We spent our first afternoon in Taos eating and shopping; I was too busy spending money to take pictures. Early the next morning we set out to visit the “famous” bridge over the Rio Grande.
This was supposed to be a good place to get shots of Bighorn Sheep, but we certainly didn’t see any despite returning later in the day. Worst of all, the shadows were so deep that it was impossible to get a good shot of the canyon even using HDR.
It probably didn’t help that just peering over the edge of the bridge made me feel queasy.
The highlight of the stop for me was a glimpse of these Mountain Chickadees, a first I think.
We spent the rest of the morning visiting the Millicent Rogers Museum. They had me hooked with this statue in front of the museum.
I was pleased to learn that I could take pictures anywhere in the museum, but I quickly learned that there was so much glare from the lighting that it was impossible to get a decent shot of any of the framed art work, as well as the delightful display of rugs.
Luckily, it was easier to get good shots of the statues. I loved this one combining modern and ancient motifs in particular.
Works of art as splendid as this always make me wonder if I didn’t make a mistake choosing a low-paying career like teaching.
The golden trees on the road back to Taos reminded me that
beauty doesn’t have to be purchased; it’s present for all who are able to see.