Thursday, January 15, 2009

Skywatch sunset, 7 miles south of nowhere, NM

For more pictures of the sky in all its wonder,
visit the Skywatch home page.





Celeste over at CelestialRamblings tagged me recently to list my 5 Greatest Joys in Nature. She lives in Chicago, where today the temperature is predicted to be the lowest it has been in a decade, high -2F, low -15F. To Celeste and all my other buddies and their animals who are having to endure that wicked winter weather, the warm colors of this sunset are for you.

Living in the middle of nowhere, I only have to walk out the door to be surrounded by nature, and I find joy in every bit of it.
My 5 Greatest Joys in Nature this morning would be:
1. the wisdom of my dog when she sounded her alarm bark at...
2. the mysterious coyote who was walking across the pasture...
3. so camouflaged by his colors that only his movement made him visible...
4. and the way my horses watched him with profound interest and not the least bit of fear...
5. and the sun that kept me warm while I stood outside watching all of the above unfold.

And I do not have one single picture of this to show you. Sometimes when nature grabs hold of you, her grip is too strong to let you break away and get your camera.

46 comments:

  1. These Pictures are sooo pretty! We dont have thing like this in MD

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  2. Beautiful photos and great "word pictures" of the coyote incident. I loved your Walmart horses (well, the horses at the rodeo grounds across from Walmart) the other day, too.

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  3. Flaming, gorgeous colors! Wow! These are really fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing, Linda!

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  4. Hello - nice pictures :-)

    And a nice blogg
    smile from monika

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  5. I know that feeling - run around and miss it or stand in the moment and simply enjoy. Thanks for the lovely warming skies - much needed!!

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  6. FANTASTIC! Love all of them!

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  7. Simple fantastic skies!Wonderful!Have a nice weekend!

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  8. Dramatic skywatch entries. So rich in colors. Love them all.

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  9. Fantastic photos. I've seen coyotes in the pastures and the horses couldn't care less. I think Blue has even made friends with them (he's sort of a weirdo). I'm glad the dogs don't go after them though, and only bark, I'm fairly certain they wouldn't win in a confrontation.

    Beautiful pictures, wish I was there soaking up the warmth. Glad you enjoyed your zen nature moment. I'm too cold to find mine.

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  10. These skies are lovely warming and comforting. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. These are fantastic photographs...wonderful!

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  12. What a gorgeous sky! You're lucky (as am I) to live in country where nature bestows her beauty on us daily. No asphalt jungles for me!

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  13. Your sky is on fire.
    Glowing.
    Wonderul! :)

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  14. Breath-taking pictures and what a story you had to share!

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  15. What a beautiful serie of photos! Love them!

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  16. Linda, Thanks for the warm thoughts, we certainly need them right now. I am trying to work myself up to the five minute walk home from work right now!!
    Stunning sunset pictures, the colours are so beautiful.
    I am very glad you stayed and enjoyed your coyote moment and didn't worry about getting your camera.

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  17. The golden colors are just amazing... wow... so beautiful. I can only imagine what it must've been like to be standing there and seeing this with your own eyes!
    ~Michele~
    Mountain Retreat

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  18. Oooooooh. I always love your photos, but that first one is heart-stopping... and blinding. My eyes are watering up. That's pretty amazing to get that effect from a photo.

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  19. A beautiful series of photos,beautiful color.Happy weekend and SkyWatch!

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  20. Beautiful colors! What a joy to live in the middle of nowhere....and to experience what most others just get to read about.

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  21. Oh but that first photo is beautiful Linda. I am always amazed at how beautiful each and every sunset or sunrise is.

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  22. How could you select only three of magnificent shots to post? The other morning I shot off 110 at one sunrise, now I don't know howw to show them as each one is special.
    Love the list of your favourite things, I was tagged too and like my photos, have too many to choose from.

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  23. Great colors in the clouds.

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  24. I love the orange and red in your photos! amazing shots!
    I liked your joys for each morning, they cheer me up! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful weekend at your ranch which is very beautiful btw.
    My blog

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  25. Stunning pictures here! I love all the dramatic colors. Happy SWF

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  26. Oh I love what you've done here - Amazingly Gorgeous Sky!!! LOVE IT!!!

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  27. Gorgeous pictures and I'm glad I love in Corrales, New Mexico and not Chicago. Man, that's cold.

    Dan

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  28. OMG! That first shot, I can't stop staring. Hope I don't go blind. What a wonder world of nature outside your door. Great captures.

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  29. Great series of omages and post! Happy SWF!

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  30. LOVE they sky. And love your 5 things, too. I understand about not wanting to break away for the camera. It could be gone when you get back.

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  31. Fantastic gorgeous pictures!

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  32. This whole entry is beautiful. The picture, the five things...

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  33. i really love sunsets! all of your photos are really stunning!

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  34. FAntastic, dramatic photos! I enjoyed your "5 Joys" too.

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  35. As good as any I've ever seen... such colouring.. great Sky Watch captures

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  36. I don't blame you one bit for being mesmerized and not thinking about taking a picture. Soak it in when you can...your pictures that you did take however, are breathtaking!! Simply stunning!! I absolutely have to go visit NM sometime. Until seeing pics on people's blogs, this is not somewhere I had ever thought of visiting...now, that has changed. A beautiful place and I simply must come see it for myself...someday. Enjoy! and thanks.

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  37. Oh these images are dynamically dramatic! Love them all.

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  38. GORGEOUS! How come I don't see sunsets like that down here? =(

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  39. Beautiful photos!

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