Exit 149

Okay. This is too weird even for me. I often write about a road called Paseo de Volcan. Or, Exit 149 off of I-40 West, just west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was my go to place for certain kinds of pictures. When the so-called “super moon” phenomenon occurred last year, that where I headed. When I left New Mexico that’s where I head to make my last few pictures. It was called Paseo de Volcan because about five – six miles from I-40 you come to some lump-like mountains which are actually long dormant volcanoes. Not to worry, the last time they erupted was some 30,000 years ago.

None of that is weird. But, it here it comes. I left New Mexico for the much greener swamps of Southeast Louisiana on July 7, 2011. I Googled this morning to make sure that I had the spelling right. I found this. On July 8, 2011, the state saw fit to rename the road Atrisco Vista Road. By July 9, the new highway signs were up on I-40. Sheesh. I didn’t realize that I have so much power. I’m not sure that even if I do that I want it.

The three pictures for today are from “my” road. One is of the “super moon.” The other two images were made on July 5, 2011. I was very lucky that night. My eyes, brain, and heart were working. And, the light… the light was just right.


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