I went looking for the gold.
Autumn Gold. New Mexico Gold.
I spent the last two mornings driving and shooting photographs.
My destinations were Corrales, Bernalillo, and Algodones.
I think I could still spend another eight hours driving down little dirt roads
and not see everything there is to be seen.
Here are some of my best shots:
Beautiful old cottonwood
Fall Harvest Decorations
The Old Church Road acequia
Virginia creeper and adobe
Loved the light on these prayer flags
Dried corn stalks against the mountain
Harvesting the apples
Oh my gosh, the cranes were out!
I saw them in several fields.
They noticed me but I was very quiet.
An old tractor put out to pasture.
The cranes are everywhere.
The old church with a little fall color
A warm adobe against the fall colors
Cactus pear fruit
The old peace sign near the Milagro Winery
Pumpkins are still in the field!
Sweet peas are still blooming!
The last of the red leaves on an old shrub
Actually right near my house.
Also near my house.
Headed out to Bernalillo
Along the road, a nice sweet little stream
with the Sandia mountains as a backdrop.
Beauty in the fall colors
Stored hay for horses and cows
You can see the Algodones plateau on the right.
The Algodones plateaus
An old abandoned camper under the cottonwoods
A very brave unescorted chicken
Beautiful dry arroyo
Virginia Creeper and old shutters
The Albuquerque Open Space (yes, I went there too).
Serenity with the ducks
Hope you enjoyed this photo tour.
I have a craving to take as many pics as I can
these next couple of days because the gold is fleeting.