Thursday, October 30, 2008

Aztec Ruins National Monument

Pueblo ancestors built this complex of over 400 rooms in northwest New Mexico around the 12th century.

Loretto Chapel

The Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe was completed in 1878. The Gothic Revival-style is a striking contrast to the adobe churches in the area.

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The highlight of the chapel is the miraculous staircase.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

San Miguel Mission

The San Miguel Mission is the oldest church in the U.S. and was built in 1610 when Santa Fe was founded. It was damaged in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 but was rebuilt after the Spanish reconquest in 1692.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sandia Crest

Views from the summit of the Sandia mountains with an elevation of two miles above sea level and a mile above Albuquerque.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Albuquerque Zoo

Black-tailed praire dog

Wonder what this gorilla is thinking about?
( reminds me of Rodan's sculture, The Thinker )

Pink Flamingos
( how do they bend their necks like that? )

Cute pair of Ocelots in a hammock

Thursday, October 23, 2008

San Felipe de Neri Church

The San Felipe de Neri Church located in the Old Town section of Albuquerque has been a spiritual place for 300 years. The present church building replaced the original building in 1793.

Green Energy

Wind turbines in west Texas from 30,000 feet.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bear at the Beach

Our grandson, William, created a bear in his kindergarten class and was told to get a photo of his bear at an interesting location. William sent us the bear so that he could visit the beach.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Nearing the End of the Season

Silver-spotted skipper enjoying an October bloom on the loropetalum.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hanging Out

Click and enlarge the photo to see the detail of the feet which allow the green anole to vertically climb almost any surface.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Coiled and Uncoiled

The proboscis on this skipper is an amazing retractable straw for sucking nectar from flowers.