Finally, a little winter sun poked though the clouds. I realize that I’m reaching a little with this image, but I was making other more content-oriented pictures and turned around and happened to the see the sun. We are getting a bit of a break from severe winter weather. The weather folks are predicting another […]


Most of the roads in Northern New Mexico are either impassable or very slick and snow-packed. In fact, I-40 from Moriarity — about 30 miles east of Albuquerque — to the Texas border is closed. It is still snowing in Santa Fe. The skies are lead gray, so even though I really need some “winter […]


The weather people were off by about a day. But, the snow is falling. The ice will accu – mulate on the roads. Then it will warm slightly, the snow will start to melt and then by tonight the temperatures will plummet. By Friday morning, the roads will be just wonderful — like an ice […]


I’m a visual storyteller. I’ve been making pictures for some 35 years. I thought this might be a nice time to share the stories behind the pictures with the rest of the world. Some of my tales might be technical in nature. Others might be a historical or little bits of information about the place, the person […]


New Mexico is getting ready to have our fifth winter storm in ten days. This is the same storm system that has been dumping gallons of water on California. By the time it arrives in New Mexico, the air turns colder and the rain turns to snow and ice. Fortunately, in Albuquerque, it all melts […]


Winter. A lot of cloud move – ment, a few storms, a lot of cold and a little wind. Perhaps the best time to photo – graph New Mexico is during the winter. While there is plenty of wonderful clear light and early more and later afternoon gold, there are also interesting and changing skies. […]


There is an old story about a senior Buddhist monk and a a young man studying to become a monk. The young monk had porridge for breakfast. When he finished he said to the old monk, “father, I have finished my porridge.” The senior monk replied, “well, you’d better go wash your bowl.” There you […]


No. Not Jedi. Chedi. It is the Thai word for stupa. Yeah, yeah. I know. That’s not much help. It is a burial site that points skyward. It contains the remains of either Buddha or a Buddhist saint. This particular chedi is located on the grounds of Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand. It is one […]