Because Valentine’s day was this week, as well as my anniversary, today’s photo is for my girlfriend. She’s an awesome, beautiful woman who is incredibly supportive of my dreams and goals. Thank you for all that you’ve done, and I look forward to more wonderful dates with you as we continue our journey together.
I took the picture above at Taos, New Mexico several years back. The winter sunset was amazing that day!
Today’s picture was taken a few years back in Taos, NM. I grew up in Albuquerque, and I spent a lot of time in Taos either skiing on the mountain or hanging with family and friends in a rustic cabin that’s without a telephone or internet connection. I love looking at this photo because I rarely get to see the beautiful lush green landscape of the ski slopes. You need to be there in the summer for it. Whenever I visit NM, it’s often during the winter for Xmas and New Year’s, a time when the photo above is blanketed in white.
If you’ve never visited Taos, I encourage you to go–whether it be in the summer or winter. The air is fresh with the scent of pine trees. The sky is clear, especially at night when you can see more stars than you can count. And the water! Oh boy, the water alone is reason enough to go because it will taste so pure you’ll want to carry it with you when you leave (as I have done several times with my water bottles).
I suppose this blog entry sounds like an advertisement for my favorite mountain. So be it. It’s an awesome place. I wish I could go there more often than I do (I live in California now), but I have a way of visiting it in different way. It’s called photography. 🙂
-Vincent Lowry (Author of American Vineyard and #LucysLetter)