I took the same old walk. Got the same old photos. The same old stuff.
Daddy Owl (left) and Mama Owl came together over me tonight.
The geese were really cranky this evening. They did take a break from cranking to do synchronized preening.
Late afternoon to sunset.
Daddy Owl looking at Mama Owl who’s giving the Paparazzo the squint like Clint.
Crow highway. Crow highway with cranes. Volcano at dusk.
Crow highway and cranes on the Rio Grande.
Not a cloud in the sky tonight after several days of cloudy skies. We even got a little rain. The temperature was 28º F (-2.22º C) at sunset. It’s going to be really cold tonight.
We hired Cary with Cary’s Garage here in Corrales to get Tristan’s 1980 Datsun 280ZX back on the road. It’s been sitting under Gabriela’s cottonwood for the past 7 years. The starter had caught on fire in 2014, and we never got around to replacing it.
The footage Laurie took of the loading is quite entertaining.
Cranes flying into the sunset from a few nights back.
The cranes were flying in and landing on the Rio Grande in bunches. Click on photos to enlarge them.
These are not technically Fire Rainbows (very rare) because we are below 55º north latitude, and the sun was much lower than 58º above the horizon as the sun was setting. However, the clouds were cirrus, and they obviously had ice crystals acting like prisms refracting sunlight and creating a firey rainbow effect. They are probably run-of-the-mill rainbow clouds.
Sunrise and a crescent moon peeking through the clouds.
Pink clouds make a halo around the Tangle Heart Tree.
On her blue gessoed canvas
She brushes swaths of red
Splashes on the yellow
Orange from the mix
A lavender wash hosts
White stripes of clouds from trails
Her colors silhouetting trees
Geese and cranes flying free
Got that Flamingo Feeling!
The second to the last of the full moons rising on the day before yesterday’s Frost Moon.
The last full moon of 2021 rising over the Sandias. The December full moon has many names, one of which is the Frost Moon.
Venus in the cottonwood at Village Pizza. Saturn and Jupiter are to the right.