“A man’s interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town.” –Thoreau
Nature Investigators on the Ground (Bev, Glen, Kathy) came upon a salt creek, incredible rock formations and crawling things…ending the evening with a showboat sunset. Many thanks mother earth, father sky.
“All good things are wild and free.” –Thoreau
(Click on any photo in the gallery for a slideshow, or pass the cursor over the bottom of each for a brief caption.)
Strtiation over eons
The heart is an open rock.
A glossy snake out for the evening.
Millipede on the move.
Clay mud plates.
Glen climbs the block boulders.
Kathy takes a break.
Calling in the energy
Do you see a face?
Seriously, these dots!
Don’t ya love it?
Seriously, nature did this.
Back out of the canyon…
Sandia Mts. in shadow.
Stop! the car for one last look.
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Author of poetry, prose and song. Teacher of art, literature, philosophical wordplay. Adventurist and nature investigator. Producer of music and artistic events through Movable Parts Productions, LLC. All photos by me unless otherwise stated.
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5 thoughts on “N.I.O.T.G., Salas Ranch, NM”
MA we must share with you just how dramatically the canyon has changed. So much water, from the wonderful rains, rushing through the ranch has scoured the rocks and carved the canyon deeper.
This experience led me back to reading Wallace Stegner. He said, “We simply need that wild country available to us… For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.” Thanks Bev & Glen for supporting that hope.
Kathy, I love Wallace Stegner. Thank YOU for sending me back to his writing. We are so fortunate to have the wild country everywhere here in NM!