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Skies of New Mexico

New Mexico is known for its special light that sometimes produces spectacular skies. Photographers typically prefer northern New Mexico around Santa Fe and Taos but the skies in southern New Mexico are not so bad either, especially during the winter rains and the summer monsoon. Many of these photos were taken from the backyard of our home looking out over the Mesilla Valley, near Las Cruces, NM.

See also photos of the nearby Organ Mountains: http://www.pbase.com/tconelly/organ_mountains and the historic town of Mesilla: http://www.pbase.com/tconelly/mesilla
t9%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f156955680.cuhaINtt.jpg Purple rain Purple rain t9%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f156948211.EJKsagGJ.jpg IMG_8457.jpg Subie admiring the skies of New Mexico
Rio Grande flowing through Mesilla Valley t9%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f156650188.tZ5aHztt.jpg The 2014 summer monsoon season began in early July The summer monsoon season began in early July The 2014 summer monsoon season began in early July t9%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f153551846.XhE3gPMQ.jpg
t9%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f153070286.qmwufQfH.jpg Organ Mountains from Talavera, east of Las Cruces, after the first light snow of the winter Organ Mountains from Talavera, east of Las Cruces, after the first light snow of the winter t4%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f145924127.2aLNtfEs.jpg t4%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f145922061.ymdahlW4.jpg t4%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f145916138.YwytN88G.jpg
t4%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f145916137.yhyCAJNr.jpg Sunset over the Mesilla Valley and Organ Mountains View to Organ Mountains across Mesilla Valley after the rain t4%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f144105666.J9Y8OmYZ.jpg t4%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f144105512.1ucCGaMI.jpg t4%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f143241167.vIkky0q2.jpg
Sunset over the Rio Grande at Mesilla, NM t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f129647998.y1NhpZ50.jpg t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f129750474.G3xr65jU.jpg Stormy skies at sunset t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f129672456.EFvK5eM8.jpg t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f129020530.RtRIAxmQ.jpg
t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128054165.yPAGTwcj.jpg t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128137729.qU56yKpk.jpg Just after sunset over Las Cruces, NM t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128149074.9V8AxBTJ.jpg t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128225466.AGM9WsLx.jpg Misty rainbow
t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128296931.CBgRNbS2.jpg t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128040444.84shEmRb.jpg t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128040445.fvTMcGhT.jpg December 2010 total lunar eclipse from New Mexico (1 of 3) December 2010 total lunar eclipse from New Mexico (2 of 3) December 2010 total lunar eclipse from New Mexico (3 of 3)
t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128040446.dCcy86m7.jpg t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128040447.XJRRBadi.jpg Sunset over the hay field t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128040450.wnzc6zai.jpg t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128040451.89g1ZEUK.jpg t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128040452.8oU06ngs.jpg
t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128040453.ll0Jxy8d.jpg Beginning of the monsoon season -- June 2010 t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128040540.8bPSqWqV.jpg Clouds over the Organ Mountains Sunset over the Organ Mountains Sunset over the Organ Mountains (winter 2010)
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t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128324385.riXycTao.jpg t1%2f56%2f151956%2f4%2f128330490.Il4osOsN.jpg Rainbow over the Organ Mountains