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365/2: 209 outtake. A quick pano of tonight’s storm.

365/2: 209 outtake.

So far, we got all of a dozen drops out of it. Sure looked dramatic, though. If you click through to Flickr, and stretch your browser out, there’s 8000+ pixels of goodness.

07/29/14 • 08:34 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 209. “If I could only see ...”

365/2: 209.

07/29/14 • 05:16 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Daily Beast: Your ‘Craft’ Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana.

Sadly, that apparently includes Taos Lightning and related whiskies.

07/29/14 • 12:17 PM • ConsumptionSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Popular Archaeology: Did Deforestation Really Lead to Societal Collapse in Chaco Canyon?

Our point [snip] is that we do not know where most of the wood in Chaco great houses originated, and we cannot eliminate local (canyon drainage) sources. Consequently there is no basis for concluding that the abandonment of Chaco Canyon was brought on by deforestation, improvident use of natural resources, or unstable exchange relationships, and therefore there is no reason to use Chaco’s history as a warning from the past about societal failure.”  Indeed. They have so much research on the area, that I understand scientists have only made it up to the early 1900’s documentation.

Later: Sorry for the ugly title. Fixed.

07/29/14 • 11:57 AM • EnvironmentalHistoryNatureSanta Fe LocalScholarlyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 208. Sandra’s “galvanized rodent-proof garden.”

365/2: 208.

Two troughs propped up on cast iron tables. So far, rodent-free.  Note the ‘wrinkled crinkled crumpled’ cress in the back trough - Sandra says it goes great on salad or eggs (omelets, etc.)

... the things we have to do to just grow a durned vegetable ...

07/28/14 • 07:36 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 207.

365/2: 207.

Contemplating the sadness of an empty martini glass ...

07/27/14 • 04:43 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 206. Too hot to shoot anything else!

365/2: 206.

07/26/14 • 07:39 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 205. Impromptu hatrack.

365/2: 205.

Still need to buy that proper summer cowboy hat.

07/25/14 • 06:19 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WaPo: Study - Colorado River Basin drying up faster than previously thought.

The authors conclude federal officials allocated 30 percent more water from the Colorado River than was actually available. The gaps were made up by groundwater.”  Water wars are just startin’, kid. Git yer hogleg ... it’s gonna get nasty.

07/24/14 • 10:40 PM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 204. Hot sunset, no monsoon activity to speak of.

365/2: 204.

I was revelling in the fact I’ve got Reeder back again. Blog workflow is much faster - though it also allows me to read after more tangents, too. [*slaps wrist*] I have too damned many interests.

07/24/14 • 08:17 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe LocalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 203. I should be spanked for this ...

365/2: 203.

“My biggest fan.”

07/23/14 • 08:39 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF Reporter: What happened with nuclear waste leak at New Mexico’s at WIPP?

About 700 barrels that contain the nitrates and kitty litter are now stored with extra precaution at the lab and at a Texas holding facility where they were already awaiting transportation to Carlsbad at the time of the detected problem ...” Time bombs? Hope they’re being stored in A/C; doubt it.

07/23/14 • 05:14 PM • EnvironmentalPoliticsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OneHeadlightInk: Turns out movies DO make money for New Mexico.

It is interesting that on average full time movie jobs pay over $50,000 per year. Over 8000 jobs have been created over the last four years.

07/23/14 • 09:11 AM • EconomicsHome & LivingSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 202. I’ll swear our goat pots only start to smile come summer.

365/2: 202.

And ... these flowers make me crave crummy tooth-rotting Starbursts.

Later: Rainbow!

07/22/14 • 05:11 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 201. Red Virga at Sunset.

365/2: 201.

Yeah, HDR. With some PS layering to restore some of the sunset spangle.

07/21/14 • 10:59 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 200. Trumpet vine and visitors.

365/2: 200.

07/20/14 • 08:57 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 199. Virga at sunset.

365/2: 199.

07/20/14 • 09:09 AM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 198. Gin on the tree.

365/2: 198.

And a storm shot, and a sunset shot. I was going to post a rough two-shot pano, but PS spit up and lost it. Ain’t got the energy to redo it.

07/18/14 • 08:35 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CultWestern: The $400 Carhartt Vest.

Do you want to spend $400 bucks on something you’re going to beat the snot out of?” Exactly.

07/17/14 • 09:53 PM • ConsumptionDesignSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 197. Another storm!

365/2: 197.

And all the blasted rain misses us. AGAIN.

07/17/14 • 07:32 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Western Digs: 1,500-Year-Old Village, A Sign of ‘Revolution’ in the Southwest, Excavated

From a time of transition. Fascinating.

07/17/14 • 11:28 AM • HistorySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Later, a ‘zigzag’ sunset.

365/2: 196 outtake.

07/16/14 • 09:16 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 196. One of Sandra’s anniversary roses ...

365/2: 196.

Interestingly, I have a recurrent issue with my 5D Mark II overdoing reds in certain lighting situations. This took some doing to make the flower look authentic.

07/16/14 • 05:59 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: Killing Big Animals Allows Rodents (and Their Fleas) to Flourish.

I believe the local version of this is … after a wet winter, rodents flourish. Carnivores (mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, eagles, hawks, owls) respond by gaining in numbers thanks to plentiful and easy-to-snag foodstuffs. When a ‘balance’ is achieved, both populations come down to more normal levels.

07/16/14 • 10:40 AM • NatureSanta Fe LocalScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquires major Taos School painting.

Ufer joined the group in 1917, specializing in portraits of Pueblo Indians and vivid landscapes fluidly painted in a high-key palette with impastoed brushwork. On the Rio Grande melds Ufer’s sensitive portrayal of a native figure with a lushly rendered New Mexico setting in all its remarkable colors and textures.” A lively rendering, to be sure.

07/16/14 • 08:45 AM • ArtsHistorySanta Fe Local • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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