Category Archives: Nature

Panchuela Creek hike 7_30_20

Posted in Expeditions, Nature, New Mexico, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Fire and flowers

So the post from July 5th is confirmed. Someone was shooting off fireworks and started a brush fire in our neighboring greenbelt. Those living nearby said the flames were huge and the speed of the fire was rapid. Thanks to … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, Santa Fe | Leave a comment

More Neowise 7_9_20

A few more shots from the next morning’s viewing.

Posted in Moon and Stars, Nature | Leave a comment

Song of the cicada.

Growing up in Houston, I heard these bugs every Summer. At times it was pretty loud when they would all reverberate together. You could also find the exuviae (or exoskeletons they would leave behind after moulting). When we first moved … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, Santa Fe, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Aspen Vista hike 6_9_20

Unusually cool temps in the 40’s in June (!) encourage us to go on a hike up near the Santa Fe Ski Basin on our favorite trail along the North Fork of Tesuque Creek. We discover infestation!

Posted in Expeditions, Nature, Santa Fe | Leave a comment

Eldo Preserve hike 5_28_20

Hike on Trail 201.

Posted in Expeditions, Nature, Santa Fe | Leave a comment

River study.

I love watching the creeks as the water bubbles and swirls on its way downstream. Here are some closer looks at the Winsor and Big Tesuque creeks from our last hike in the mountains.

Posted in Nature, Santa Fe | Leave a comment

Hike 5_20_2-0

We get a head start on Memorial Day and hike up near the Santa Fe Ski basin.

Posted in Expeditions, Nature, Santa Fe | Leave a comment

Evening clouds

A storm is moving in.

Posted in Clouds, Nature, Santa Fe | Leave a comment

Black-chinned hummingbird and his love dance

The video is of the black-chinned hummingbird (in the photo above) doing its mating flight. Males fly up and down in a U-shape in front of a female. This flight is pretty short; they usually fly up pretty high and … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Nature, Santa Fe | Leave a comment