Thursday, August 20, 2009

Clear Skies Over Cochiti for Skywatch Friday

Cochiti Lake is in the northern part of New Mexico, located on the Cochiti Pueblo about 30 miles south of Santa Fe. From the lookout at the campground you can see the Sandia Mountains, the Jemez Mountains, the Bajada escarpment, Tetilla Peak, the lake itself, and the Rio Grande, which supplies the water to the manmade lake.

The skies were clear on the day that we visited. The air was still and hot and smelled of pine duff, one of my favorite fragrances. I just stood in one spot and turned in a circle to get all of these views.

Looking across the lake and toward the Sandia Mountains

Part of the campground with the Rio Grande in the background


A little west of Peña Blanca

Cochiti Lake Campground, looking toward the Jemez Mountains

13 comments:

Photo Cache said...

beautiful scenery.

J Bar said...

Really great scenery.
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Louise said...

Great pictures. I really love the third one. I've been to Tent Rocks many times, but have only seen the lake from the summit. Maybe we need to visit the lake itself one time.

JOE TODD said...

Love The countryside and the sky Of all the places you have lived which is your favorite.. I also like slow-traveling

luna miranda said...

cool shots...love the blues.

Regina said...

Great skies. Beautiful shots.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely clear blue skies, beautiful scenery and great shots, Clairz!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

June Saville said...

Such skies that stretch forever - quite like Central Oz Clair.
June

chrome3d said...

The distant blue mountains made the landscapes so beautiful.

Eric said...

Vey nice scenery here, good skywatch entry, well done!!

Have a nice SWF.

jabblog said...

Such a blue blue - clear, clean, fresh - I can almost smell the pines.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Just enough green to keep things interesting.
A very nice set of photos.

WasSoggyInSeattle said...

Did you make it to Tent Rocks? It's southwest I think from Cochiti lake... AMAZING. One of my favorite places in NM. We went in the fall and it was PERFECT hiking weather, just got there too late to do a lot of walking but the loop around the rocks is pretty easy going.
Great pics.