Saturday, December 10, 2011

Total Lunar Eclipse

This is as much as I got to see.
Totality occurred after moonset here.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Icicles on Tuesday

Tonight the called-for low is four (4!) degrees Fahrenheit.
Too cold for me, but great for icicles.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Goldfinch in the Maximillian sunflowers

Snowed out Monday, though little to no snow in Albuquerque.
Watched this little fellow working the seedheads over thoroughly.

These wonderful flowers keep giving even after blooming.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

That big ol' moon

There'll be lots of light tonight.

Here's the moon with a little more zoom.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Good cat, bad cat

His own winsome self at the garden gate

and wicked little Sammy, destroying the upholstery

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

More cranes

Taken at sunset -- that's why they have that rosy glow.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The day it got really cold

This is what the sky looked like. I was outside wrapping pipes.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall colors

Virginia creeper puts on a show.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Backyard Mirage

Rosa woodsii reflected in one of the birdbaths

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Where those cranes were headed

They wanted to join the geese upriver, no doubt.

So many geese, so many cranes.

k.d. lang in Santa Fe

Friday night, Oct 14, 2011
Pay Dirt! was the song.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Frost on the Accord

little empires of ice crystals

and, for a different perspective, snow on the mountains

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rain in New Mexico

A lonely hummingbird took shelter under the eaves.
Coral flower and the clouds bringing rain...

and later on, the first crane sighting. They were headed north, upriver.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Over at Jean's place...

Goldfinches on the thistle feeder

a straggler in the vitex

and Fall's bounty!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Pleasant Afternoon

Solo nasturtiam with morning glory and virginia creeper leaves
the Autumn Glory sedum that clings to life
my glorious Big White Cat
and yay, Anna came to visit before she left for England!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

End of dissolution and blessing

and there's joy in it

A very good way to spend a Sunday afternoon

more mandala dissolution

Sweeping up


Hats off

Mandala dissolution

Packing up after completion

Fait accompli

Beginning the dissolution, ground level

Calling the divinity down into the mandala

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Monks making a mandala

in honor of Green Tara...

Cool guys, very focused, happy/joyful?



Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hummingbirds in the back yard

This is the view I have most frequently -- hummingbird butt.

Here's the ferocious little rufous glaring at others who would dare approach his feeder.

Himself again.

A dragonfly who expired in situ.