Monday, September 10, 2007

For your visual pleasure

I'm short on time to write a post today, so here are a few pics for your viewing pleasure. All of these were taken by me within the last few weeks. Sorry for the poor quality and short descriptions.



Barren countryside along I-40. West of Amarillo, East of Albuquerque.







Same thing, but with clouds. Closer to Albuquerque.









Remember the amorous turtle I blogged about when I visited the Albuquerque zoo? Well here he is just before he made his move. Notice the green mold on his neck. You'd think once you were old enough to grow mold that would be the end of your friskiness. Maybe they make tortoise Viagra.





Here are some shots of historic San Felipe de Neri Church in Albuquerque's Old Town. Much of the area was built in 1706.




More scenery along the road back home.


And these two are a before and after. This is the low water crossing on the road to my house before it rained seven inches in a couple of hours, and then after.










And lastly this is the rise of the full moon over the canyon where I live. This pic was taken about two miles from my house, from the driveway of one of my critique partners. She lives on the rim of the canyon. I live farther down the canyon in the bottom. The state park Palo Duro Canyon is only a few miles away as the crow flies but twenty by road. Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the United States.

15 comments:

Ello said...

Great pictures! Love the turtoise! Thanks for posting pics! I love being able to travel virtually.

By the way, Agent Nathan Bransford is having a first line competition with the prize being a a manuscript critique by him. A great prize for anybody! So if you are interested, you should definitely send yours in. WIPs are fine, they don't have to be complete. I have a link to him on my sidebar.

Oh and I linked you up on my favorites!!

THE DUCK said...

That moon picture is something else. Thanks for posting!

Monnik said...

I love the old church pictures. Very pretty. It amazes me how diverse the beauty of our country is.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Travis,

Magnificent pictures!

I am such a city girl, living in New York my entire life so far, but I do enjoy a peek outside the concrete canyons into the canyons the Lord has made.

Thanks so much.

Terrie

alex keto said...

No wonder you weren't impressed by the Arizona desert. Looks just like home to you

Jenn said...

Hey look you got a picture of a real wind mill in that moon picture. You can hardly see it but it is there.

angel, jr. said...

Those are some good pictures!! Pictures tell stories too!

Bubblewench said...

That's some beautiful country out there Travis. Thanks for sharing.

Katrina said...

Obviously you live in Timbercreek...lucky dog! Let it be known that most of the surrounding area is f...l...a....t! Huh, Travis?
Good pictures--the moon picture captures the fleeting beauty of West Texas.

Charles Gramlich said...

Reminds me of my own trips through Texas. Beautiful countryside, but austere.

Brooke said...

Pretty pictures :) I love the last one.

SALLY VAUGHAN said...
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SALLY VAUGHAN said...

i appreciate the pics very much.. a little visual reminder of the southwest is always a welcome sight for a misplaced texan like myself x

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! Turtle neck mold? Yuck!

Phats said...

Nice pictures thanks for sharing them

That's one gigantic turtle!