Judy and I arrived in New Mexico by car from California a little over a week ago. Almost from the moment we crossed the border from Arizona into New Mexico we were treated to a sky show consisting of beautiful clouds of all shapes, sizes, and shades of off-white and gray. On our final leg of the journey between Espanola and Taos we caught the tail end of what looked like it must have been a pretty good thunderstorm. As we were driving north on a wet highway 68 a beautiful partial rainbow formed with just a hint of a second rainbow.
The day’s sky show was a reminder of what we both loved so much about living in New Mexico! In our travels so far we have found nothing to compare to the skies in New Mexico as well as the open spaces and the smell of the sage after a rain shower in summer.
The photo below was taken a little further north on highway 68 as we were driving through the Rio Grande Gorge on our trip to Taos. The clouds had gotten really beautiful with the early evening sun illuminating them.
You might recognize this view of the Rio Grande Gorge if you’ve ever driven into Taos from the south on highway 68. The photo below was taken from the passenger seat of our Prius (yes, Judy was driving) through the windshield at 55mph (that is why the photo is a bit blurry) as we drove up out of the horseshoe curve and out of the gorge. I love this scene! It kind of announces to our psyches that we are back in Taos.
– – Michael Guttman, 2019
– – Photography by Michael Guttman