I love clouds … all kinds of clouds. These clouds were so low it looked as if you could reach out and grab them but I’ve actually seen them even lower were they’re actually sitting on the ground. I think they are attempting to shroud Sandia Mountain but the mountain is doing a pretty good job of peeking through.
One of my favorite things about Albuquerque and I guess all places with mountains …. is when the clouds make shadows on the mountains. This is the Sandia Mountains and they border Albuquerque’s east side. For the past few days the clouds have been doing a spectacular job of making shadows on the mountains.
Looking forward to spring and this photo is a throw back to last spring. January always seems so much longer than 31 days. This is an entrance to a mountain hiking trail in the Cibola National Forest. When it’s really dry and there is a fire danger many if not all of these trail get closed.
That plant with the white bloom of flowers on top is a Yucca which New Mexico adopted as it’s state flower in 1927.
There were some hot air balloons up today which is really unusual for the middle of December. There was no wind to speak of though so the balloons were pretty stationary in the air. They just sort of went up and down like a yo-yos. It was pretty chilly on the ground though, so it must have been really cold up there.
These were growing in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. I don’t actually know what they are but they looked like baseball sized watermelons to me.