Just Another New Mexico Sunrise

Just Another New Mexico Sunrise

Just another New Mexico sunrise…

New Mexico sunrise

New Mexico Sunrise

Although this one was soft and gentle, I nevertheless thought of the words of D. H. Lawrence:

I think New Mexico was the greatest experience from the outside world that I have ever had. It certainly changed me forever. . . . the moment I saw the brilliant, proud morning shine high up over the deserts of Santa Fe, something stood still in my soul, and I started to attend. . . . In the magnificent fierce morning of New Mexico one sprang awake, a new part of the soul woke up suddenly and the old world gave way to a new.

There are all kinds of beauty in the world, thank God, though ugliness is homogeneous. . . . But for a greatness of beauty I have never experienced anything like New Mexico.

People either love or hate the desert. No in-between exists. From the time I was a child, passing through on family vacations, I knew at some level my soul resided in the Southwest. New Mexico has many economic problems, but no state can match it for sheer natural beauty, day in and day out.

Most of the sky images I show here are from my backyard. This one, however, is from my front porch The best show was to the northeast, rather than east. I was happy I looked. 🙂

7 thoughts on “Just Another New Mexico Sunrise

  1. The pink woke me up this morning, but I couldn’t uncat and drag myself out of bed to photograph the sunrise. Beautiful.

    • Hi, Tim. Thanks. I am a very early riser, not out of choice, but just because I wake up early. Sometimes I forget to look out in time, even though I am up, but I try to take a peek as soon as it becomes light to decide if I want to have my camera ready at the back door. I rarely take pics from the front, but something about the way the back looked said, “Go look.” This is what was awaiting me. 🙂

    • Mel, how nice of you to stop by! Thank you.
      I’ve heard about an extreme heat wave in Australia-I think the reporting here emphasized Sydney.., I’m still cringing about the phone call.
      We have had lovely weather for a few days, but winter is due again tomorrow.
      I appreciate so much hearing from you today! Thank you ?

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