Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Our Poor Lake

It's water-deprived; even with some of the nice rains we've had. I have never seen it quite this low.

This is the butte, but instead of blue water, there's nothing but sand from this angle.

I took the pictures from the island where they set off fireworks; except, it's no longer an island.

I guess I got carried away with sky. The clouds were spectacular, and we did get some rain.

Looking south toward the marina.

My poor lonely Tracker dwarfed by sky and sand.

I almost hated to post these pictures, but the story needs to be recorded. Because of the clouds, we're getting some spectacular sunrises and sunsets. I'll post some of those in the next few days.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Thank God for the rain, even if it did put a damper on Elephant Days. Starting late yesterday afternoon and continuing through the night, it alternates between a steady light rain and a drizzle. I did get my walk in early this morning without getting wet. I didn't go to the parade and have not been to the event site yet. I'll do that tomorrow morning; after all, how long can it rain in New Mexico? Forty days and forty nights?

This is the rain on my dirty kitchen window.

This was taken through the storm door window. You can see the reflection of the trees in the backyard on the wet patio.

This is the geranium that I saved by putting chicken wire over the pot, so the rabbits couldn't eat it. I think I'll take it with me this winter.

Since monsoon season started, I've been trying to get a half way decent picture of some raindrops. These are on the leaves of my purple plum tree. When I get around to taking some pictures of the lake, you'll understand why I'm so excited about this rain.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Labor Day

Prior to Labor Day, we had our blue moon. Sitting on the patio again, having a glass of wine with Cindi, and she's says, "Oh, look at the moon!" I got lucky and got two pictures. I was going to photoshop my shot and make the moon blue, but decided to go a la natural.

The sage has been making me sneeze, so to get a good dose of pollen, I decided to go over to the Rotary Park and take a picture of the offending bush. Naturally, I used a little artistic expression!

On Saturday, we went to Hatch to buy green chili at the annual festival. Probably not the smartest time to go to Hatch unless you like crowds and congestion. I got out of the traffic and took a back road into town. We walked off a delicious Mexican lunch by touring the shops.

This is one of my favorite shops; sorry, don't know the name. The ristras hanging from the ceiling were so colorful.

People who take pictures tend to be a little nutty. Everything of interest to me was either hanging from the ceiling or high up on a wall. These are little pottery pots strung together like garlic.

I would love to start a cross collection, but since I travel so much, I wouldn't be home long enough to enjoy them, and there's no room for such a display in the motor home. So the alternative is to take pictures of some of the favorites that I see.

Coming up this weekend is Elephant Days and the balloon regatta, so that should be my next installment.