lines.
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Missed Steps

June 28, 2017 - I forgot my Fitbit Oh this mourn Steps wasted Throughout the day Heavy steps Up down stairs Accumulate floors Unr...
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Nighthawk Sliver Moon

June 26, 2017 - Nighthawk fluttered here and there as it flew around a sliver moon Overhead, buzzed by a bat as the phone sounded nine...
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Spunk in the Wild

June 25, 2017 - Spunk chewing on grass in the black bamboo. Hanging out on the deck rail. Getting ready to drink water fro...
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Saturday Night's All Right for Writing

June 24, 2017 - Another parody music video production by The Average White Boys that is very appropriate for a Saturday night. The words...
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The Scoop

June 22, 2017 - The latest scoop on happenings in Downtown Albuquerque. It was another scorcher in the parking lot with temperature...
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Selfie, Snow, Sunset on Solstice

June 21, 2017 - Of all things, today was national selfie day. Being the cranky contrarian that I am, I did not do a selfie today. But La...
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Shakespeare on the Plaza

June 20, 2017 - Bruce and I went out around lunchtime to checkout the progress on the various construction projects downtown. As it were...
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White Did You Say?

June 18, 2017 - First white lilies Checkered Beetle on a Shasta Daisy Beetle goes into biplane position, ready for take off....
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It Was A Hot One

June 17, 2017 - The post sunset glow of smoke from a fire in the Jemez northwest of Albuquerque. The thermometer mounted six feet off...
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Scenes from a Tamale Western

June 16, 2017 - New Mexico has been referred to as "Tamalewood" for all the movies and hit TV show filmed here. These women on their gal...
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Persistence of Cute

June 15, 2017 - Spunk and Marble in all the cuteness.
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The Magical Military Mystery Machine Gun Tour

June 14, 2017 - Never trust a man in a straw hat driving a 1926 Chevrolet The dream seemed real enough at first, the guy in the straw...
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Wait a Second

June 12, 2017 - A one second exposure Crawfish or Crawdad, whichever you want to call it Bullfrog
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Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'

June 11, 2017 - Four horses hangin' in a field Three disappeared The horse that was left turned and fell to the ground in an i...
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The Cat That Ate My New Shoes

June 10, 2017 - I gave lyrics inspired by my new shoes and Spunk to the Average White Boys to see what they could do with them. They tea...
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Gardening In My Good Shoes

June 09, 2017 - Digging up a walnut tree in my good shoes I've worn out all my shoes and boots (the newest pair are over four years o...
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Green Back

June 08, 2017 - Mia, who has Copper Cranes blog, and I were discussing the green backs on the hummingbird, and I mentioned that their fe...
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Hovering

June 07, 2017 - Hummingbird and cotton hovering over the clearwater ditch \ Intense glow after the sun had set Af...
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Baby Flyer

June 06, 2017 - I saw this juvenile Great Horned Owl moving around before he saw me, so I was able to get pretty close to him before he...
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The Drama Queen

June 05, 2017 - At first she didn't seem to mind the camera — S and circle pose While out on my walk on the river, I came across a li...
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New Cat on the Block

June 04, 2017 - Mystery kitty looking in the kitchen window sticking his tongue out at me. I think he might belong to the neighbor's...
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In the Garden

June 03, 2017 - Altissimo Painted Lady Elle Honey bee Chestnut rose Towhee Chuckles Towhee Altis...
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Black Mustangs and a Hen

June 01, 2017 - Big sky after sunset Lonesome dove
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Rectangular Square Perspective

May 31, 2017 - All squared up perspective in a rectangle Convention Center Square in the middle in the alley
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Under the Bridge Through the Wire...

May 30, 2017 - Under the bridge Through the wire Off to the Rail Yards we go
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Stormy Monday

May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day I walked out to the Rio Grande a 14:25. The weather was partly cloudy and about 80º F. Clouds wer...
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Beaver on the Bank

May 28, 2017 - I'm not sure the beaver could see us, but he seemed to hear us talking. I was talking to a couple who live two proper...
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Living on the Edge

May 27, 2017 - Rosencrantz kitties like living and sleeping on the edge of things. The only kitty I did not get a photo of on the ed...
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Home Is Where The...

May 26, 2017 - When I saw the graffiti on the lower edge of the fence a couple of things came to mind. Earlier in the month I was switc...
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Pink On The Water Fire In The Sky

May 25, 2017 - Fire after sunset Starting to burn Closer view of pink water and fiery sky The river's down. I can stand...
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Cattle Egret

May 24, 2017 - I believe these are Cattle Egrets that were flying high hover head.
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Fatboy Express

May 23, 2017 - Four locomotives pulling one passenger car Gloves holding up a shovel Sandias through the looking glass lightl...
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Hooters

May 22, 2017 - While on our evening walk along the river, I spied this pair of Great Horned Owls sitting high in a cottonwood. The...
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Bullfrogs & Billy Momo

May 21, 2017 - Bullfrog peeking out at me through the moss and algae. Billy Momo Released a new video today, Following Me Follow...
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Celebrations of Life

May 20, 2017 - There are various things we do to celebrate people's lives — weddings, when our children are born, and funerals, for exa...
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Garden View

May 19, 2017 - Part of our parking lot. These Salvia spread from three plants. Here are various views of our garden just before the...
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Albuquerque On The Move!

May 18, 2017 - On Gold between First and Second Streets View of the historic marker on the building at the corner of First Street...
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Into the Void

May 17, 2017 - Into the void Altered reality Coyote at a discontinuity Handicapped giant black spider On point...
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Old Houses

May 16, 2017 - At the Rail Yards. Corner house on Second Street close to the Rail Yards. On Second Street a few doors down fr...
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Sunrise Splash-n-Dash

May 14, 2017 - I was out at the river at sunrise. After I walked back from the river, I was hooking up the drip system, when I saw...
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Flight of the Flicker

May 13, 2017 - A Flicker takes flight in the bosque. Perched in the top of a dead elm tree. Takes flight. Wings spread f...
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Snakes in Love

May 12, 2017 - Western Coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum, mating ritual on the ditch bank. Laurie and I went for a walk on the ditch...
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Another Boring Beaver

May 11, 2017 - From a distance it could have been a muskrat. But as I ran up on it as quietly as possible, I could see it was a be...
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High Water Like Chocolate

May 10, 2017 - Rio Grande running high this afternoon, May 10, 2017. There has been a lot of thunderstorm activity over the past few...
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Hawks

May 07, 2017 - Hawk in the distance flying over the bosque. This very large bird looks like an Osprey, but it doesn't seem to have...
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Moonlit Hide & Seek

May 06, 2017 - Well after sunset, in the darkness lit up by a three quarter moon, a beaver dove under a thicket along the opposite bank...
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19:05:43 — 19:41:50

May 05, 2017 - Muskrat. 19:05:43 Wood Ducks. 19:12:19 Clear ditch. 19:14:01. Tamarisk. 19:25:18. Backlit elm. 19:27...
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Dream Catchers

May 04, 2017 - Sweet dreams!
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Duckies, Sunsets, Shooting the Moon

May 03, 2017 - Laurie photographed a mama duck with her ducklings paddling around in the Duck Pond at UNM. Clouds after sunset las...
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Aroma Therapy

May 02, 2017 - Sasha thinks there's nothing like snorting and rolling around on the floor with a stinky pair of socks to help her unwin...
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And The Fountain Comes Tumbling Down

May 01, 2017 - View looking north Demolition of the fountain on Civic Plaza in Downtown Albuquerque started this afternoon. I took p...
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La Gata con la cara de Mala Leche

April 30, 2017 - Lola giving Spunk mala leche Lola is really a sweet kitty to people, but when it comes to most other cats, watch out.
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Saturday on the Ditch Bank

April 29, 2017 - Looking south at a volcano in the distance. Wild poppy A swallow of some type Towers in the clouds on the...
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Iron Knot

April 28, 2017 - Rain fell hard against the threatening darkness, making craters in the water as we walked to the river. An iron knot som...
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For The Birds

April 27, 2017 - Cooper's Hawk Jack Sparrow Swainson's Hawk
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A Walk Up Old Route 66

April 26, 2017 - Looking east from the corner of Union Square and Central (Old Route 66) just east of the railroad tracks. I walked up...
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Bullfrog, Butterfly, Arachnid

April 24, 2017 - Big Bullfrog sunbathing Tiny little butterfly Spider waits for prey
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Rio Grande Beaver

April 23, 2017 - A big wet critter across the raging waters of the Rio Grande on the now flooded sandbar. We went out for a walk on th...
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Record Store Day

April 22, 2017 - Time to dust off the turntable I celebrated Record Store Day by going to Charley's 33's & CD's on the corner of Menau...
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Fish, Flowers, Falling into Darkness

April 21, 2017 - Fishes frolicked in the shallows Splashing spirals colors rippled Fluid gems against currents swim Flowers danced in...
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1969 Mustang 351

April 20, 2017 - I know for sure that this car is a Ford Mustang. I pretty sure its model year is 1969, and the hood scoop indicates it h...
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Window Cats

April 19, 2017 - Doves on the fence just outside the window teasing Spunk Sasha outside looking in The dove's view of Spunk...
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I Taw a Putty Tat

April 17, 2017 - The neighbor's cat reminds me of Sylvester. I got my shots today, which included: Hepetitis B Vaccine, Pneumococcal P...
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The Battle

April 16, 2017 - Prepared for battle, backs to the sun The phalanx stood before me Hundreds of tall, thin wooden warriors Against shar...
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Bunny, Butterflies, Surprise

April 15, 2017 - Easter Bunny out at sunrise Started to hop off when I got too close And quickly got into full bunny run S...
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Lizard Love

April 14, 2017 - Hmmm! Looks like a little hanky-panky going on down there! The shady side of Susan's east wall turned out to be a h...
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Running on Empty

April 13, 2017 - When Bruce and I were in the parking area under Civic Plaza photographing the supports, Bruce suggested we go through th...
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Slippery Slider

April 12, 2017 - Slippery slider sunning itself. While I was out walking on the bank of the clearwater ditch, I spied at a distance wh...
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Mayor Berry, Tear Down This Fountain

April 11, 2017 - The fountain is behind the "Hard Hats Required..." sign. How do you go about preparing to tear out a leaky old founta...
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Diné, 1999 — 2017

April 10, 2017 - We lost Diné this morning to old age. We got her in the summer of 1999 after we got back from living in Spain for three...
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RepenT

April 09, 2017 - Since the old guy is standing on the median with cars passing by, is he using Repe N T as a "transitive" verb in an atte...
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Floral Fire & Ice

April 08, 2017 - Tulips on fire Icy white tulip Lady Banks came into full bloom today Austrian Copper starting to bloom to...
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The Buzzards and the Hummingbird Moth

April 07, 2017 - Buzzards flew above my head today Flew so high they kissed the moon A hummingbird moth buzzed round my feet today Cur...
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Søren & Spunk

April 06, 2017 - Søren decided to come and and be social. Originally he wanted to sit on my shoulder, but the shirt I was wearing was too...
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Frost Bites

April 05, 2017 - We had some of the best wisteria in years. But a biting frost last night took care of the wisteria. White tuli...
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Suavecito & Spunk do Sennheiser

April 04, 2017 - Suavecito got a new pair of Sennheiser headphones and thought they were pretty cool. Turned out they are the exact same...
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Guilty

April 01, 2017 - “To paint or to photograph — That is the question: Whether ’tis more to my advantage to color Photographic accidents...
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Big Sky Calling

March 31, 2017 - Sun crashes to the ground Throw colors far and wide Yellow into red consumed by graying blue Fleeting moments embers...
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The Doctor's Dog

March 28, 2017 - My primary care doctor is retiring. I stopped by his office to pick up my medical records. I didn't see my doctor, but I...
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cats Cats CATS

March 27, 2017 - Najar: "Can't a lady get a little beauty sleep around here? Stupid paparazzo!" Marble has no problem getting her be...
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Silence of the Frogs

March 26, 2017 - I stood on the bank Called for the frogs Frogs? Hey frogs are you there today? The sun is shining, rays are warm Can...
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Red Green

March 25, 2017 - The Rio Grande is running high and fast from spring runoff. The muddy water has a lot of red in it from the red soils fo...
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Kitty with a Curly Tail

March 24, 2017 - Loki the black kitty formerly known as Midnight
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First Water

March 23, 2017 - 30 degree free fall Warm skies turn cold Blue to gray, gray to white Hailstorm blinds Muddy water Speed slowed a re...
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Big Red Road Kill

March 22, 2017 - Murder in the alley A bloody mess Dead donut impaled C# concertina Stollen wheels Sad loss for homeless Infinite a...
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Mr. Muskrat

March 21, 2017 - Mr. Muskrat swimming in the clearwater ditch.
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Worms Then & Now

March 18, 2017 - Left to right: Laurie, Ann, Jim, Liz, Leah, Lane circa 1985. ` Thirty years ago when I was photographing weddings for...
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Lightscapes

March 16, 2017 - Civic Plaza. Downtown Albuquerque, NM. Convention Center. Downtown Albuquerque, NM.
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Too Bad

March 15, 2017 - O n cold gray walk H ot tamales spilled C old winter sun R ays slowly soften A ride to hitch P oor unsuspecting s...
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π Down, Billy Momo Up

March 14, 2017 - Sunset for Π day The sun has set on Π Day. Some people brought in pie, because many people pronounce Π as "pie"; but...
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Muskrat Speed

March 13, 2017 - I saw a muskrat at warp speed today Disturbed the light Made it fray Split water streaked by light Illuminating spar...
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Street Cypher

March 12, 2017 - At the corner of 4th Street and Central (Old Route 66) in Downtown Albuquerque
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Ach Nein! Nine Gnari*

March 11, 2017 - The black kitty formerly known as Midnight† We enter the age of Aquarius Clawing at the cuffs of Heaven Fluorine fe...
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Dirt, Deals, Surreal

March 10, 2017 - Seal the deal Scene behind the screen or painted?
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Jake's Space

March 09, 2017 - Looks like Jake has a new truck sitting "Off Road" in the space reserved for Jake.
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He Lit Up Our Lives

March 08, 2017 - In the summer of 2011, I was getting spam mail from Kevin, the secretary and Kevin's boss at RKL about a big architectur...
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Cold Cat Morning

March 07, 2017 - When I got up this morning at 06:20, the temperature in the bedroom was 52º F (11.1º C), and the outside temperature was...
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The Beach

March 05, 2017 - Our own "private beach" — just a hop, skip and a jump away.
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Another Saturday in a Life

March 04, 2017 - A letter from my grandfather to his mother, France1918. Aujourd'hui j'ai vu l'aube dis donc un anneau de feu empliss...
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Hot Wheels

March 03, 2017 - On our way out to lunch this afternoon, a Sheriff's Deputy was putting money in the parking meter before he went into th...
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Foaming at the Chase

March 01, 2017 - Chase behind the ladder with framing for a new chase to cover the new sewer pipe near the ceiling. The Dictionary o...
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Flight of the Blue

February 28, 2017 - A great blue heron flew up out of the ditch in front of me and landed in a cottonwood tree along the levee a few hundred...
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Stuck in the Middle with Gray

February 27, 2017 - Dawn Sunday morning looked much like the first photo from our property, but we couldn't see the mountains because of low...
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Tracks

February 26, 2017 -
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Joy

February 23, 2017 - Bruski and I went out and made joy over Shia LaBeouf shutting down his camera. The JOY art project on Civic Plaza is muc...
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It's Half the Poem it Used to Be

February 22, 2017 - You can see the complete poem by Hakim Bellamy of Albuquerque at Cycles & Sights on Route 66 fourth photo down. Stu...
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Wait

February 21, 2017 - Sometimes Wait You Wait Just have to Wait sit and Wait For Wait A light Wait To come on Wait For Wait An...
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LaBeouf & the Back Side of Route 66

February 20, 2017 - Shia LaBeouf installed a live feed video on the west side of the El Rey Theater at Central Ave (Old Route 66) and 7th St...
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Fetch

February 19, 2017 -
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A Saturday in a Life

February 18, 2017 - I saw the dawn today oh boy A ring of fire filled morning sky Yellows push reds purples into gray Sunlight fought Cl...
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Off Center & Not Even

February 16, 2017 - A really good example of being "off center and not even".
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Shelby Cobra on Route 66

February 15, 2017 - I photographed this car parked on Central Ave (Old Route 66) in Downtown Albuquerque from across the street. I didn't bo...
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Valentine's Day Downtown

February 14, 2017 - ESP First Plaza A three point play Love in the twilight Sunset
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History Corner

February 13, 2017 - This bronze plaque on the old Sears Building on the corner of 5th Street and Central Ave (Old Route 66) in Downtown Albu...
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Surreal Sunrise

February 12, 2017 - I was awakened by colors brewing in the eastern sky. I extracted myself from the furry purrs snuggled in from head to to...
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Cycles & Sights on Route 66

February 11, 2017 - Chopper and beer Renovation @#%&!#© paparazzo! Whoa! Street poetry. Get your kicks, Asian food, mass...
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Snow Moon Eclipse

February 10, 2017 - Waiting for the moon to rise, we watched the Sandias as crows flew by. Crows fly off into the sunset over cranes se...
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Today, 6:01:09 PM

February 09, 2017 - On my way home today at 6:01:09 PM.
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As The Cranes Dwindle

February 07, 2017 - We see and hear fewer and fewer cranes these days as they are starting to make their way northward to Canada where they...
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Find the Bunny

February 06, 2017 - There's a bunny in plain view in each of these photos. Can you find the bunny?
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R 1200 R

February 04, 2017 - Tristan's friend asked her to take a motorcycle course with him a couple of weeks ago. Tristan took to motorcycles like...
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Taking It Higher

February 03, 2017 - As the sewer saga continues, the pipes connecting from the east were full of dirt, so they were most likely old floor dr...
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Perfect PET

February 02, 2017 - Spunk with the coasters Susan Graham created. I had Spunk's coasters looking over me the whole time I was in the hospita...
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Cat Scan

February 01, 2017 - I had a PET scan this morning for a three month check after the stem cell transplant. A CAT scan was originally schedule...
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Cat Lovers On Board

January 31, 2017 - I do believe the people who drive this car like cats.
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Cone Head Style

January 30, 2017 - The dried echinaceas, with the help of the finches and other critters, come up with some pretty creative cone head style...
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Amoeba & Sliver Moon

January 29, 2017 - Amoeba suspended Floats in space simple life form Plasma bound Moon tugs At the earth Pulls against the spin One...
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Crows

January 28, 2017 -
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¿Qué Pedo Guey?

January 27, 2017 - "¡Fuchi capesta! My eyes are burning!"* And thus the sewer saga continues. Less than a week after digging up the sewer l...
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It's Alive!

January 25, 2017 - A box of old 3.5" floppy diskettes. We have boxes and boxes of floppies. After painting the office, and between sewer...
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CSI

January 24, 2017 - People who have been flying off the handle over Trump are sissies compared to Lobo Louie, who flew into a rage after he...
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Pantera In The Wild

January 23, 2017 - I really liked the Pantera when I first saw one in the early 1970's. This one, that I photographed in a drive by leaving...
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Color, B&W, Sunset

January 21, 2017 - Rain fell all night, turning from wet to icy to light hail that left a thin covering of white on the ground in the early...
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How To Slice Irish Soda Bread

January 19, 2017 - "Here, Laurie, take this knife," "How is this, Spunk?" "Move it over just a little." "Let get some of these cr...
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Cut The Crap / Average White Boys

January 16, 2017 - It was not an easy job, but the plumber finally cut a section a section of the sewer pipe out. The clog was not...
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Last Call, Saul

January 15, 2017 - Valliant Printing Company, a couple of blocks from our office on Gold in Downtown Albuquerque, and, from what I've heard...
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Cutting up on Friday the 13th

January 13, 2017 - What do you do when you have to cut a hole in the floor to dig up the sewer line in the back of the office on Friday the...
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You're welcome for the nightmare

January 12, 2017 - I found a large brood of daddy longlegs under a computer desk I took apart to give away. After photographing the l