A rather unusually decorated door at Taos Pueblo.
I found it quite interesting that this 600 room Anasazi dwelling was constructed in the same time frame as the castles in Wales I’ve been to. In a number of ways, the Welsh could have learned quite a bit from the Anasazi builders–I never saw corners of castles in Wales as sharp and well-defined as those at Pueblo Bonito. On the other hand the Anasazi didn’t seem to be much into steps, preferring ladders instead I guess.
I’m thinking of taking up the challenge of seeing how far into spring and summer I can take a new photo like this every day. So far it hasn’t been that much of a challenge. Well, truthfully there’s been a few days in April without snow on the trees, but not many. This photo is from a couple of days ago and I see there’s even more snow on the branches this morning. That’s not a complaint (because I said I wouldn’t complain), just an observation.
I just took this a few days ago on our patio. That snow has since melted but there’s more on the way. However, given the tornadoes in the South yesterday, the flooding in the Midwest, and the drought in the Southwest, I think I’m going to try and refrain from complaining about our 139% above normal snow pack and the winter that just won’t go away. (I’m still going to grumble about it–just not too loudly.)
I was playing around with an antique/grunge look on this image. I kind of like it although the effect comes across a bit gimmicky to me. While I took this photo in New Mexico it occurred to me I could have taken one like it in any of the states I passed through on this trip: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, and Idaho. In fact a posted a quite similar one from Wyoming a couple of weeks ago. Lots of places out here in the West look like the middle of nowhere. I’m dedicating this photo to my nephew Daniel who has been there of late, much to his dislike.