Storms to the west (a good thing) ...
... and ‘insta-fog.’
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.
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.
SF New Mexican: Santa Fe’s Construction Sector - Bad Ugly.
SF New Mexican: Santa Fe ranks as top capital city for selfie-taking.
Sunny weather is posited as the reason why.
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 ...
Getting to be that ‘hail’ time of year.
Not yet, but soon. Week or three.
Edge o’ the storm.
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.
Busy as a ...
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?
Gorgeous cloudage this afternoon, after the very welcome rainshowers.
Reverse zed, with petroglyphs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sittin’ on the back porch, feet up, taking it all in.
Enjoy your evenin’, folks.
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.
Guardian.UK: Landscapes we don’t want to lose - New Mexico’s Jemez mountains.
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.
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.
Iglesia Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, looking fine this afternoon.
Read about the ol’ girl here.