Located in southern New Mexico, situated in the Tularosa Basin, lies the White Sands National Monument. Covering 275 square miles, these are the largest gypsum dunes in the world. Gypsum is rarely found as sand because it is water soluble, but since the basin is enclosed the gypsum is trapped there. The dunes were recognized as a National Monument in 1936.
The San Juan River begins high in the Colorado Rockies and flows through Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah before reaching the Colorado River. The 4 miles below the Aztec Dam in Northwest New Mexico are some of the most prolific trout fishing waters in the United States.
It's nice to have an opportunity to photograph different plants.
If happy cows come from California, then the stoked cows come from Humboldt County. Taken in the Arcata bottoms before sunset on a nice day in December.