Wednesday, October 14, 2015

SUN & CLOUD, A BIT OF RAIN, AUTUMN COLORS, & SOME GREAT ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO HOT AIR BALLOON FIESTA LINKS

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THIS LOCATION IS LESS THAN A MILE EAST OF OUR PARK

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NOPE, NO COLOR SATURATION ADDED TO THESE PHOTOS, THAT COLOR IS ALL MOTHER NATURES DOING

Had it not been for a cold rainy drizzle this morning Pheebs & I might have considered a short drive but with no sun & knowing how muddy gravel roads would be it was a no brainer to stay home & work away at getting ourselves organized for the trip ahead a week from Saturday.

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Half an hour after writing the previous paragraph this morning old Sol broke through our pine trees lighting up our front yard & with that Pheebs & I were out the door for a short half hour drive on a couple paved roads near our Park.  Just long enough to grab a few photos before the cloud cover closed back in & began dropping some more moisture on us.  We were quickly back home & into the house whereupon the drizzle stopped & the sun came out again.  The rest of the day followed that kind of weather pattern. 

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HEADING EAST OUT OF OUR PARK THIS MORNING

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WE MADE SURE TO STAY ON PAVED ROADS FOR OUR SHORT DRIVE THIS MORNING

Carried a few more things out to the rig & backed our utility trailer into the carport for the winter.  We're making our way down the check-list getting things ticked off.  And I even got myself a load of laundry done in there somewhere too. 

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AN AUTUMN REFLECTION IN THE ROAD’S WATER PUDDLE & YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE TREES HAVE ALREADY LOST THEIR LEAVES

Question in our Shout Box a few days ago asked, Did your barn photos originally start as a request from your old friend Marie J?  I noticed back in early summer the Furry Gnome guy from Seasons in the Valley had an interest in old barns & had a few photos in some of his posts.  I had been thinking of starting an old barns album for quite awhile & after seeing his post I began posting a few barn photos of my own here & there.  My good friend & one time Supervisor from the Town & Country mobility van company I drove part time for a few years ago dropped by the house one day & we got to talking about photos & stuff.  Marie has always enjoyed taking photos of old barns as well & suggested I should do the same.  Well that just kinda verified the whole idea so I began my OLD BARNS photo album in earnest.  Below is a 300mm telephoto shot I took today & that barn on Bayfield River Road is nearly a mile away. 

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YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE THIS BARN IN THE PHOTO ABOVE WHICH HAS A LONG RUNNING WHITE FENCE

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In case anyone missed Nina’s truly informative & must read posts on the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta you can catch them here by clicking these links.  If your hoping to attend the Fiesta some day be sure to save these links for future reference.  ABQ BALLOON FIESTA 1 - FIRST IMPRESSIONS………ABQ BALLOON FIESTA 11 - TIPS ON RV CAMPING & ATTENDING THE EVENT……….ABQ BALLOON FIESTA 111 - CREWING & FLYING.

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LOOKS LIKE THIS CORN CARRYING AGRI-MASTER HOPPER HAD AN OOPSY:((

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ABOVE IS WITH SUN & BELOW IS WITHOUT

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ALL OF TODAY’S PHOTOS WERE TAKEN WITHIN 3 MILES OF WHERE WE LIVE

Also with some really great photos from the ABQ Balloon Fiesta is Lynn over at WINNIE VIEWS & I see she had a tour of Chris & Cherie’s latest bus renovations.  We had a tour of that TECHNOMADIA bus with the old renovations last winter in Borrego Springs California.  You can find both Winnie Views & Technomadia on our sidebar:))

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THAT’S A LITTLE COUNTRY CHURCH IN THERE & THE ROAD I AM ON IS CALLED TIPPERARY LINE…ABOUT 2 MILES FROM OUR HOUSE AS THE CROW FLIES

GROANER’S CORNER:(( A young preacher was asked by the local funeral director to hold a grave-side burial service at a small local cemetery for someone with no family or friends. The preacher started early but quickly got himself lost, making several wrong turns. Eventually, a half-hour late, he saw a backhoe and its crew, but the hearse was nowhere in sight, and the workmen were eating lunch.  The diligent young pastor went to the open grave and found the vault lid already in place.  Taking out his book, he read the service. Feeling guilty because of his tardiness, he preached an impassioned and lengthy service, sending the deceased to the great beyond in style.  As he was returning to his car, he overheard one of the workmen say: "I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years and I ain't never seen anything like that before."

10 comments:

  1. Your pictures are beautiful as usual! Love those fall colours. Bet you are both getting pretty excited to be heading down south once again, and Phebs of course. ;-)

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  2. Loved the comparison of the colors with sun and without. Yes, Al, those balloon fiesta blogs have been wonderful. Thanks for putting the links in here so more people will find them.

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  3. So glad to learn i inspired you to start your amazing old barn pix album. You've sure left me in the dust, but then my photography has been pretty limited this summer. Thrilled to know you'll be heading south soon, and looking forward to reading all about it.

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  4. OH how beautiful the fall colors look. Speaking of Balloon Festivals there will be one in Tubac, AZ Nov 14. Haven't had one in many years in this area.

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  5. It sure was strange weather here too off and on all day, but I to did get out between the raindrops.

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  6. Great news, Al! Get that rig packed and enjoy the drive south!

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  7. Wow, that first picture is absolutely stunning!

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  8. Thanks for the shout-out Al! If you and Kelly happen to spin through New Mexico this winter, there are plenty of sandhill cranes, snow geese, and ducks to photograph here at Bosque del Apache NWR. Stop in for a visit!

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  9. The fall colors are gorgeous! Bet you're getting anxious to hit the road.

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  10. Visited there last weekend with a group of friends, and had all the fun we could handle. I really like the ambiance at this venue NYC. There's a decent draft beer selection at a reasonable price and the bartenders are good at what they do.

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