Monday, November 25, 2013

the west mesa

 

 
 
 






I swear I didn't do it.


Threatening clouds. Winter storm warnings.

Anticipation.

Naturally, I did what anyone would do. I bundled up, took the dogs, and drove out to the west mesa to wait for the weather to come in.

I love a good storm.    :)

8 comments:

  1. Once again your photos detail the feelings of the approaching storm. The fourth photo from the top of the fluffy plant is my favourite; I just want to pick that stock, it makes me think of sheep. I like sheep and I like the way they stick out their tongues when then bleet; sassy little things. Hoping you stay ahead of the storm ;)

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    1. A sheep! I love it! That fluffy flower made me think of a poor wet kitten, lost on a cold, rainy day.

      Yes, I'm always one step ahead of the storm, taking pictures and watching the clouds roll in.
      Hope your weather is good!

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  2. Oooh, chilly and gray and alive images.
    Is that a cactus, the golden one? Is it frozen or just asleep. Or is it dead? I guess I've never seen one that color before.
    I love it though, whatever state it's in. ;)
    Those last two pictures look scary. Very threatening, Dorothy. Magnificent capture!
    I'm going to go put on a sweater, now dearie.
    xx

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    1. Yes, Toto, it is a cactus. A Cane Cholla cactus, to be exact. It's on it's way to being dead, but it's a long process and I don't quite think the entire plant realizes it's actually dead for some time.

      I took all these photos in New Mexico, about fifteen miles from my house. We never made it to Colorado this time due to the impending storm.

      And yes, it was sweater weather, at least for a few days! :)

      xx

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  3. Wow, wow, wow. I just love this.
    Your photos have the ability to transport us right there with you, with the dogs and a cup of something hot to watch the storm.
    Love the photo of Pinto :) What a great looking dog.
    Awesome stuff Julie.

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    1. Wow, thanks, Chrisy! Always more than happy to share my adventures, (and a cup of cocoa), with you.

      That's my Pinto pie! I'll give her a pet on the head from you!

      xx

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  4. Beyond AMAZING photos!! You truly inspire me to take better (and more!!) photos!!! Absolutely brilliant!!! And your pups are adorable!!! Have a beautiful day. : )

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Wendy! I'm looking forward to more photos from you now!

      The dogs are sweeties, and the best hiking companions I could ask for. They're always up for an adventure.

      Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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