Thursday, March 31, 2011
Spring Thaw, Rio Nambe
Most folks don't think of scenes like this when they think of New Mexico, but here in the northern part of the state, we're on the tail end of the Colorado plateau, and the Jemez Mountains where we live are the very southern end of the Rockies. This stream is up north of Santa Fe, in the slightly higher Sangre de Cristo mountains. The name means "blood of Christ", and if you could ever see them in the sunset hour, you would know why. Especially in winter when snow covered,the red light of sunset really makes them glow.
Our snow is about all gone now.. only the north facing slopes and shady areas still have patches. We might still get a few dustings, but they won't last long. But I do like it when the snow begins to melt and leaves interesting patches in the open areas... makes for great design sometimes!
This is an awful photo. I don't know what it is, but I can't seem to get good clear shots lately.