Tuesday, March 4, 2014

that new mexico light

Coyote skull basks in the late afternoon light.

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  1. Wow. I'm sort of speachless.
    What an amazing, dramatic photo.
    Really great stuff Julie.
    Hope you are well. xx

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    1. Thank you! I just happened to walk into the bedroom and thought, "hmmm, the light is great and coyote wants to be photographed."
      :)
      xo

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  2. What big teeth he had.
    Isn't it so crazy, that you have the remains of this desert rambler, on display in your casa, to remember, to admire.
    I wonder what kind of life this beautiful creature had?
    I'm glad he/she came to live with you. :)

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    1. I imagine he had a wonderful life....roaming the west mesa, feeling the sun and wind, free as can be. One lucky little coyote. I'm grateful he chose to live with me. xx

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  3. Absolutely beautiful photo!! We have coyotes where we live but we don't see them very often. A lot of my friends have said they've been hearing what sounds like howling dogs this winter. I'm sure it's coyotes they're hearing. I saw my first coyote in the wild in my mid 30s. My son was in the car with me. I saw it walking down the middle of the road with its back to us. At first I thought it was a stray dog and got very upset by how skinny and mangy it looked. As I got closer, it turned around and I saw that it was a coyote. I freaked out and was so excited to finally see one in person. My son barely looked up from whatever it was he was doing at the time. I couldn't believe he didn't get excited!! : ( Oh well!!! I was a happy girl!!!! : )

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    1. We have quite a few coyote sightings out here. When I first moved here, I was shocked to hear warnings to keep small pets inside at night, but now I know why. The coyotes come right into the city!

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