Tres Piedras, New Mexico

Life on the mesa is good.

Tres Piedras sunset

Looking northeast towards Costilla
Looking northeast towards Costilla

It’s very dark at night.

2:03am Oct 8, 2016

This left a persistent ion train. Animation here:

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Full time lapse here:

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This left a persistent ion train. Animation here: photos.smugmug.com/2016/i-42xtQQS/0/XL/DSC09723-37-crop2-... Full time lapse here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L-b6pjRfdg

We have excellent views 360 degrees around the house.

Lightning on the Mesa

Pluto trigger rocks!
Pluto trigger rocks!

It’s great for watching the moon rise and sun rise.

Kill Me Now

The sky changes constantly out here.

Mesa Sunset

Composite
Composite

We see a lot of ravens.

Winter Ravens 1

Winter Ravens 1

Winter Ravens 2

The view really lends itself to black and whites.

Splat

Splat

The Last Light of the First Day

The Last Light of the First Day

It Is A Good Day To Be Alive On Planet Earth

It Is A Good Day To Be Alive On Planet Earth

Spectacular lenticular clouds here!

Lenticularity

The jack rabbits rock! Just look at these eyes.

Jackrabbit No. 1

Captured near dusk through the front window
Captured near dusk through the front window

Jackrabbit No. 2

Captured near dusk through the front window
Captured near dusk through the front window

Heavenly views. Notice that iridescence below?

Good Morning Earthlings

We're coming for you next.
We're coming for you next.

Iridescence Below

Crop from last shot. I only noticed this iridescence in post.
Crop from last shot. I only noticed this iridescence in post.

I’m fortunate to see almost every sunrise.

Horse Butt Starburst

The horse usually detracts from the landscape so while I capture it a lot, I almost never like the results.
The horse usually detracts from the landscape so while I capture it a lot, I almost never like the results.

God I love it here

A typical spring morning
A typical spring morning