Tara Victoria and Latrina from Of Trees and Hues opened up another great photo challenge. This month's theme is urban. When I first started thinking of this theme, I thought about the amazing street art and murals in Albuquerque, then I considered taking more photos at The Yards (a local market transformed from an old railyard), then I thought about the artistic neon lights which brighten up some of the overpasses in town. My photo location and photo were not pre-planned. It just happened. I'm teaching a unit on paleontology and I recently found out that there is an arroyo in town that has fossil art embedded into the sides of the arroyo. So, I had to take a very short drive over to the Calabacillas Arroyo, on the west side of Albuquerque. The public art is incredible, yet the vastness of the arroyo in the middle of a city, stopped me in my tracks. This picture really represents urban, everyday Albuquerque to me.
Below is a picture that my husband took while I was taking photos of the art in the area. It was a very hot day, but it was nice to explore a new area that was so close to my home.
Every day I look out at the Albuquerque Volcanoes, otherwise known as the Three Sisters and I've wondered what they would look like if I changed my perspective. This morning I had to check it out. This view of the volcanoes was beautiful and very different from the view that I normally see from my neighborhood or driving around town. The air was crisp and cool as the sun rose in the sky. The barren landscape offered a beauty that is best found in the calm and still moments of the day.
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