365/2: 108. Lady Grey feeding her young’uns.
Old Nikon 75-300 mounted on my 50D; terrible quality, sorry. Worth the shot, though.
SF New Mexican: Religious pilgrims of diverse backgrounds trek to Chimayó.
Today is Good Friday, the day to walk your spiritual needs to Chimayo for blessings.
Daily Beast: The Border Towns the Constitution Forgot.
“It’s really hard for people to grasp that, as the CBP interprets it, civil liberties and constitutional protections are suspended 100 miles into the interior of the U.S.” At least ten years ago, while discussing law enforcement issues with an officer, he candidly said, “We pretty much treat anything south of I-40 as potentially ‘below the border.’”
365/2: 107. From this morning’s shoot.
Grumpy ham on the hoof.
365/2: 106. Struggling for the shot today.
After a day of digging into Expression Engine programming (changing an existing site’s mobile layout through Foundation 5), my brain is just *not* in a creative space. I liked the pattern against the viga crack, and that’s all.
Roundhouse Roundup Blog: Mother Jones Scorches Gov. Susana.
You’ve probably stumbled across the Mother Jones piece already; seems to be the talk of political circles, so I won’t tax your feeds. New Mexicans are unruffled. Perhaps the remainder of the nation’s admirers will prick an ear or three, but I feel that most political cadres operate in this manner. News today, forgotten next week … unless MJ has some powerful follow-up they’ve held back on purpose that brings more centrist media to feed rapaciously in the free-for-all.
365/2: 105. A bit of selective color fun.
Still a little cold, after our recent spate of snow, to sit outside … hence the blue pillow.
365/2: 104 outtake. Moonrise.
Moonrise with interesting foreground light as the sun goes down.
NMELC/Youtube: New Mexico Pit Rule By The Numbers.
SF New Mexican: Patients hit with fees amid health care consolidation.
Representatives of several of the state agencies that were contacted said consumers would be best served by asking whether out-of-pocket hospital-based service charges apply under their insurance plans before setting an appointment at a specialty clinic. Caveat emptor, never moreso than with health care.
Near 80 yesterday, and now we have a winter storm watch for northern NM. Weather’s moving in!
Later: Outtake, just before dark. Strange brown strip of clouds.
365/2: 102. Best seat in Galisteo, NM.
Our other plum tree is in full bloom. Sun is happy about it.
SciAm: Massive Turquoise Trade Network of Ancient Pueblos Revealed.
“In the new study, researchers traced Chaco Canyon turquoise artifacts back to resource areas in Colorado, Nevada and southeastern California. The results definitively show, for the first time, that the ancestral Puebloans – best known for their multistoried adobe houses – in the San Juan Basin area of New Mexico did not get all of their turquoise from a nearby mining site, as was previously believed.” Instead of those amazing ancient ‘roads’ (no horses!) being a one-way delivery route supplying Chaco, trade was running back and forth across much larger distances. Cool.
Second day of ‘summer sunshine’, got a couple more days due before it gets cold again.
SF New Mexican: Mayor proposes closing Plaza to all vehicles.
Merchants are going to have a bloody fit again. This is the eternal conundrum in Santa Fe - it’s a walking town, but Americans prefer to park their behemoths as close as possible to shops. Closing the Plaza does not really take away much parking, and the traffic flow has been logically rerouted before with little inconvenience. I’d ask them to provide information on harm through sales figures, then make a judgment based on realities.
365/2: 099. From death, life.
Pretty severe crop, but worth it, IMHO.
Grab shot, tea under a patio umbrella for the first time this year.
Just a bit of green that caught my eye.
EldoradoSF.org: Summary Judgment, ECIA vs. Billings.
It seems the ‘chicken conflict’ is over. As one would expect, chickens are poultry and not ‘household pets’.
Adobe Airstream: An Economic Cultural Engine in Albuquerque’s Rail Yards.
It’s a cool location.
365/2: 096. Spring thunderstorm over the Sandia Crest.
Small storms all around. This one was flashing a bit of lightning. There are actually two storms to the right of this frame, and one to the left, as well. And here I sit, a few miles away, dry as a stiff martini.
365/2: 095. View this one large; it’s kinda fun with the raindrops.
And, ‘seen better days.’
365/2: 094. Point-and-shoot tourism.
There are many methods by which one may tour New Mexico. The point-and-shoot method seems to be particular popular ...
365/2: 093. Not artful, just informational.
Rain, hail and graupel entertained us today. Nowhere near enough moisture for all the skyborne entertainment.