View of Mountains from house,
Across the Las Cuevas valley towards the south.
Fancy two-story house at the junction of Las Cuevas road and Santa Cruz Highway.
Summer storm coming
A view of the mountains to the south
Casa de la Miel, Nuevo Rodeo
Azul, azul, nuestra casa está azul.
En el jardín de Piedad
A gate along the road
La Sombra de Don Cuevas, fotógrafo.
Cosmos and friends
Sunflowers bloom over our glass shard-studded back wall.
High in the mountains that ring Quiroga are upland valleys and few inhabitants.
Above Quiroga, a view towards Sta Cruz and Las Cuevas, over the mountains to the south.
Cerro Los Rosales, I think.
After the Harvest
The "Zen Garden" in the dry season.
The "Zen" Garden.
A campesino hauls straw on his back.
Part of Nuevo Rodeo from the highway.
Gate, Nuevo Rodeo
Cosmos at la Casita Blanca
More to come
What are fronds for?
A swoon of cosmos.
La Tristeza de Una Casa Sola
El caballo solitario
Wildflowers from our backyard.
Nice house at Sanabria. This was out of the danger zone of the brush fires.
Brush afire close to Sanabria
Our first view of the fire was startling.
Thick smoke in the fields at the foot of the ridge, at about 12:45 p.m.
Until yesterday I was unaware of the crater-like depression on the ridgetop. The view is north-northeast, from Sanabria.
Closer view of the crater. Smoke is from burning brush, not volcanic activity.
View northeastward, toward Las Cuevas (in the indentation in the ridge, toward the right.)
Caballos along the Santa Cruz highway
Along the Santa Cruz highway looking southeastwardly
Rancho Las Cuevas from the north and behind.
Upper Las Cuevas, seen from behind
Rebirth by rainfall, July 1, 2009
This scene is among my most favorites.
Rebirth by rainfall 2, July 1, 2009
This scene is also among my most favorite.
Se permite nublar
Looks like a volcano behind that cloud; and it might be, although extinct.
El Cerro de Los Tres Picos
Prados y colinas
Prados y cerros
Nubes de la tarde September 15, 2009
Nubes de la tarde September 15, 2009.
This was our 4th anniversary for crossing the border to live in Mexico.
Christmas egrets. A lucky moment to capture this. Near maximum zoom was used.
Rainbows graced our sky after an unseasonal January rain shower.
Gray Skies 1
Gray Skies 2
La Ciénega in Flood
After days of heavy rains, boats are needed to cross the valley bottom.
Las Cuevas dawn skies
Pebbled skies at dusk.
Curds of clouds at dusk.
Cow emissions: source of cloud curds?
Vermilion Flycatcher 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 2
Vermilion Flycatcher 3
A beautiful May day on el rancho...
Scrawny nopal in bloom
flores de nopal
nopal in bloom
Tierra de Niebla 1
Capa de neblina
mortaja de neblina
El Jaguey a lo lejos
Ring of clouds
Wreath of Heaven
Cloud cap seen from our yard.
Cloud capped peak from behind the cancelaría
Foggy morning scene near Sanabria
Foggy morning scene near Sanabria 2
Foggy morning scene near Sanabria 3
Foggy morning scene near Sanabria 4
Foggy morning scene near Sanabria 5
Foggy morning scene near Sanabria 6
Foggy morning scene near Sanabria 7
Foggy morning scene near Sanabria 8
Vista al sur
Las sombras de la tarde en agosto
Vista al sur, tarde, August 10, 2010
New wall. old tree
Black Rock Mountains and Mesas
Aerial View of the Black Rock Mountains
This rainbow comes once a year to illuminate the Black Rock Mountains.
The crevices hide secluded monasteries inhabited by tiny, reclusive monks.
The Black Rock Mountains in daylight
The yard looking north.
Cielo de plumas blancas
Corn, Summer 2010
We love corn.
Lend me your ears
Hand Hewn Gate
Unretouched photo, zoomed in on mountains from our street
Ghost landscape, near Sanabria
It's hard to budge a burro.
Nopal cactus in bloom near the El Jaguey junction
Valley awaits storm
Valley awaits storm 2
Valley awaits storm 3 (glow)
Viveros de Ema y Hector
Landscape au naturel
Landscape, graduated tint
Misted, graduated tint
Landscape between Sanabria and Las Cuevas.
Caballos y burro en la lluvia
Clouds over casa 2
All Power To The People
All Power To The People 2 FG
El Camino a Las Cuevas glow
El Camino a Las Cuevas 2
El Camino a Las Cuevas 3 fg
El Camino a Las Cuevas 4 fg
El Camino a Las Cuevas 5
El Camino a Las Cuevas 6
El Camino a Las Cuevas 7 glow
El Camino a Las Cuevas
El Camino a Las Cuevas 8 (classic)
La Calle 2
La Calle 3
La Calle 4
La Calle 5: Casa de nuestros vecinos
La Calle 6 Puerta de oro
Hideout of the Hole In The Wall Gang
Hideout of the Hole In The Wall Gang 2
Meanwhile, back at the Hideout of the Hole In The Wall Gang 3
Rapunzel fled this way
Dragon bone fossils
Dragon gizzard stones 2
Pricker bush and wall 2 PSE Spatter filter
Pricker bush and wall
Vista al Valle
La Montaña a lo lejos
El México Verdadero
Over the shoulder view
First came nature. Then came man.
The usual crowd was there.
What the Hole In The Wall Gang's lookout saw.
Meanwhile, back at the Hideout of the Hole In The Wall Gang, the lookout went on break.
A la Casa de Las Flores
A la Casa de Las Flores 3
A la Casa de Las Flores 4
A la Casa de Las Flores 5
A la Casa de Las Flores 6
A la Casa de Las Flores 7
A la Casa de Las Flores 8
A la Casa de Las Flores 10
A la Casa de Las Flores 11
Piedras y flores 2
Morning in the mountains, June 23, 2011
The Mountain Came to Las Cuevas
Carretera a Morelia 1
Carretera a Morelia 2
Carretera a Morelia 3
Carretera a Morelia 4
Seen on the road entering Las Cuevas, near a small stream
Viveros Las Cuevas (Emma y Hectors') after remodeling
Flowers outside the old viveros
The old viveros, before renovation
There was a maze of strings for climbing plants
Morning in the mountains, June 23, 2011
July Storm: Back yard of the house
Back yard of the house Jul. 22 2012
The white stuff is hail (granizo)
Front yard seen from the porch July 22, 2012 (infrared film filter)
I'm dreaming of a white July 22, 2012 (Pencil sketch filter)
Orchard on a summer evening
A bad time to be driving here. We stayed inside.
Our gate under summer storm conditions (drop shadows application)
Another summer storm with hail. The hallway is flooded again. but it didn't take long to mop it up as it did the last time.
Entrance sign at Kaur Tikuni (Spelling is variable)
Upper picnic grounds, Kauar Tikkuni
Upper picnic grounds, Kauar Tikkuni 2
Kauar Tukuri— Spelling variable
Upper pool near parking
The Bridge On the River Kuaar (face revealed)
Intrepid visitors cross the Bridge on the River Kauar
Doot dah! Dah do doot doot doot dah!
Visitors walk about 400 meters from parking lot to thermal pools on paved paths through el Bosque de Fantasmas.
Rushing waters along the path 1
Rushing Waters 2
Rippling Waters 3
Ghost tree 1
Ghost tree 2
Dinosaur tree 2
Susie raising cane
Lower swimming pool. Photo courtesy of GA
Hot springs pools at Kuaar Tukuni. Photo courtesy of GA
This pool was the hottest, with a temp of 111º F. Photo courtesy of GA
We didn't see this more "natural" pool on our visit. Photo courtesy of GA
The plush pool, again, near the parking area. Photo courtesy of GA
La Milpa 2
La Milpa y La Montaña
La Puerta hecha a mano.
La Puerta hecha a mano 4. (Holga-ish)
La Puerta hecha a mano 5.
Valley and Mountains
Fields trees and mountains
Las Cuevas sunset
Las Cuevas sunset 2
de vacaciones 2
Skwinkles rellenos aplastados al sol.
Tierra de Maíz
Cock o' the Rock 3
Haz Patria, primero intento
Haz Patria, segundo intento
The winding road to and through Chapultepec
The winding road to and through Chapultepec 3
The winding road to and through Chapultepec 4
The winding road to and through Chapultepec 5
The winding road to and through Chapultepec 6
The winding road to and through Chapultepec 7
Ex-Hacienda de Chapultepec. It takes a heap o' buildings to make a hacienda
Ex-Hacienda de Chapultepec 2
Ex-Hacienda de Chapultepec 3
Lava tu troca o tu vaca (o torito)
Pond of Chapultepec
A good off fence is the best de fence
Hope that no one finds these offensive
¡Que bárbaro !
Wired for light
Wired for light 3
Hill behind our house, about 2000 feet higher
Mystery Hill from the northeast
South view from Hacienda Chapultepec area
South view from Hacienda Chapultepec area 2
Southerly view from El Jaguey
Road south out of El Jaguey towards Chapultepec
Chapultepec spring pond
Road south out of El Jaguey towards Chapultepec 4
Buena Vista church? 5
New Autopista at Buena Vista road 2
New Autopista at Buena Vista road. "The Hill" to the right of the roadway.
New Autopista at Buena Vista road 4
New Autopista at Buena Vista road 7 and "watchman"
Nube Flameante 2
Nube Flameante 3 Boost and focal zoom
High peaks and broken glass topped walls. Así es la vida.
Sunflowers over the wall
Sunflowers over the wall 2
Sunflowers over the wall 3
Sunflowers over the wall 4
Sunflowers in their natural habitat
Sunflowers in their natural habitat 2
Nopal and Sunflowers
Sunflowers in their natural habitat 4
Sunflowers in their natural habitat 5
Maíz, Girasoles, Nopales
Ripe Tunas on a wall
Ripe Tunas 2
Ripe Tunas 3
Ripe Tunas 4
Ripe Tunas 5
Cloud wreathed mountain
Cloud wreathed mountain with noche buenas
Cloud wreathed mountain with noche buenas 2
Cloud wreathed mountain with noche buenas 3
Clouds over mountain ridges above Eronga
Clouds over mountain ridges 2
Flores para los difuntos
Flores para los difuntos 2
Flores para los difuntos 3
Homeward Bound 3
Homeward Bound 2
Clouds over hills at Las Cuevas sunset
Clouds over Las Cuevas at sunset
Late Winter Clouds at Las Cuevas
Late Winter Clouds at Las Cuevas 3
Late Winter Clouds at Las Cuevas 9
Late Winter Clouds at Las Cuevas 10
Late Winter Clouds at Las Cuevas 11
Late Winter Clouds at Las Cuevas 20
Late Winter Clouds at Las Cuevas 22
Late Winter Clouds at Las Cuevas 24
Late Winter Clouds at Las Cuevas 25
Late Winter Clouds at Las Cuevas 26
Late Winter Clouds at Las Cuevas 27
Late Winter Clouds at Las Cuevas 28
Late Winter Clouds at Las Cuevas 29
The Flying Saucer Fleet arrived just before sundown
Mission Control Tower quickly cleared them for landing
OVNIs are coming!
Interlocutary Maneuvers were perfomed while hovering
The crowd that turned out to welcome them was small
The descent was cautious and slow due to the many wire entanglements placed by the desperate defenders
Our puny defense efforts are futile
Las Cuevas dawn April 13, 2014
We are not in Kansas anymore
Front yard corn crop
Las Cuevas Dawn February 1, 2015 from iPad
Las Cuevas Dawn (from Canon A 710)
Las Cuevas Dawn (from Canon A 710; untouched)
Las Cuevas Dawn (from Canon A 710with Boost filter
Moonrise over Las Cuevas
Moonrise Over Las Cuevas (iPad)
Las Cuevas Dawn
Las Cuevas at Dusk