A storm cloud brewing over the mountains. It been amazingly wet and stormy here in Albuquerque this summer.
The clouds here in Albuquerque never disappoint. It was beautifully stormy yesterday at the Farmer’s Market.
This is a looking to the east. Yesterday’s sky was to the north.
These young fellows were having a blast running up and down this hiking trail in the Sandia Mountains. At one point they went up so high I lost sight of them.
Makes me wish I was a kid again!
This one is on the opposite side of Albuquerque, to the east, in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains at Elena Gallegos Open Space.
The dedication on the bench reads:
Berton L. Veinot
He loved nature and this place. Rest awhile
and listen. His spirit is in the wind, birdsong
and foothills on the trail.
“…the wind is still in the trees?”
I love to head up to the mountains for some R&R. This entrance to Cibola National Forest is at the base of the Sandia Peak Tramway. There are hiking trails that are accessible from here when there is no fire danger.
I have driven by the San Carols Cemetery countless times and but never stopped. It appears to be pretty old but there are quite a few new headstones there are as well. I saw headstones there as recent as 2009. I didn’t go very far in so there my be newer than that. The oldest I saw was from 1923.
There is only one tiny road through the cemetery and I didn’t feel comfortable trying to drive in there.
It was a beautifully stormy -ish, cloudy day here. I love when the big fluffy marshmallow clouds come peeking over Sandia Peak.
I love clouds. I have seen clouds sit on the mountain like a hat. I have seen them make the mountain disappear into veil of haze but I have never seen a cloud look like it was reaching out of the sky to touch the mountain.
I love the clouds and the sky here in the southwest. Todays clouds tried to swallow up the mountain.
We are so “dry” here that they have closed access to the hiking trails in the Sandia Mountains. We had a bit of rain yesterday but not nearly enough. We need a serious soaking to alleviate the fire danger!