Sunday, July 04, 2021

Two for one sale

Thankfully, we’re back to taking short photo jaunts. Last week’s sortie was to the epic San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. And this week I’m sharing images from backroads nearer our Taos home.  We headed south to the town of Dixon, stopped for a few shots of the bell tower of San Antonio de Padua and proceeded toward the High Road to Taos via twisty state road 68. The partially dirt byway passes through red rock hoodoos that are reminiscent of Georgia O’Keefe country. We wound our way through Ojo Sarco and joined the High Road. We drove south to Truchas, a Hispano time capsule and budding art colony perched above a fertile valley with the Sangre de Cristos towering beyond.

We were searching for the moody skies of early evening. We made the 30-mile drive because a gathering storm above the mountains in the east looked promising. The farther east we drove the more brooding the sky became.

As I write this pedestrian text it occurs to me that this is a post about one swaybacked dwelling in Ojo Sarco. Then next week I'll showcase a long adobe with the corrugated roof in Truchas. That away I’ve killed two posts with one drive and one SD card.

1 comment:

Blacks Crossing said...

It is so nice to hear that you are, once again, out and about in the basin and ranges of New Mexico, and that you are posting the results here. Love the first image because of the sky and the last because of the building. And your black and white toning is always the best. Truchas being "a Hispano time capsule" is a perfect description. Happy Trails with your camera, Amigo!