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Storms to the west (a good thing) ...

Looking west ...

... and ‘insta-fog.’

05/16/15 • 03:55 PM • EnvironmentalNaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

KOB: ‘Longmire’ actor arrested in Santa Fe, faces DWI charges.

Sheriff Longmire must be ignoring ‘The Ferg’ again, otherwise he wouldn’t be hitting the sauce? The actor was .09, .08 is legal. He was also not wearing a seatbelt. They were filming yesterday over at the Desert Academy on Old Santa Fe Trail, near a spot where cyclists and teens have been mortally harvested by drunks in past years in particularly heinous ways - I feel law enforcement is just a little stricter in that area. Bartley is a great, friendly personality on social media. A shame, but we have to take DWI seriously here. Too many sad lonely crosses on the roadsides.

05/14/15 • 03:20 PM • EntertainmentLawSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Seen today in Santa Fe: Passive political statement?

A large limo-like car pulls up next to me in traffic. Slowly advancing in its lane, I have a slow-mo view of the interior and side panels. The driver and passenger, a young couple. Female is driving, hands on top of the steering wheel, looking squished and nervous. Male is passengering, crossed legs propped on the wide dashboard, sloppily drinking a soda. The back seat filled with white bags. On the side, “COW MANURE.”  The C-pillar, covered in fabric-looking vinyl starts to slip by, and I notice a metal badge:

“CONGRESSIONAL TOWN SEDAN”. [Apparently a variant of Lincoln Town Car.]

You can’t make this stuff up.  Proposed soundtrack.

05/13/15 • 04:55 PM • GeneralPersonalSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Santa Fe’s Construction Sector - Bad Ugly.


05/12/15 • 12:58 PM • EconomicsSanta Fe LocalSmall Business • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Santa Fe ranks as top capital city for selfie-taking.

Sunny weather is posited as the reason why.

05/04/15 • 04:44 PM • PhotographySanta Fe LocalSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hugging wild lions, snuggling rhinos ...

I get fed up with the ‘loving/nurturing Mother Nature’ meme. Never more than this morning. A raven swooped on the robin’s nest in the piñon tree out in front of our house, ripped their babies to pieces, and ate them as the parents screamed bloody murder. Sandra is disconsolate. Puts a pall on the day. And that’s nothing compared to Kathmandu ...

05/04/15 • 12:10 PM • NaturePersonalSanta Fe Local • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Getting to be that ‘hail’ time of year.

More cloudage.

Not yet, but soon. Week or three.

05/03/15 • 06:24 PM • NaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Edge o’ the storm.

Edge o' the storm.

05/02/15 • 12:52 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Colorado man first in US to contract plague from a dog, study says.

The transmission from dog to human is the first known case in the US. Three more patients were also sickened with plague, including two veterinary workers and one of the man’s close associates.” Plague fleas gather at the entrances to burrows.  Keep your dogs away from rodent holes, and be sure to use strong, effective flea-preventative. None of this “brewer’s yeast” all-natural hocus-pocus. It doesn’t work.

05/01/15 • 04:50 PM • HealthSanta Fe LocalScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Busy as a ...

Busy as a ...

05/01/15 • 03:01 PM • NaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: New Mexico radiation accident - $73m compensation deal struck over leak.

LANL screws up, and LANL gets the benefit of most of the payouts? Wait a darned second.  What would the fine have financed, so we can compare benefits?

05/01/15 • 01:55 PM • EnvironmentalPoliticsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Gorgeous cloudage this afternoon, after the very welcome rainshowers.

Gorgeous cloudage ...

04/27/15 • 04:54 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Reverse zed, with petroglyphs.

Reverse zed, with petroglyphs.

04/25/15 • 04:13 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Photo shoots and meets this morning.

Links at noonish, Mountain time.  Best laid plans and all that ... the day’s cloudy, when I was hoping for sun. More lighting equipment must be gathered ...

Later: Still running to catch up. Nothing like leaving your expensive rainjacket at a client’s, a half-hour away ... on a rainy day. Having to burn an extra hour to retrieve it.

04/24/15 • 09:07 AM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CookPolitical: Focus on the Fundamentals, Not the Scooby Van.

At the end of the day, when you put all the assets and liabilities on the table, it’s hard to see anyone but Rubio, Bush or Walker as the ultimate nominee.” Walker has largely no relevance in NM. If I read the tea leaves at all correctly, I predict NM Repubs will go for Rubio or Bush.

04/23/15 • 03:23 PM • PoliticsSanta Fe Local • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Adam Sandler film angers Native American actors, who walked off set.

Judging third-hand; so I shouldn’t comment. They were filming just down the way, at the long downhill RR bend to Lamy on 285. I didn’t get to see if they’d shipped in a vintage locomotive ... the site had two sinister-looking State police vehicles in attendance. I figured if I whipped out my DSLR with long black telephoto, I’d get nailed.

04/23/15 • 02:59 PM • EntertainmentHuman RightsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DiscoverMag: Missing Magma Found Beneath Yellowstone Park.

And now scientists say that volume has been underestimated. New studies of the volcano reveal a deeper magma reservoir that holds more than four times the magma volume previously known.” Here’s a dumb question. Dumb only because if it’s so, it’s dumb. Really dumb. Is anyone putting fracking chemicals into deep wells nearby ... ?

Later: Proposed. Good lord. 80 miles ain’t far enough, in my book.

04/23/15 • 02:55 PM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe LocalScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Atlas Obscura: Bandalier National Monument.

Bandelier. You could take the time to spell it correctly. And color balance the photos so they’re not so blue (we’re at altitude; you have to balance your camera to warm up the light).  A fun fact: one of the residents could carve out a new room in a day, it’s that soft.

04/23/15 • 09:47 AM • HistorySanta Fe LocalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Sittin’ on the back porch, feet up, taking it all in.

Just another sunset.

Enjoy your evenin’, folks.

04/22/15 • 07:50 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

I see one kid with a red backpack, walking home from school.

There is hope for the world:

so much relies
a red back
glowing in the
along the hike/bike

Apologies to William C. Williams.

04/22/15 • 03:16 PM • ChildhoodPersonalSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Landscapes we don’t want to lose - New Mexico’s Jemez mountains.

Doesn’t tell you enough. I went up to visit the Jemez shortly after the Las Conchas fire cooled off, and put a gallery on Flickr.  Read the descriptions on the images, for the whole story.

04/22/15 • 11:13 AM • EnvironmentalHistoryPersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CJR: Is the Times’ coverage of the super-rich alienating millennials?

This propensity for tone-deaf stories about people of vast wealth may pose a problem for the Times as it seeks to expand its digital domain. The coverage sends the wrong message for a newspaper that must attract younger readers and reinforce the unique quality of its brand for the digital future.” This emphasis on attracting a ‘youth’ audience gets me. Seen the stats lately? From my reading, the only demographic that will be increasing consumer spending in the next ten years is 55-65. Not to say that writing for the 1% is a terribly good idea. But let’s get real. Millenials aren’t big consumers. Yet.

04/09/15 • 07:41 PM • ConsumptionNewsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The road goes ever, on and on?

the road goes ever, on and on?

Actually, it ends about 400 yards ahead of this shot. Still working on the perfect graphic B/W long road shot. This wasn’t it. Still worth posting, IMHO.

04/08/15 • 05:20 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Iglesia Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, looking fine this afternoon.

Iglesia Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, Galisteo, NM.

Read about the ol’ girl here.

04/05/15 • 03:25 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Long, angled and blue blue blue.

long, angled and blueblueblue

04/04/15 • 09:11 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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