Old GMC car in the Earthship community just outside Taos, New Mexico.
Old truck parked in a field in Taos. Notice the duckies inside.
Jeannette feeds the chickens in the hen house outside our casa.
Inside our little Casa Gallina. Notice the Kiva fireplace which we used a lot. It was in the teens and 20s at night so this was a nice way to warm up.
Our sleeping quarters in the Casa Gallina.
Richard, the owner, decorated this place using local artists work and funky Southwestern influences.
The kitchen was small but accommodating and decorated nicely.
The Casa was a great place to hang just enjoying the views of the mountainside and feeling the heat from the Kiva fireplace.
Woke up Sunday morning to a little dusting of snow.
Snow on the green grass.
Sunday morning sunrise.
Our view from our bedroom. Notice the Madonna pattern on the curtains. This is a common theme in Taos since the native Americans worship the Madonna the most since she was more tied to the "mother" earth.
Old grill covered in snow.
Richard and his girls (chickens) supplied us with fresh eggs each morning. They were absolutely delicious.
Around the yard outside our Casa.
We also had the use of a gas heater which supplied heat to the Casa. Also decorated nicely using natural stones and local art.
A two minute walk outside our Casa brought us to a ranch with many beautiful horses to feed, pet and photograph. I miss them already.
A two minute walk outside our Casa brought us to a ranch with many beautiful horses to feed, pet and photograph.
A two minute walk outside our Casa brought us to a ranch with many beautiful horses to feed, pet and photograph. This one seems to be crying since it was taken on our last morning before departure.
Stormy clouds were brewing on Sunday night, the second night of our stay. Jeannette took this photo of early spring blooms behind fence posts.
The storm clouds intensified the sunset and the magic light was all around.
Just behind our Casa was a ranch that gave many great photographic opportunities in the intense light of sunset.
Cat and nine tails.
Jeannette looks relaxed in the light of sunset.
Jeannette basks in the glow of sunset.
Jim relaxing by some fencing at sunset.
Jeannette blows some bubbles while our balloons are being readied for a ride over and into the Rio Grande Gorge. It was about 20 degrees that morning.
Jim helps out Captain Kris to keep the flap open as he pumps propane heat into the balloon to help it rise.
Looking inside the balloon as it inflates.
As we lift off, we are witness to a balloonareclipse. The shadow of our balloon rests on top of the other balloon captained by Ed.
View of the other balloon and the canyon walls and the upper half of our balloon, Sunset Ride.
Captain Kris. The best balloon pilot in the world. Possibly. He touched the surface of the water in the gorge.