Thursday, October 21, 2010

To Dripping Springs and Back Again, for Skywatch


Dripping Springs Natural Area is just 10 miles from Las Cruces, and is a place to go for peace and birdsong and some pretty nice views. 

Driving up

In the shady native plant garden at the Visitor's Center

Looking back at the city

Be sure to check out Skywatch for photos of skies all over the world. 

27 comments:

southernlady64 said...

As usual your photos are just beautiful. Have a good weekend. I know you are enjoying those new floors!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice view of the city. I miss being able to see long distances like that.

becky said...

Looks like a great spot, Clair. Love your new header photo!

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

So lush! And what a beautiful sunset (sunrise?) at the top of the page!

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful blue skies, Clair! And as always your photos are superb! I do love your header -- speaking of glorious, that is indeed just that! Enjoy your day and hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Val said...

I love dripping springs - it is one of the most peaceful unexpected areas of the state!

JC said...

Your photos are always so nice. I love what I call road trips. I need to take more of them.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful, very scenic place. The second shot is my favorite.

Kim, USA said...

Such beautiful shots!
This week skies

Steffi said...

Wow...what a beautiful landscape!Great choice of photos for SWF!

morememes said...

Those stony outcrops on top of the mountains look great. And I like the leaves in the foreground.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Bellissime foto !
Myriam :)

Martha Z said...

One of the things I like about living in the west, the land is not hidden by a blanket of green.
Your header is beautiful.

Carol said...

Beautiful sky shots, and I love the mountain views also!

EG Wow said...

I really like the terrain. The city is lovely with the mountains in the background. And I like the way you can see for miles.

Linda said...

Oh, those mountains that spring out of nowhere, and the city nestled at their foot.

Tricia said...

Fantastic views & blues!!!

ewok1993 said...

thanks for taking us on a road trip for some skywatching.

eden said...

What a beautiful place! Great shots.

Viola said...

Lovely photos and mountains!! You have the flat landscape and the exciting mountains "coming up", it makes impressions! :)

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful and interesting! Similar coloring to my local scenery, but your boulders and hills are shaped differently.

Al said...

That does look lovely. Great shots!

LV said...

It has been a long time since I was through this area. I believe it looks better now.

Deb said...

Nice road trip! Your header photo is great, too! Nice perspective on the winding road.

Ebie said...

And the white specks of wildflowers on the roadside adds beauty to the landscape!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful photos, and the city sure has a beautiful backdrop when you look back at it. Super!!

Kay, Alberta

Kcalpesh said...

I have always had a special liking for the kind of places you've displayed in your pictures... away from the world, peace & silence :-)


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