Our David Gilmore recently shared this photo he captured on his phone. Those beloved Sandia Mountains emerge over 10,000 feet into the fresh skies above. Yet in this incredible sunset panoramic taken from the Rio Grande Bosque, the majesty of the mountains is almost usurped by that wide open sky. It’s so beautiful, that had someone painted this scene, you would almost think the artist took a bit too much liberty with the colors, the setting, the perfectly placed clouds illuminated in pastel hues against the cobalt sky, reflecting so peacefully on the gentle waters of the river below… Continue reading
My great-aunt says it best…”The storms here have personality.” They are welcomed, longed for, and often rejoiced in, painting for us the most gorgeous, ever-changing vistas. On a recent drive home through Northern New Mexico, I was mesmerized by the sage-green landscapes, spotted with hearty grazing cattle and wild antelope. Clusters of ridiculously happy little sunflowers waved continuously to us from the edges of the road, as if begging for our attention.
And the storms! You haven’t lived till you’ve witnessed how the sky falls here. It’s as if the storm clouds suddenly decide it’s time to share, refreshing the desert terrain below. They pick a defined strip of land and gracefully descend, flowing like sheer curtains from dramatic thundercloud valances. To the east, rainbows peek in and out of distant clouds, and flashes of lightening compete for attention in all directions. If you happen to be heading straight into one of those curtains, a terrifying experience awaits as heavy sheets of blinding rain envelope you. It takes only a few minutes before you emerge on the other side into a shockingly calm, bright, and colorful new realm. (See below…)
So here’s to my latest Vista Encantada…
-Mandy Herzog, Marketing