Take Time to Smile #53

What are little boys made of? Snips and snails And puppy-dogs’ tails That’s what little boys are made of

Highway 52, between Magdalena and Truth or Consequences

We were delighted to discover this area of the state. It has a few communities that are called ghost towns, yet they clearly have active communities in them. Much of the road is a dirt road, but a good one. It took us longer than expected to travel it because we stopped so often for…

Utility Poles

We try to avoid utility poles and wires when photographing landscapes, but sometimes, the motto is, “If you can’t lick ’em, join ’em.”


Acequia is the Spanish word for ditch. They’ve been used in New Mexico since the Spanish colonial days for irrigation.