Thursday, October 13, 2011

Something is Coming, for Skywatch

Are those eyes glowing out there?

We all know that there is something coming here in southern New Mexico. When October arrives, the air feels a little chilly to our spoiled desert bones and the chihuahuas burrow down under the sheets at night. As we shrug on sweaters and search out long-stored blankets and pajamas, we anticipate the smell of autumn fires. 

We warm ourselves up with chiles for breakfast.

We ready our ofrendas (memorial altars to the departed) and look forward to the Dia de los Muertos celebrations later this month. Front yards take on a new look: Skeletons abound, chile ristras glow red, and ghosts dance on fences. 

Something is coming. Something good.

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20 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wow - love the drama and golden tones!

becky said...

Lovely sunrise, Clair. Yes, would you believe I had to get the ice scraper out last week to scrape my windows before work?! It's warmed back up now, but winter is on the way. Something good is coming- I like that.

Sylvia K said...

So much drama indeed! Love the colors and what a terrific start to the day -- any day! And, yes, the season approaches with its chill and beautiful colors! Marvelous capture as always, Clair! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Joyful said...

Great shot! Haven't participated in sky watch for awhile but hope to have one up in a day or two :-)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful view of golden sky.

Karen said...

What an artsy shot, the whole thing looks like a mask!

EG Wow said...

Sounds like you really enjoy October and early November! The sky shot is lovely.

J Bar said...

Good one.
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Kim, USA said...

Oh my gush, I can't believe this one, this is fantastic!!! Like this one.

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Ms. Becky said...

what a delightful post! I feel the anticipation and so wish I could be there to experience what must be an exciting, beautiful time. your skies are the best - drama to be sure. wishing you a happy weekend Clair.

ρομπερτ said...

this is an amazing picture !


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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

If they are eyes, they are sinister eyes indeed!

SKY-SEEKERS

The sky-seekers, some people say,
Do not favor night over day;
They always look up,
The sky is their cup,
And keeping it full is just play!


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Kay L. Davies said...

A beautiful photo, Clair. I love the deep blue-grey of the cloud.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

I thought, Wow, such a beautiful sky, she really captures the good ones. Then I read about the eyes, and thought, Dang, something's out there watching her all the time...spooky!! You crack me up, Clair!

Photo Cache said...

so dramatic.

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Peg said...

I love this time of year in the desert. Something is definitely coming, cooler weather! Absolutely beautiful shot.

Owlfarmer said...

Love the picture, but love the post even more. The seasonal changes are what we look forward to when we're suffering through hot hot summers and cold cold winters (well maybe not a scold as some). It's downright chilly here this morning, so the cat will be snuggling tonight (he's slept on the screen porch all summer). The dogs are frolicking, and I heard honkers heading south this morning. I still wish I were in New Mexico, though!

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured!

My Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's a perfect dramatic picture heralding change and as you say good things to come!

On our first RV trip away from the PNW. we arrived in Santa Fe near Halloween (Dio de Los Muertes). I never wanted to leave -- fell head over heels in love with the place. But we did, in case there were more beautiful places to see (and there were). But that stay completely convinced me that the traveling lifestyle was the right one for us!

Quiet Paths said...

Mmm, I loved your descriptions of fall. And your photo colors my world this evening!