Thirty-Eight Years

We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary today. We went for a walk in the bosque, Laurie barbequed ribs and we sat out on the deck and ate dinner while the owls serenaded us with their hooting back and forth in the bosque. After dinner, we walked out to see the owlets. They had flown about 100 yards south of the Tangle Heart Tree. They are starting to fly really well. The moon was popping in and out of the clouds, and the skies were dramatic. Click on the photos to see a larger view.

Landscapes and Art Gown Trees

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Sandias with a wild sky at sunset.
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Art Gown model Dale’s Peachtree.

You can visit Dale’s blog at https://adelectablelife.com/

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Cool clouds over the bosque.
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Art Gown Model Marina’s Incognito Peartree.

You can visit Marina’s blog at https://marinakanavaki.com/

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A cloud pierced by a contrail.
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Art Gown model and Art Gown creator Resa’s Cottonwood Tree in silhouette.

You can visit Resa’s blog at https://graffitiluxandmurals.com/

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Clouds before the storm. We had quite a windstorm with a spot of rain about 30 minutes after I took this photo this afternoon.
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Art Gown model Holly’s Tangle-Heart Tree.

You can visit Holly’s blog at https://houseofheartweb.wordpress.com/

Pink Moon… Not!

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The super pink moon appearing between clouds over the Sandias, reflecting in the river.

I waited on the banks of the Rio Grande for the super pink moon to rise over the Sandias. In an otherwise clear sky, clouds lingered over the Sandias blocking the moon rise.  The moon was able to make a brief appearance in a break between the clouds. The clouds persisted in hiding the moon long after darkness set in, and beavers splashed in the shadows of the river bank.

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I had one opportunity to get a shot of the super pink moon as it rose through a break in the clouds.
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Clouds behind Resa’s trees lit up by the super pink moon lurking behind them.

Jailbird Cat

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Tesla the jailbird cat

We went over to Lane’s house on Sunday night for pizza and a movie. We watched “Guardians of the Universe”. It was a fun movie with wonderful characters. Lane built a blazing fire. Tesla gave us his jailbird cat act as we were leaving.

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Fiery place
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Resa’s, Tiffany’s, Robin’s, Teagan’s and Susan’s trees against a wild sky.
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Fiery sky to the west.
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The crow highway is barely visible against the clouds above the Sandias.

Trees for Christine & Nancy

This is the last available Cottonwood on our property.

Juniper in the bosque about a half mile north of our property.

Big, old classic Cottonwood about a mile north of our property. It is great in sunsets, but I don’t make it up that far very often in the wintertime.

Young cottonwood on the way to Beaver Point. It has a good shape, and can be photographed from multiple angles to include the Sandias to the east and sunsets to the west.

Classic Cottonwood between the irrigation ditch and clearwater ditch about 300 feet north of our property. Can be photographed from multiple sides and looks great in sunsets.

This Cottonwood is between the irrigation ditch and clearwater ditch east of our property. You can see Teagan’s trees on the southern edge of our property to the left in the background. Good multiple views and sunset photos.

Fruit trees on the property. The first photo is the peach tree with the 5 on 1 plum tree on the right. Then second photo (top right) shows the nectarine behind the peach tree, and 5 on 1 plum tree. The third photo (bottom right) shows the cherry tree in the foreground, one of the apple trees on the right, the nectarine tree behind in the center and the peach tree on the left.