Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Beautiful Spot, for Skywatch

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High up in the Organ Mountains, far above the Mesilla Valley, you will find the beginning of the Soledad Canyon Trail. It is a beautiful spot to be in; to stand quietly, to listen to the hawks and the doves and the cactus wrens, and to look across the river valley at mountain range after mountain range stretching toward southern Arizona. 

The only other sound we heard when we were there was the ranger's truck as he drove up to close the gates for the night. 

After that, nothing but the soft winds and the cooing of the doves.

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18 comments:

Beth said...

That IS a beautiful spot, Clair. I'm amazed at how clear the air is there. We've had a hot summer here in the NC mountains, with an ever-present haze. I'm longing for the clear skies of fall.

Lovely photo!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a peaceful, beautiful place and such lovely skies! Love your capture as always, Clariz! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Quiet Paths said...

Gorgeous vista. Where you can see for a long ways. Great sky too.

Cafe au lait said...

What a beautiful view!

Liz said...

So beautiful!

Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

Ms. Becky said...

this is breathtaking. I love that fence. the horizon goes on forever. what a beautiful expanse of sky. thanks for sharing, and I hope you have a joyful weekend Clair. happy SWF.

Jane said...

It is indeed, great view:)

eileeninmd said...

I would love to be standing there listening to the birds. the sky looks so BIG. Beautiful landscape and photo. Happy skywatching!

Photo Cache said...

It sure is beautiful out there. So peaaceful too.

My sky is here

JC said...

Gorgeous !!! I love that kind of place.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful -- there is nothing like New Mexico skies. (I'm looking out at overcast gray Oregon one right now, not a great comparison...we do love it here and occasionally get a blue sky, but nothing like the consistency you have!)

Were you camping?

clairz said...

Sallie, we just popped up there for a few minutes with out of town visitors. That wonderful look-out is just outside of Las Cruces, not too many minutes from where we live.

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow this is very dramatic. And I so love the scenery!

SWF

Rajesh said...

Fantastic view. Looks very calm and peaceful.

ladyfi said...

What a wonderful place to be.

This photo is gorgeous - perfect colour combination and composition.

Val said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!

urban muser said...

it looks and sounds like a beautiful place.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice cadre and photo, too.

Regards!