Albuquerque Zoo

When in doubt, see animals. When I had most of a day available in Albuquerque, before flying out the next day, I looked at a bunch of possibilities. The zoo won out. It may have had something to do with a baby elephant. As you can see below she was gorgeous. And there...

VLA and Bosque del Apache

I visited Bosque del Apache a few years ago, but in July, so there weren’t any birds that I could see (I’m a photographer, Jim, not a birder!). It was a handy visit because I got the general lay of the land. I was thrilled to be able to go back during bird...

White Sands

White Sands was as magnificent as I’d hoped. Every six months the rangers take photographers on a sunrise shoot. I’d built my vacation around that date. Although my vacation almost got ruined by the government shutdown, they reopened White Sands National...

New Mexico – churches and graveyards

I couldn’t resist posting this on the eve of Paul Walker’s death. I’m stunned by Walker’s death – he was 40 years old. It just doesn’t make sense. I learned from karate to appreciate what you have every moment you have it, because...