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...

Museum of Glass autumn show

The current show at MOG is Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest. The show, like all MOG shows, is fascinating and brilliant. They do a great job tying the two regions’ glass artists together, frequently, and with no surprise, to Pilchuck. Here are...

New Mexico and Sudarios Exhibit

I recently spent two weeks in New Mexico. One of the most powerful experiences was going to the IHM Retreat Center Chapel to view Erika Diettes’s Sudarios photography exhibit. Sudarios is a series of portraits of women who witnessed massacres committed during...