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An Eagle in Flight
Albuquerque, NM
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Glad to see you are blogging again. Very creative piece; nice job.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2015 on Inspiration from the ordinary at bird and blue
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I'm on an extended business trip to beautiful Waco, TX and I had a weekend with not too much to do, so I ventured out exploring. On the edge of Lake Waco is a community named Woodway and to my surprise I stumbled upon an Arboretum, the Carleen Bright Arboretum.... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2013 at An Eagle in Flight
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I have been on a business trip to Yuma, Arizona for the past ten days and yesterday was my first opportunity to get out and explore the desert a bit. My work takes me from the city of Yuma north up US Highway 95 to our desert testing location and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at An Eagle in Flight
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Last weekend I had the chance to travel out to Biloxi, Mississippi for an extended weekend with my wife who has been there for the past few weeks for a training class. Never having been to Biloxi before and happy to have a short getaway with her, this was a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at An Eagle in Flight
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After way too long a hiatus, I finally picked up my camera and headed out last weekend with my oldest son to explore the area around the Valles Caldera and the Jemez Valley. The Valles Caldera is a collapsed volcanic crater that is over 12 miles wide and sits at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at An Eagle in Flight
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On a recent trip to California I had the opportunity to witness the diversity of the State's wonderful beaches. Southern California, with its sunshine, accessible beaches and developed oceanfront contrasted with Northern California and its isolated, peaceful and fog-bound shoreline. Separated by a few hundred miles, I spent time first... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at An Eagle in Flight
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Bandelier National Monument consists of a series of some 3000 archeological sites within Frijoles Canyon, an area in north central New Mexico about an hours drive north and west of Santa Fe. While the area has evidence of human activity dating back more than 10,000 years, the majority of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at An Eagle in Flight
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Afternoon thunderstorms are pretty normal for this time of the year, known as "Monsoon Season", as moisture from the gulf of Mexico is driven north over New Mexico and Arizona. As strange as it sounds, summer is the rainy season in this desert. At around three to four PM the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at An Eagle in Flight
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Earlier this month, my company held our annual meeting in the horse country of northern Virginia, about 40 miles west of Washington D.C. The rolling hills and the architecture reminds me of the Cotswold area in England where I lived for a few years while station there with the Air... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at An Eagle in Flight
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...of one of my Rose bushes. These pictures are of a variety of rose that is named Judy Garland. When the buds first open, they are a bright yellow color, but this doesn't last too long. As they open up more and continue to grow their color changes from that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at An Eagle in Flight
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Last weekend was a hot, lazy day so I decided to sit out in the backyard and see if I could photograph a few of the different birds that frequent our yard. We have a couple of water features that attract the birds and they all seem to like a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at An Eagle in Flight
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Dry summer heat, low humidity and strong winds all combine to make this summer one of the worst fire seasons on record. Over two weeks ago two separate forest fires were started by lightning and as the winds blew the fires combined to form one massive fire burning the Gila... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2012 at An Eagle in Flight
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To celebrate National Park Week and to explore more of my adopted state of New Mexico, I ventured out to Pecos National Historical Park to learn more of this "Land of Enchantment". The park is located in the Pecos Valley between the Sangre de Christo Mountains and Glorieta Pass in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at An Eagle in Flight
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"He passed by here" are some of the words inscribed on the rock face of El Morro by the Spanish explorer and first provincial Governor of New Mexico, Don Juan de Onate in his travels through here to the Gulf of California on the 16th of April 1605. This is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at An Eagle in Flight
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About an hour and a half drive southeast of Albuquerque, on the east side of the Manzano Mountains are the ruins of three pueblo villages, Abo, Gran Quivira and Quarai that make up the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Salinas refers to Las Salinas or salt lakes that are located... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at An Eagle in Flight
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Kasha-Katuwe means "white cliffs" in the traditional Keresan language of the people of Cochiti Pueblo. The monument is located on the Pajarito Plateau in north-central New Mexico, not far from the Pueblo of Cochiti and about 50 miles north of Albuquerque. Since it was a beautiful winter day, my oldest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2012 at An Eagle in Flight
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As part of my effort to get out an see some of New Mexico that I haven't experienced yet, I took some time this past Saturday to visit a spot close-by that I had been meaning to see for years, the Coronado State Monument. This monument recognizes the Spanish explorer... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at An Eagle in Flight
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Last week, on the 6th of January to be exact, New Mexico celebrated its 100th anniversary of becoming the 47th state in the Union. One interesting fact about New Mexico's statehood is that there was never an official United States Flag issued with 47 Stars. There are two reasons for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2012 at An Eagle in Flight
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The past two weeks have brought a variety of weather conditions to our area, winds in excess of 80 miles per hour, temperatures in the single digits, rain, snow and ice. While all of these are not uncommon, it is unusual to have so many different weather patterns present in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at An Eagle in Flight
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In this part of the country, there are some distinct signs that fall has arrived. Obviously, the temperature is one indicator; cool mornings and evenings, mild afternoons, and that crisp nip in the air. But unique to this area, the smell of green chiles roasting over open fires at every... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at An Eagle in Flight
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Having some free time on the weekend afforded me the chance to get out and explore the area around Fallon, Nevada. One area that caught my attention was the Grimes Point Archaeological site, jut a few miles east of town and not far from the Naval Air Station where I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2011 at An Eagle in Flight
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Another multi-week business trip, this time to Fallon, Nevada. Fallon is located about an hour east of Reno in the high desert of central Nevada. During the week, my work takes me even farther into the desert and high into the mountains to places like this. Beautiful wide-open spaces, rugged... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at An Eagle in Flight
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Sometimes I don't have to go too far to find interesting subjects for my pictures. This morning it was cool and breezy and too nice to just sit inside. The light was somewhat muted by a broken layer of clouds and it seemed like a perfect time to enjoy the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2011 at An Eagle in Flight
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It was the weekend, the weather was nice and there wasn't much going on. I hadn't been out with my camera in quite a while, so why not snap a few pictures today. I had no particular destination in mind just the desire to get out and see what I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at An Eagle in Flight
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The day before yesterday my co-worker and I took a 26 Mile bike ride, which is a pretty long ride for us. It may not seem too long, but it is basically the same distance as going from Marathon to Athens in Greece, the origin of the distance running event.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at An Eagle in Flight