Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Day With the Organ Mountains for Skywatch Friday

We had some rare cloudy skies and rain this past week here at my new home in Las Cruces, New Mexico. On the afternoon of the third day, the clouds cleared and the Organ Mountains were visible again with a new coat of fresh snow.

At dusk, the magic show really started. The sky, and then the mountains, turned pink. Cars began to stop along the roadsides so that their drivers could snap cell phone photos. I kept thinking--people come here for the view, and I LIVE here.

To make the evening even more special, a full moon rose over the beautiful mountains. As always, I wish I had the photographic skills to convey the scene more clearly to you, but this photo, together with your imagination, will have to do!



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15 comments:

Julie said...

Golly you have moved around, haven't you? I cannot imagine what it must be like to live within touching distance of such beauty. I live in a beautiful country but we do not have the extremity of such wondrous snow on mountains.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Such an amazing view - and you LIVE there! Awesome.

JOE TODD said...

Beautiful post and photos. I've always had trouble getting photos of the moon

Quiet Paths said...

Now what range is that? I could sit there and watch those mountains and moon all night. What a view!

Sylvia K said...

Fabulous captures, Clariz! Terrific view, colors, skies! Doesn't get any better than this! I know you must be enjoying your new home and I'm so very happy for you!

Have a great weekend! Stay warm and find lots of reasons to laugh!

Sylvia

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You live in such a gorgeous area! I think your photo are very nice!

Tara R. said...

Gorgeous moonrise and wonderful mountain scapes. You really do live in beautiful area.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely colors in your skies. The last two are my favorites. Well done!

Manang Kim said...

Lovely pictures. Are those white color on the mountain top are snow?


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The Ridger, FCD said...

That final shot is pure beauty. Simply stunning.

Beth said...

Well, Clair, I think you conveyed its beauty very well indeed! Your photos are gorgeous, especially the shot with the moon. I love the view from your new home---I'm so glad you're enjoying it.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Very lovely! I thought you'd get some snow down there, too.


~Lisa

Mar-Bear said...

Nothing like a desert southwest sky!
&
You Captured The Beauty ..Just Right!

Judy said...

Your photos are beautiful. Sounds like you are loving your new place and the wonderful scenery you have there. We have snow this morning!

AKO said...

Really beautiful skies! Love the clouds and the colours.