Tuesday December 27, 2016

TAOS SKI VALLYE NEW MEXICO – After a long, hard day of travel we are here. Visually a transitional day for me. Ditto on my physical condition: the house that we are staying at (pictured below) is at 9,000 feet.

Day 2,630 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Taos Ski Valley

On this day last year (day 2,265): Fog

Day 2264 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
Foggy Morning

Wednesday January 4, 2012

TAOS NEW MEXICO – It’s become clear to me that occasional ski lessons aren’t going get me to a reasonable level so I decided to focus elsewhere. One of the nice things about Taos is that there are other things to see and do within a reasonable driving distance. Today I visited Earthship homes outside of Taos. According to Wikipedia:

Earthship homes are primarily constructed to work as autonomous buildings and are generally made of earth-filled tires, using thermal mass construction to naturally regulate indoor temperature. They also usually have their own special natural ventilation system. Earthships are generally Off-the-grid homes, minimizing their reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels.

Here are some images, again taken with my Panasonic:

Earthship 1
Earthship 1
Earthship 2
Earthship 2
Earthship 3
Earthship 3

On this day on year ago: my office.

Office at Debevoise & Plimpton
Office at Debevoise & Plimpton

Tuesday January 3, 2012

TAOS SKI VALLEY AND TAOS NEW MEXICO – Maria, Alexander, Laura and I snowmobiled in the morning, guided by a local legend and egregious name dropper called “Big Al”. Really fun racing up and down the mountains in two-cycle engine exhaust miasma. Here’s the village in good light and Maria.

Taos ski village
Taos ski village
Maria does a snowmobile
Maria does a snowmobile

Later in the day Laura and I drove down to Taos and visited the Taos Pueblo, one of the most photographed and painted sites on the face of the earth. From an editorial standpoint I’ve had failure of self control here.

Horse
Horse
Sagebrush
Sagebrush
Taos pueblo
Taos pueblo
Cemetery Taos Pueblo
Cemetery Taos Pueblo

On this day last year: a clear day in Connecticut.

Tanner farm, Warren Connecticut
Tanner farm, Warren Connecticut