Brad L. Hodges

@bradhodges

New Mexico based photographer. California native/frequent returning son. © All photos by me. Nikon D200, iPhone 7 & XS. All rights reserved.
“Closed For The Season” A local public swimming pool is closed for the season left to the Autumn colors surrounding it. Public Pool Fall Colors Fall Beauty Fall Autumn Collection Autumn Autumn colors Local Park Public Park Nature Day No People Autumn Multi Colored Park Swimming Pool
“The Lookout” I was walking along an open space trail in my hometown when this beautiful white crane flew out from the background and up into a redwood tree near me. I had my iPhone XS but even with the native 2x zoom I had to digitally zoom further to capture the big bird up in the branches so I lost some detail in the image but the experience of seeing and capturing the moment with this magnificent creature was thrilling. Nature Redwood Trees Fowl Birds Of EyeEm  Birds Bird White Crane Crane - Bird Tree Sky Beauty In Nature Nature No People
“Portrait Of A Duck” A beautifully colored duck poses for the camera at the lake in the Blackhawk Plaza shopping complex in Danville, California. California Portrait Closeup Wildlife Ducks At The Lake Ducks Duck One Animal Animal Themes Animal Animal Wildlife Focus On Foreground Close-up Bird
“Mighty Redwoods” Beautiful pillars of California Redwoods along a suburban street in The San Francisco Bay Area. Nature California Redwoods California Redwood Trees Redwoods High Angle View No People Nature Growth Tree Backgrounds
“Freedom’s Flame Burns Forever” Flame Red, White And Blue United States Freedom American America Flag Patriotism
“Hooked On Purple” A macro shot of a beautiful purple flower that gets you hooked right away. Perfection Detail Macro Photography Macro Purple Flower Focus On Foreground Flowering Plant Plant Flower Close-up Beauty In Nature Purple
“Smoke Screen” An eerie smoke screen hangs ominously over the San Francisco, California East Bay Area from the terrible fires burning in both Northern and Southern California making even a simple hike less than healthy. Sunset Sun Wildfires California Black And White Photography Black & White Black And White Blackandwhite Walking Trail Omnious Eerie Smoky Day Smoky Sky Smoke Sky No People
“San Fidel Autumn No. 2” A discovery of pure gold on a side street just off historic Route 66, in the little village of San Fidel, New Mexico. Golden Color Side Street Autumn Autumn colors Cottonwoods In Autumn Cottonwood Fall Fall Beauty Fall Colors New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Route 66 Tree Sky Nature No People Beauty In Nature Blue Clear Sky Scenics - Nature
“San Fidel Autumn No. 1” Glorious golden cottonwoods in the full dress of Autumn brighten up an otherwise dry landscape on the outskirts of the tiny village of San Fidel, New Mexico, located on historic Route 66. new mexico skies New Mexico New Mexico photography Desert Fall Colors Fall Beauty fall cottonwood Cottonwoods in Au Route 66 New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Desert Fall Colors Fall Cottonwood Cottonwoods In Autumn Autumn Sky Nature No People Environment Landscape
“Black Ribbon To Corona” Rural Highway 42 runs between Corona and Willard, New Mexico through the heart of cattle country and is a very lonely stretch of asphalt. New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Lonely Rural Road Asphalt Rural Highway Sky The Way Forward Road Direction Diminishing Perspective vanishing point Transportation Cloud - Sky Empty Road
“Sun n’ Smoke” Arriving to my hometown in Northern California for an extended family visit, I encountered an apocalyptic eeriness of invading smoke from the wildfires in Northern and Southern California, giving the sun a very surreal look. Smoky Sky Northern California Sky Eerie Wildfires Heavy Smoke Surreal Autumn Sun Smoke Sky Orange Color Environment
“Dawn Paints The Road 7:08 am” A country road, a New Mexico sunrise, a painted course, a morning surprise. New Mexico Skies Dramatic Sky Early Morning Dawn Of A New Day Dawn Sunrise New Mexico New Mexico Photography Sky Tranquility Tranquil Scene Beauty In Nature Silhouette Scenics - Nature Orange Color Idyllic Landscape
“Winter Crowning” An end of October coronation of snow marks the coming of Winter on the 8,637’ (2,632 m) Gallinas Peak in Central New Mexico. Scenics New Mexico Photography New Mexico Blue Skies Juniper Trees Autumn To Winter Winter Snowcapped Mountain Snow Mountain Sky Cloud - Sky No People Nature Blue Beauty In Nature Outdoors Landscape
“Around The Corner And Into The Dawn” A crisp country morning is accompanied by the beautiful colors of a New Mexico dawn. Country Road Dramatic Sky Sunrise Dawn Dawn Of A New Day Early Morning New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Cloud - Sky Sky Beauty In Nature Landscape Scenics - Nature Orange Color
“Sunset Silhouettes” The living and the dead pay homage to another New Mexico sunset. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Dead Branches Clouds And Sky Mountains Evening Sky Sundown Dusk Sunset Silhouettes Sunset_collection Sunset Sky Tree Cloud - Sky Silhouette Dramatic Sky
“Another One Of Those Mornings” The Light show is amaranthine, the variations unbounded, questioning the source of glory is anything but unfounded. Knowing at presentation the reality is tangible, thus making its integration manageable into senses, being and the present, restorative to be a witness, be you a king or a peasant, of the hand of God in action a deep, intrinsic reaction. New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Poetry In Pictures Poetry Silhouettes Early Morning Dawn Of A New Day Dawn Sunrise Sky Tree Scenics - Nature Silhouette Tranquility Cloud - Sky Orange Color
“New Mexico Morning” The full moon still hangs high over cloud crested and kissed mountains presenting a spectacular backdrop to a farm wrapped in Autumn’s gold colors along State Highway 41 in Central New Mexico. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Fall Beauty Fall Autumn colors Autumn Early Morning Dawn Sunrise Mountains Farming Full Moon Beauty In Nature Sky Scenics - Nature Landscape Tranquility Tranquil Scene Agriculture Rural Scene Moon Field
“Three Spheres” The dramatic range of New Mexico’s photographic possibilities in full display; grassland-mountains-clouds unite in a full show for the senses. Dramatic Sky New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Black And White Black And White Photography Clouds And Sky Clouds Mountains Cloud - Sky Sky Beauty In Nature Land Nature Landscape No People Mountain
“And Then I Looked Up” Dramatic cloud formations above Cougar Mountain, New Mexico. Black And White Photography Black And White New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Mountain Silhouettes Dramatic Sky Clouds And Sky Clouds Cloud - Sky Sky Nature Silhouette Storm Cloudscape
“Snow On The Cattle Guard” Early October snow collects on a cattle guard on a rural road in Central New Mexico. Early Snowfall Snow New Mexico New Mexico Photography Rural America Rural Scene Rural Roads Ranching Cattle Guard Pattern No People Indoors  Textured  Backgrounds
“A Last Splash Of Summer” Summer is gone and I mourn it greatly with the cold temps, and even some snow moving into the Central Highlands of New Mexico but my collection of Summer memories will help keep me warm through Autumn and Winter. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Sunflowers Juniper Trees Missing Summer Summer Is Over Summer Last Days Of Summer Plant Growth Beauty In Nature Green Color Nature Day No People Sky
“A Windmill Of A Different Kind” Ranchers like to experiment too as is proof with this strange windmill at the National Ranching Heritage Center Museum in Lubbock, Texas. Ranching Texas West Texas Windmills Photography Windmills Windmill Alternative Energy Rural Scene
“First Snow On The Grasses” Summer departed so suddenly, a vacuum did it leave, those warm summer breezes already do I grieve, but snow on the grasses, an art of its own, across the ranges of New Mexico, it is well known, that winters deep slumber is just a temporary state, the browning green grasses accept their ultimate fate. But though they be gone for a moment, a season to be sure, the beauty of snowflakes they gladly endure. —Brad Hodges Grasses Grass New Mexico New Mexico Photography First Snow Autumn Snowflake Cold Temperature Close-up Nature Winter Beauty In Nature Focus On Foreground Snow Selective Focus Fragility
“Ode To Country Roads” A dirt country road in the Village of Corona, New Mexico leads into the fog on a cold and snowy mid October morn. Country Road Dirt Road Rural Road Rural Roads Fog Foggy Foggy Morning Snow New Mexico Photography New Mexico The Way Forward Diminishing Perspective Nature Land Road vanishing point
“Into The Fog” Rural Route 42 in Central New Mexico on a snowy and foggy morning heading to the tiny Village of Corona, NM October 15, 2018. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Blackandwhite Black And White Photography Snow Foggy Morning Foggy Fog Rural Roads Rural Highway Road The Way Forward No People Diminishing Perspective vanishing point Landscape
“Storm Watch” A gathering storm over the Central Highlands of New Mexico. Black And White Black And White Photography Blackandwhite New Mexico Photography New Mexico Clouds And Sky Mountains Storm Cloud Rural Road Cloud - Sky Sky Road Diminishing Perspective The Way Forward Direction Landscape Nature vanishing point Rural Scene
“The Door And Windows To Heaven” An abandoned old Presbyterian church in the ghost town of Taiban, New Mexico, was built in 1908, and is full of Western history. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Abandoned Buildings Abandoned Places Historical Historical Building Abandoned Church Churches Church Architecture Built Structure Building Exterior Building Abandoned Run-down Old
“The Cabin” An historic recreation of a West Texas ranchers cabin at the National Ranching Heritage Center Museum in Lubbock, Texas. Stackablesapp West Texas Blackandwhite Black And White Black And White Photography Ranching Historical Cabin Architecture No People Built Structure Abandoned
“The Monolith” I shot this a few years back in both color and black and white but only shared the color version at the time. This interpretation makes a stark statement about the many ways a photograph can speak to the viewer with different mediums. City Life Urbanphotography Urban Geometry Skyscraper Black And White Photography Black And White Black And White Blackandwhite San Francisco Low Angle View Built Structure Architecture No People Tall - High Building Exterior City Building
“Cougar Mountain High” At 7,640 ft, Cougar Mountain, located in Lincoln County New Mexico, and the Cibola National Forest, is a well known landmark. With dramatic clouds above and the sun bathing its Southern face, it is a beautiful spectacle. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Blue Sky Juniper Trees Clouds And Sky Dramatic Sky Mountains Mountain Cloud - Sky Sky Beauty In Nature Nature
“Autumn Present, Autumn Past” Bright Autumn colors still declare their vibrant presence beside an abandoned old home in the tiny Village of Cedarvale, New Mexico. Fall Colors Fall Beauty Fall New Mexico New Mexico Photography Bright Colors Blue Sky Abandoned Abandoned Buildings Autumn colors Autumn Architecture Built Structure Building Exterior Sky Building Nature Clear Sky
“Lap Cat” I continue to me amazed and impressed with the new portrait mode on the camera of my iPhone XS. As a professional photographer I have only seen these capabilities on higher end DSLR camera’s in the past. Iphonephotography Iphone Xs Portrait Cat Portrait Cats Cats Of EyeEm Black Cat Black Cats Cat Pets Domestic Domestic Cat Mammal Domestic Animals Feline Portrait Close-up
“Across The Sunflowers” Bright yellow sunflowers start a visual journey across alfalfa fields to the mountains and clouds beyond. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Blue Sky Sunflowers Barbed Wire Fence Barbed Wire Clouds And Sky Clouds Mountains Flower Flowering Plant Sky Beauty In Nature Field Growth Cloud - Sky Agriculture Rural Scene Landscape Scenics - Nature
“Box Cat” Beautiful black cat enjoying a peaceful moment in the lower section of a nightstand. Cat Portrait Portrait Black Cats Black Cat Cats Of EyeEm Cats Domestic Cat Cat Feline Mammal Animal Animal Themes Pets Domestic Animals Resting
“I Miss You Already” Summer is gone only nine days now but I am already missing the glory of nature the monsoons of 2018 brought to New Mexico. New Mexico New Mexico Photography End Of Summer Monsoonseason Nature Flower Fragility Vulnerability  Petal Freshness Beauty In Nature Close-up Orange Color Focus On Foreground
“Five In Purple” Tiny, delicate, purple wildflowers stand high to soak up the waning days of summers warmth before they succumb to winters wrath. End Of Summer New Mexico Photography New Mexico Purple Purple Wildflower Flower Freshness Beauty In Nature Vulnerability  Growth Focus On Foreground Fragility Purple Close-up
“Double Paintbrush” Two beautiful ‘Desert Indian Paintbrush’ wildflowers stand in contrast to a field of yellow sunflowers in Central New Mexico. Wildflowers Nature Red Flower Desert Paintbrush Sunflowers New Mexico New Mexico Photography
“Summer’s Goodbye” Autumn has arrived and the wildflowers are starting to wilt and disappear but some stubborn sunflowers cling to still warm afternoons in hopes of an Indian Summer and a slight reprieve from Winter’s doom. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Yellow Flower End Of Summer Summers End Sunflowers Sunflower Closeup Flower Flowering Plant Yellow Plant Freshness Growth Fragility Focus On Foreground
“Heaven’s Light” Calling all Angels, a meeting at hand, you are all needed to heal our land. A broken humanity, caught up in the fight, they need to look up and renew in the light. Silhouettes New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Poetry & Photography Language Poetry In Pictures Poetry Clouds And Sky Clouds Heavens Light Cloud - Sky Sky Beauty In Nature Nature Low Angle View Tranquility Cloudscape Dramatic Sky
“Into The Past” A partially opened door, step into the past, a kitchen where family gathered, thinking it would last. Now all that’s left are tattered walls, broken dreams down empty halls. The story there, may never be told, or why they left ever unfold, but ghosts may linger real or implied to keep one guessing about how it died. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Poetry In Pictures Poetry & Photography Language Poetry Broken Dreams Mystery Abandoned & Derelict Abandoned Buildings Old Buildings Old Houses Abandoned No People Old Architecture Damaged Weathered House Deterioration Ruined
“A Day On The Pond” Lonely reflection, lonely soul, seeking a destination, no where to go. Shadow New Mexico Photography New Mexico Introspection Bench Park Bench Pond Alone Lonely Water Sky Day No People Red Absence
“New Mexico True” A typical adobe building with double windows and matching drapes truly expresses the culture of New Mexico in the tiny Village of Corona, NM. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Windows Adobe Building Minimalist Architecture Minimalism Minimilism & Simplicity Multi Colored Window No People Built Structure Architecture Building Exterior Pattern Backgrounds Close-up
“Life And Death” The stark reality of nature where new life simply and beautifully entwines itself with death and refreshes the ever changing landscape. Here bright yellow sunflowers contrast with the gray trunk of a long fallen Juniper tree. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Yellow Flower Contrast Wildflowers Wildflower Juniper Sunflower Sunflowers Life And Death In Nature Yellow Flower Flowering Plant Growth Nature
“New Mexico Dawn” A dramatic entrance of a Thursday dawn in the Land Of Enchantment. Glorious Sunrise Land Of Enchantment Dramatic Sky New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Silhouettes Early Morning Dawn Sunrise Sky Cloud - Sky Scenics - Nature Silhouette Orange Color
“Wildflower Orchestra” Like a purple trumpet playing in a symphony of nature, this Mountain Plover stands out as the lead instrument playing its solo piece. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Purple Wildflower Wildflowers Closeupshot Wildflower Flower Flowering Plant Plant Freshness Beauty In Nature Fragility Vulnerability  Close-up Purple
“The Tiniest Perfection” Tight closeup shot of a diminutive ‘Spreading Fleabane’ wildflower in the Central Highlands Of New Mexico. Juniper Woodlands New Mexico New Mexico Photography Closeupshot Closeup Perfection Wildflowers Wildflower Spreading Fleabane Flower Freshness Flowering Plant Plant Beauty In Nature Flower Head Vulnerability  Fragility Focus On Foreground
“Pastel Eve” Fluffy, soft pastel colored clouds linger over the plateau’s and country roads of Central New Mexico on a late Summer evening bringing a feeling of peace and contentment to the casual observer and the photo journal inclined photographer. Plateau Country Road Dusk Sunset Sunset_collection Golden Hour Sundown Evening Sky Clouds Cloudscape Clouds And Sky Dramatic Sky New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico
“When Only Nigh Will Do” A macro shot of a beautiful Silverleaf Nightshade Flower in intimate detail. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Detail Purple Wildflower Macro Beauty Macro_collection Macro Photography Macro Wildflower Silverleaf Nightshade Plant Flowering Plant Petal Flower Vulnerability  Beauty In Nature Fragility Close-up Focus On Foreground Purple
“Field Of Dreams” Your vibrant reality colors lead me to the dream ahead, the interlude, the caesura, then onward to the possibilities beyond in your sky blue fantasy. Blue Sky Wildflower New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Metaphorical Photography Poetry In Pictures Poetry & Photography Language Poetry Field Of Dreams Dream Flower Yellow Growth Sky Cloud - Sky Beauty In Nature Field Freshness Vulnerability  Sunflower Landscape
“The Chosen Way” I stumbled in the darkness, my path unclear, my direction a blur. A break in the clouds, in my subconscious as well. Divine brightness illuminated my path. I found my way once again and I shall follow the light to where it will lead. —Brad Hodges New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Dramatic Sky Poetry & Photography Language Poetry In Pictures Poetry Sunbeam Sun Metaphorical Photography Divine Light  Trail Path Sky Cloud - Sky Scenics - Nature Landscape
“Where Angels Play” Angelic cloud formations hover over the lush green landscape of the Juniper Woodlands of Central New Mexico. Dramatic Sky New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies New Mexico Woodlands Angelic Sky Cloudscape Clouds And Sky Clouds Juniper Trees Juniper Cloud - Sky Sky Beauty In Nature Tranquility Landscape Scenics - Nature Green Color Nature
“Solar Missile” A bolt of solar light fires spectacularly from a cloud across the sunset skies of Central New Mexico. New Mexico New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography Evening Sky Sundown Golden Hour Dusk Sunset_collection Sunset Dramatic Sky Clouds And Sky Clouds Sunbeams Through Clouds Sunbeam Cloud - Sky Sky Plant Scenics - Nature Landscape
“Glory Road” A spectacular carpet of mixed wildflowers and grasses adorns rural Highway 42 in Central New Mexico in the waning days of Summer. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies New Mexico Roadside America Highways Rural Rural Roads Wildflowers Roadsidephotography Roadside Green Color Sky Growth Nature Land Beauty In Nature Landscape Rural Scene Scenics - Nature
“Natural Light” Shot through a heavy metal screen on a secured door, an old neon light sits on top of the bar of the long abandoned local watering hole on the Main Street Of The Village of Corona, New Mexico. Story goes that the owner of the bar committed suicide in the basement of the establishment decades ago ending its long run as a popular hangout in the heyday of Corona. Neon Sign Mystery Historical Building Abandoned Bar Bar Indoors  No People Focus On Background Selective Focus
“The Horizontal Pillar Of Cloud” “Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.” Exodus 13:22 New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Country Road Dirt Road vanishing point Clouds And Sky Cloudscape Clouds Sky Cloud - Sky Scenics - Nature Beauty In Nature Tranquility Tranquil Scene Nature Landscape The Way Forward
“Dance Of The Sunflowers” Summers waning weeks still pay homage to the flower of its season. Sunflowers Yellow Flower Wildflowers Wildflower New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Flower Flowering Plant Growth Yellow Beauty In Nature Sky Cloud - Sky Tranquility Sunflower Landscape
“Renaissance Door” An old, weathered door on the Main Street of the tiny Village of Corona, New Mexico, is given a renaissance of sorts by the placement of brightly colored orange flowers at its entrance. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Color Splash Old Doors Orange Flower Weathered Wood Weathered Renaissance Flower Flowering Plant Plant No People Wood - Material Door Entrance
“Ever The Backroads” Venturing onto the backroads of rural Central New Mexico always yields a reward. New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Dramatic Sky Clouds And Sky Clouds Rural Exploration Rural Scene Country Road Backroads Dirt Road Cloud - Sky Sky Landscape Beauty In Nature Road Rural Scene Scenics - Nature
“Blaze Of Glory” A lonely county road in Central New Mexico leads a soul to fade into the sunset. New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Country Road Evening Sky Sunset Silhouettes Sunset_collection Sunsets Dusk Sundown Sunset Sky Landscape Scenics - Nature Road Dirt Road Orange Color
“No Stop In Corona” Once a thriving railroad town with a train station stop, the tiny Village of Corona, New Mexico is now just a flyover along BNSF Railways Route paralleling U.S. 54 Eastbound. Forgotten Places  Forgotten Flyover BNSF Trains Railroad Track Railroad Traintrack Train New Mexico Photography New Mexico Track Railroad Track Rail Transportation Cloud - Sky Transportation Nature Diminishing Perspective vanishing point
“Fairyland” Like tiny ethereal fairies dancing on top of a conical, mystical world, these fluffy dandelion seeds await their inevitable journey into propagation. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Metaphor Seeds Of Life Seeds Propagation Fragility Vulnerability  Dandelion Close-up Dandelion Seed Nature Focus On Foreground
“Sunflower Sanctuary” Secret seclusion, yellow array, silent in nature’s garden, hidden away. Nature New Mexico Photography New Mexico Wildflower Wildflowers Yellow Flower Closeup Sunflowers Sunflower Flower Yellow Fragility Plant Vulnerability  Freshness Petal Beauty In Nature Close-up
“Lavender Dew Drops” A macro shot of a ‘Richardson’s Geranium’ with morning dew drops on its delicate petals. Macro Beauty Macro Photography Macro_collection Wildflowers Wildflower New Mexico New Mexico Photography Lavender Colored Flower Plant Fragility Beauty In Nature Vulnerability  Freshness Selective Focus Purple
“St. Teresa” Catholic Church in the Village of Corona, New Mexico is named after Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, who was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, author, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Old Churches Historical Building Historical Catholic Church Church Tower Church Buildings Churches Church Architecture Built Structure Building Exterior Sky Building Tree Place Of Worship Religion No People
“Phone Home” A vintage public telephone booth in the museum of the tiny village of Corona, New Mexico puts modern technology in perspective. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Museum Historical Antique Vintage Phone Phone Booth Wood - Material No People Indoors  Old Antique Retro Styled History Communication
“Portal From Heaven” The stunning clouds formations over New Mexico in Summer are unsurpassed. I only had time to grab my iPhone rather than my Nikon with zoom to capture this stunning cloud tunnel or portal. If you enlarge the view you will appreciate the rare formation this is. New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Evening Sky Dusk Sundown Sunsets Funnel Cloud Portal Sky Cloud - Sky Sunset Beauty In Nature Scenics - Nature Orange Color Silhouette Dramatic Sky Atmospheric Mood
“Sunflower Wave” Detailed closeup of a beautiful Summer sunflower waving its warm greeting. Detail New Mexico Photography New Mexico Photography Wildflower Sunflowers Flower Yellow Petal Freshness Plant Flower Head Close-up Nature Focus On Foreground Sunflower
“Desert Paintbrush” A macro shot of the beautiful ‘Desert Paintbrush’ a species from the Snapdragon Family Of Flowers. Wildflowers Wildflower Macro_collection Macro Photography Macro Beauty New Mexico Photography New Mexico Close-up Flowering Plant Flower Beauty In Nature Vulnerability  Fragility Freshness
“Summer Road” Of day’s gone by, lazy Summers reflect, of childhood dreams, in introspect, when roads of dirt where fantasy adventured, imagination was never censored. Rural Exploration New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Poetry In Pictures Poetry Childhood Summer Dreams Summer Dirt Road Cloud - Sky Sky Nature Beauty In Nature Landscape Rural Scene Scenics - Nature
“At The Close Of Day” As the sun makes a final bow for the day in the Western skies of Central New Mexico, a final burst of glory bids one adieu. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Sundown Dusk Evening Sky Sunsets Sky Cloud - Sky Silhouette Beauty In Nature Scenics - Nature Tranquility Sunset Dramatic Sky
“Double Blue” Macro shot of Western Monkshood wildflowers. Blue Flowers Blue Wildflower Monkshood Macro_collection Macro Beauty Tiny New Mexico New Mexico Photography Beauty In Nature Plant Vulnerability  Fragility Flower Flowering Plant Close-up
“The Tiniest Joys” If you stop long enough, get on your knees, look closely about you, some of the best joys are the smallest among us. Macro shot of a tiny yellow flower less than 1/8” (3.175 mm) in diameter. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Tiny Macro Beauty Macro_collection Macro Photography Macro Yellow Wildflowers Wildflower Flowering Plant Flower Yellow Plant Freshness Fragility Vulnerability  Beauty In Nature Close-up
“At Rest” A tiny white moth rests in the cool of a natural garden setting in New Mexico. New Mexico Peaceful Garden Macro Photography Macro White Moth Moth Close-up No People Selective Focus Insect
“To The Sierra Blanca” Sierra Blanca mountain range of south-central New Mexico, where it merges with the Sacramento Mountains to the south. Scenics Clouds And Sky Clouds Mountain Range New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Cloud - Sky Landscape Environment Sky Scenics - Nature Beauty In Nature Nature Mountain
“Where I Go, I Am” Somewhere in Central New Mexico another road to follow. New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Lonely Rural Exploration Gravel Road Sky Landscape Tranquility Tranquil Scene No People Vignette Road Rural Scene Scenics - Nature
“I Have Seen The Glory” Heavenly lighting over the Juniper Woodlands of Central New Mexico during a Summer monsoon storm. New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Heavenly Sunbeam Sunlight Storm Clouds Monsoon Clouds And Sky Clouds Cloud - Sky Beauty In Nature Sky Nature Silhouette Scenics - Nature Power In Nature
“Gift Of The Monsoon” When the Summer monsoon season comes to New Mexico a veritable Garden Of Eden emerges with the incredible array of wildflowers busting forth from their waiting dormancy for life giving moisture. Wildflower Wildflowers Delicate New Mexico Photography New Mexico Flower Flowering Plant Freshness Plant Fragility Vulnerability  Beauty In Nature Flower Head Close-up White Color Nature
“Summer Grace” A beautiful black spotted butterfly enjoying an evening meal. These delicate creatures only make a brief appearance in the highlands of New Mexico during summertime and fill the air with their beautiful grace. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Summer Delicate Spotted Butterfly Butterflies Butterfly Insect Close-up Beauty In Nature Butterfly - Insect Fragility
“Four O’Clock” One of the most beautiful wildflowers to grace the summer of Central New Mexico is the unique purple Desert Four-O’Clock which gets its name because the flowers open during the afternoon bringing a wonderful orange-scented aroma that wafts through the air. Closeup New Mexico Photography New Mexico Four O Clock Flowers Purple Wildflower Purple Flower Wildflowers Wildflower Summer Petal Flower Flowering Plant Fragility Vulnerability  Plant Freshness
“Shining Light” A stunning cloud formation with the sun beaming out like a searchlight in the skies of Central New Mexico. Dramatic Sky Clouds And Sky New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Sunbeam Sunlight Sky Cloud - Sky Blue Scenics - Nature Nature
“The Defender” A macro shot of a Harvester Ant defending its nest against the invasion of the photographers lens. Nature Macro_collection Macro Photography Macro Ants Harvester Ant Ant Insect Focus On Foreground Close-up
“Forgotten” A rarely, if ever, used forest service road in the Cibola National Forest of New Mexico provides solitude and adventure to the willing explorer. Abandoned Road Woodlands New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Junipers Clouds And Sky Dramatic Sky Exploring Roads Backroads Cloud - Sky Sky Nature Landscape Outdoors
“Plateau’s And Rain Clouds; The Road Home” Monsoon rainstorms dominate the sky over the plateau’s and Juniper Woodlands of Central New Mexico. Plateau Country Road Rural Road Clouds And Sky Dramatic Sky Junipers New Mexico New Mexico Photography Juniper Trees New Mexico Skies Woodlands Rain Clouds Rain Monsoon Cloud - Sky Beauty In Nature Sky Scenics - Nature Landscape
“Wisdom Of The Ages” An old growth Juniper tree stands guard as an elder statesman of the woodlands. Old Growth Age Woodlands New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Junipers Sky Cloud - Sky Growth Nature Tree Day Scenics - Nature Landscape
“Where Clouds Reign Supreme” Nothing I have ever witnessed surpasses the clouds of New Mexico. Shadows Dramatic Sky Clouds And Sky Juniper Trees Junipers New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Cloud - Sky Sky Beauty In Nature Scenics - Nature Tranquil Scene Tranquility Nature Landscape Mountain
“Eyes See You” The eyes are the windows to the soul be you human or feline. Eyes Tabby Cat Feline Model Woman Portrait Pets Looking At Camera Domestic Animals Cat People Women Domestic Cat Pet Owner
“Frame By Juniper” Beautiful billowy clouds and patches of blue sky are framed by old growth Juniper trees on a trail in Central New Mexico’s Cibola National Forest. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Junipers Juniper Trees Frame Blue Sky Clouds And Sky Clouds Tree Cloud - Sky Sky Growth Beauty In Nature Tranquility Scenics - Nature
“After The Storm” The sun illuminates the 8,637’ (2,632 m) Gallinas Peak in Central New Mexico after a heavy Summer thunderstorm. Clouds And Sky New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Rain Thunderstorm Storm Sky Cloud - Sky Tree Landscape Nature Outdoors
“Into The Dawn” I walk into the dawn as timid as the fawn, seeking its mother and finding her in nature, bathed by color throng. New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Poetry In Pictures Poetry Dirt Road Early Morning Morning Sky Morning Light Morning Sunrise Dawn Sky Cloud - Sky Tree Orange Color Beauty In Nature Scenics - Nature Landscape Rural Scene
“Sinai Of The Southwest” The path opens, the clouds part, and the way to Gallinas is clear. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Path Junipers South West Clouds And Sky Clouds Mountain Sky Cloud - Sky Nature Day Land Landscape
“I Have Seen The Glory” 6:00 am dawn breaks over the Highlands of Central New Mexico. I have seen the glory in the coming. Silhouettes Early Morning Dawn Morning Morning Light Morning Sky New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Sunrise Sky Cloud - Sky Beauty In Nature Orange Color Silhouette Dramatic Sky
“Morning On The Mountain” Dawn brushes soft light across the rough peak of Cougar Mountain in Central New Mexico preparing it up for the warm Summer day ahead. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Mountain Rural Country Morning Sky Morning Light Morning Sunrise Dawn Sky Cloud - Sky Tree Nature Landscape Land
“Highlands Hazard” The spikes of a prickly pear cactus are a force to be reckoned with in the highlands of Central New Mexico. High Desert New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Close Up Closeup Hazard Prickly Pear Cactus Cactus Thorns Cactus Nature Cactus Succulent Plant Spiked Thorn
“South Bound Juárez” A cattle trail follows a fence line southbound in New Mexico. Fencepost Barbed Wire Fence Barbed Wire SouthBound Fenceline Cow Trail Mountains Clouds And Sky Dramatic Sky New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography Cloudscape New Mexico Cloud - Sky Sky Land Nature
“The Storm Is Calling And I Must Go” If you want to face life head on you must run into the storms. Cloudscape Rural Dirt Road New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Dramatic Sky Clouds And Sky Cloud - Sky Sky Nature Beauty In Nature Scenics - Nature Diminishing Perspective Road
“Beyond The Fence Line” To New Mexico mountains, skies, high desert and wide open spaces. High Desert Open Space Clouds And Sky Dramatic Sky New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Mountains Cloud - Sky Sky Nature Landscape Beauty In Nature Rural Scene
“Mountain Plover” A member of the morning glory family and also named Bindweed. It is considered a blight by many gardeners. Still... it’s gentle beauty and beautiful star Center deserve notice. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Wildflowers Close Up Close-up Mountain Plover Bindweed Beauty In Nature Flower Petal Freshness Flower Head Flowering Plant Fragility Pink Color Focus On Foreground
“My Road, My Clouds” Living in rural New Mexico dirt roads are a way of life, and I have made a study of them along with the way the New Mexico clouds and sky profoundly influence them causing even the same roads to look vastly different on any given day. Dirt Roads Dramatic Sky New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Cloudscape Clouds And Sky Clouds Dirt Road Rural Cloud - Sky Sky Beauty In Nature Nature Tranquil Scene No People Outdoors Landscape
“In Awesome Wonder” Never ceasing to amaze the witness of another New Mexico sunset. Sunsets Silhouettes Eveningsky Sundown New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Sky Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Sunset Scenics - Nature Orange Color Dramatic Sky