Thursday, November 5, 2009

Miles to Go for Skywatch Friday

... But I have promises to keep,


And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep.
~Robert Frost, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

We drove to Las Cruces and back a couple of weekends ago. Unfortunately, we had to do it all in the same day, 4.75 hours each way. We actually had time when we got there to have lunch at Nellie's great restaurant, look at several houses with a realtor, and make an offer on one of them.

But that meant hours of driving home through the dark, so when we saw these wonderful sunset colors over the Tularosa Basin, there was no time to stop. I just snapped away from the moving car, getting these somewhat smeary photos as we emerged from the San Augustin Pass in the Organ Mountains and hurtled on down the highway.

I still love the muted colors, though.



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19 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Love your skies, Clariz! The beautiful muted colors are perfect as are Frost's words -- another favorite of mine. You got some terrific shots -- even from the moving car. Amazing how we can do that sometimes, isn't it?

Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Quiet Paths said...

Really pretty even while moving along at a good clip in the car. Such a vast horizon which is accented by the roadway. Ah, evening's color is not surpassed by much.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful sky! Love roads photos too.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

You got some nice color, even if you didn't stop. I shoot out the window all the time. I need to get out my atlas and check out those mountains.

J Bar said...

The colours are great.
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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love those "laminated sky" pictures. Not bad at all for a car shot. I've done my share of them.

Diane AZ said...

That beautiful sunset must have made your road trip more pleasant. Lovely post!

Di said...

Clairz, I just left your recipe site... suddenly very hungry... must go start dinner. :) Great photos!

napaboaniya said...

Nice warm sunsets you've captured along the way :) Bet it made the long drive worthwhile already :)

The Cunning Runt said...

These are really beautiful, emotive of the experience of traveling through the Southwest.

...And using the words of Bob Frost in this context is truly inspired!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely colors and skies. Great photo for skywatch.

Serendipity said...

What lovely views!

Pyatshaw said...

You are right---so different to our scenes!!
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Am about to check out the recipe blog!

Randi said...

Love your photos...so nice colour...the sky is beautiful this days.

Deborah Godin said...

Those are scenes just meant to slow a person down, so the sublte beauty and color has a chance to settle into the eyes and heart. Wonderful SWF shots.

syel said...

beautiful muted colours of the sunset. glad you were able to capture them.

AKO said...

Lovely colours! A pity that you hadn't time to stay for a while.

John said...

Lovely set of shots!

Linda said...

I know the frustration of having to keep driving while great photo opportunities pass by! These shots are remarkably steady for being taken from a moving car.

Glad I was finally able to access your blog!