365/2: 229 outtake. on Flickr.
Vintage ‘dome’ car, out to pasture.
365/2: 229. Welcome to Lamy. on Flickr.
The colors. That is all.
365/2: 228 on Flickr.
365/2: 227 outtake. on Flickr.
Rain over the Jemez Mtns brings out the topography.
365/2: 227. on Flickr.
Busy bees today; grab shot.
“hey, thanks for doing this.”
“no problemo. enjoyin’ the horses?”
“yep. kinda cool today. surprised me.”
“mm-hmmm. my roan’s turned white.”
“… and … that means … ?”
“he’s a chestnut roan. when cold weather’s comin’, he turns white.”
“i didn’t know they did that. i’d’ve said he was grey.”
“sure as shootin’, it’s gonna be an early fall.”
“sure feels like it today.” checking out the horse. “he looks damned muscular.”
“yep. been a good ‘un. navicular is probly gonna take him down this fall, though.”
“some fools ran him too hard, and his feet suffered. he won’ make another winter.”
“it’s ok. he’s had a good life with me. we’ll put him down at first frost.”
owner whacks the horse’s butt in a rough gesture of admiration, waves a half-hearted goodbye, and walks off.
pulling a fresh carrot from my pocket, i hold it out in my palm. the horse suddenly turns from my hand to look into the far distance, standing stock-still, as if waiting for something. we stand like this for uncounted minutes - i offering, he quivering with anticipation.
leaving the tidbit balanced on a barrel, i walk towards the truck.
I give the door handle a yank, and look back. the roan shakes his head, whinnies and vanishes in a blinding cloud of corral-dust.
empty corral. the carrot, the carrot is gone.
like hell it’s the weather. he knows. i think it’s the waiting and wondering.
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How could I resist? This was just a small percentage of the amazing sky we enjoyed tonight. One for the camera of the mind.
365/2: 225. on Flickr.
Rain shower over the Jemez Mtns, about 20 miles away.
365/2: 224. on Flickr.
No. 1, or ‘no one’ … ? Heh.
365/2: 223. on Flickr.
I just didn’t have time to shoot anything else today; it was an update-server-stuff kind o’ day.
365/2: 222. on Flickr.
Happier squash blossoms today.
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Squash blossoms, not at all happy with intense sunshine.
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Just noticed the Santa Fe Southern track is getting all spruced up for new train trips.
365/2: 218 outtake. on Flickr.
Surprise afternoon showers not only mean I don’t have to water the bloomin’ place, but also make for great sunsets (again).
365/2: 218. Tomatoes are my drug of choice. on Flickr.
Anyone who knows me at all well, will know I will take a ripe tomato over any sweet treat. The bowl was a gift from New Mexico potter Dan Capaccio.