Bighorn Sheep

The bighorn sheep originally crossed to North America over the Bering land bridge from Siberia and is named for its large horns that can weigh up to 14 kg (30 lb), while the sheep themselves weigh up to 140 kg (300 lb). The population in North America peaked in the millions, and the bighorn sheep entered into the mythology of Native Americans. By…

Taos Balloon Rally 2017

  Every year in October, Albuquerque puts on an AMAZING Balloon Fiesta. For those of us who prefer a more intimate, smaller hot air balloon venue, Taos is where to go. I have attended and photographed every Taos Mountain Balloon Rally since I’ve lived in the Taos area. It takes place behind the new courthouse,…

Wild Rivers, NM

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” ― Heraclitus

Don’t settle

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with…

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

“There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and the wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand…

Morning after

One of my favorite things about living in Northern New Mexico is spring snow. Not spring as in jumping or spring as in water, but as the season. Last night and early morning we received 10 inches of snow in Taos Ski Valley, according to TSV snow report. In town, it’s always less in amount but not…

Taos 33rd Annual Balloon Rally 2015

Every October fall, the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally captivates the small town of Taos, New Mexico and attracts visitors from all around — because it’s a much smaller amount of balloons than the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, it creates a far more personal and intimate experience for all. “Pilots, crews and attendees gather in the cold pre-dawn to celebrate the…