Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sunset Over Picacho for Skywatch Friday

From our new house just outside Las Cruces, New Mexico, we look up at the Organ Mountains to the east; but we can see Picacho Peak through the pecan groves to the west. "Picacho" means "peak" in Spanish; so we are really calling this little (4959 ft.) mountain "Peak Peak."

This shot was taken at our fence, looking through one of the groves that surround our home. These last few days have been very windy, so every time we walk out into the yard there are more pecans to be harvested from the wind-blown pods that fly over the fence.

For sky photos taken at all times, day and night, see Skywatch Friday. There are over 350 participants, and you will see some breathtaking photos, indeed. Thank you to hosts Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise, and Sylvia, who do a terrific job every week!


Sylvia K said...

Magnificent capture, Clariz! Such stunning colors! You must be so very happy with your new abode! I know I love it!!

Have a great weekend!


J Bar said...

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Guy D said...

Love those colours in the sky, great pic.

All the best
Regina In Pictures

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great picture. Nice to have a new house with a view.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful colors and a pretty photo! Happy skywatching.

Al said...

Beautiful colors and framing. You live in a lovely area.

eden said...

Great shot.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Digital Flower Pictures said...

That looks like a real nice view to have.

Gunilla said...

Great sunset. Thanks for sharing

Have a nice day
Gunilla in Sweden