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The water in this spring-fed pool is a constant 62 degrees.

This guy is about to be pretty chilly.

Blue Hole
Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2018

Week of Randomness: Almost Nothing

Santa Rosa, New Mexico, is one of my favorite subjects. It’s got a very nice array of falling-down buildings and out-of-businesses and interesting cemeteries.

On this particular visit, it also had birds. Lots and lots of them, all flying at once from under the canopy at an abandoned gas station. I made quite a few attempts to catch them in flight, and there was nothing good about any of them.

When I was working on my posts for the Week of Randomness, though, this minimalist image caught my attention.

Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 5.5.2013


For a place with nothing going on, this place had a lot of things happening. Also, those lights have been on all all the time at least since May 2013. In case you were wondering…

Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 3.24.2018


This softball field was confusing – a lot of it looked new (especially the part with the heavy earth-moving equipment) (and also the signs warning us to stay of the turf until sometime in April). But then things like holes in the netting around the fields looked as though they’d weathered a few seasons.

But new or old, it still gave the feeling of a portal into the clouds…

Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 3.24.2018

The Gate to Heaven

The gate in front of yesterday’s cemetery.

St. Rose of Lima Cemetery
Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 3.24.2018

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