I took these photos of a Red-Tailed Hawk in Sandia Park New Mexico while taking a walk.
This is my peanut snatcher…a Western Scrub-Jay, and he loves peanuts. I hope to have him eating out of my hands before summer is over.
Misc Bird Pictures
What a beautiful day it was for a drive and hike in the Sandia Mountains.
In the summer the Sandia’s are perfect for hiking, climbing, biking, or just going on a picnic. Hang gliding and paragliding are also popular. At the end of this blog I’ve added a Youtube video of a dad and his 4 year old daughter hang gliding off the Sandia Crest. It is a beautiful video that I think you will enjoy.
The top at Sandia Crest
You can see both sides of the mountain from the top. From here you can see Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
In the picture below is the east side of the mountain, the side of the mountain that we live on.
The radio towers are on the right here. I don’t know why I didn’t get a picture of them. In the video below you can see the towers in the background.
The Sandia Crest House Gift Shop & Restaurant is here also. The gift shop and restaurant are worth the drive up.
The Elevation is 10678 feet
Hiking the Crest
Rainey trying to give me a heart attack being so close to the edge
Views of the west side, the Albuquerque side
My favorite pic
It was a wonderful day and I can’t wait until the weather is nice enough to go again.
Here is the video I told you about. Check out the background when you are watching it. The towers you see in the picture are at the crest of the mountain where the parking lot and gift shop is.
A very cool video!
Miscellaneous photos that I have taken this winter in Sandia Park, NM where I live.
Sunrise Sandia Park, NM
Sunset Sandia Park,NM
This evening I thought that I would share some picture that I took around my house, and share a little bit more about me.
I love snow…at least I do right now, but I am sure that by the time spring is here that I will be ready for it. I moved here from the Arizona desert a place where it never snows. We would get snow on the mountains around us and maybe once in 10 years or so someone would report that they got a few sprinkles. I left Arizona in September when the temps were still in the triple digits and I haven’t forgotten how hot it can get there. The winters here are cold but I can bundle up.