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My Photo Albums - 2022 First Half - Snow, animals, scenery, smoke from wildfires, flowers, and so on.

Image: A ruler in the snow
January 1. The snow is drifting. This picture is taken with the ruler half way up a drift. The snow is still coming down. It's supposed to be sunny tomorrow and the rest of the week

Image: Our TV Screen of the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California
January 1 - Well, we've got electricity now! We're watching the Tournament of Roses Parade. And there's a dragon. I love dragons.

Image: Sunshine on snow in New Mexico
January 1 - Well the sun is out after all. Lovely. Happy New Year!

Image: Bunny rabbit in the snow in our yard in new mexico
January 6 - Cute bunny rabbit in our yard.

Image: Looking into the distance at night to a fire
January 13 – A house Fire and police cars and fire trucks to the south of us. Photo by me.

Image: Snowy scenery in northern New Mexico
January 14 - Beautiful view of the mountains and even down into Taos during our walk this morning. That's my husband Bert walking down the road in this photo and the photo below.

Image: Snowy scenery in northern New Mexico
January 14 - Beautiful view of the mountains and even down into Taos during our walk this morning.

Image: Adorable white puppies in the snow
January 18 - Cute puppies are getting bigger. Not our puppies but they always greet us enthusiastically when they see us. They belong to a neighbor.

Image: Snowy scenery in northern New Mexico
January 26. We got snow last night! It was only a couple of inches. Here's looking out our back window to the west and a plant out the back. I did not step outside. It's supposed to get sunny by about one o'clock

Image: Snowy plant in northern New Mexico
January 26. We got snow last night! It was only a couple of inches. Here's looking out our back window to the west and a plant out the back. I did not step outside. It's supposed to get sunny by about one o'clock

Image: Snowy scenery in northern New Mexico
January 28 - More snow from last night. We got a couple of inches. Taos got only a dusting.

Image: Snowy scenery in northern New Mexico
January 28 - More snow from last night. We got a couple of inches. Taos got only a dusting.

Image: Smiling man and woman in northern New Mexico
January 28 - Me and Bert at one of our favorite restaurants in Taos. His birthday is tomorrow but we are celebrating it today.

Image: Adorable big puppies in the snow
January31 - Puppies are getting even bigger! Again, not our puppies. I think they are about 8 months old.

Image: El Taoseno Restaurant that is now closed
January 17 - This restaurant has been sold. Sad. We used to go here often. Some time ago it was a restaurant and lounge. I used to go to the bar there. They had music and bands back in the early 2000s. Now it will become a store that sells mattresses, bedding and other household items.

Image: Snow in New Mexico
February 2 - Ten and a half hours later, still snowing. It's supposed to stop at 11 PM or so. And it's supposed to be at least partly sunny tomorrow.

Image: Snow in New Mexico
Above and Below: February 3 - Snow

Image: Snow in New Mexico

Image: Snow in New Mexico

Image: Mountains of New Mexico and clouds
Above and below: February 3 - Mountains peaking above the clouds Feb

Image: Mountains of New Mexico and clouds

Image: Full moon from a place in northern New Mexico with mountains, junky truck and house
February 15 - Full moon over the mountains. Taken by me with my Android phone. (Note to Self: No 23)

Image: Ring around the sun with a blue sky, trees and clouds
February 25 - A ring of light around the sun in Taos near the post office.

Image: Wheeler Peak mountain with skiers in the foreground
Above and below: February 25 - Up at the Taos Ski Valley because we decided to drive up there today. It's only of the bottom portion of the ski valley. We don't go up the lifts. We did ride on the cool gondola from one portion of the resort to another portion. I didn't take any pictures of us on the gondola.

Image: Pretty mountains with trees and buildings

Image: Mountains in new Mexico with trees and people walking up a walkway

Image: A pond with ice and snow to the side
March 7 - Snow in Taos. And there's a cool pond!

Image: Silver Wind art sculptures with snow and the sky
2022 March 7 - Some cool wind sculptures. Having fun in Taos.

Image: yellow flowers with sticks and stuff
March 9 - The first flowers we've seen of the season. They are yellow crocuses.

Image: Little Silver keyring shaped like a silver and colorful flip-flop shoe with the Brazil flag
March 1 - Adorable Brazil flip-flop keyring I received from my great, great niece-in-law a few days ago. Something like that. She is married to my niece's grandson. She's from Brazil.

Image: Vista of whiteness in the distance and close-up of snow in New Mexico
March 17 - It's snowing. Can't even see the mountains. "It's not fit out there for man nor beast." Well, WC Fields said something like that. It's cold too. 35 degree high today. Brrrrr...

Image: More snow scenery of whiteness in the spring in New Mexico
March 21. Second day of spring and it's snowing. It's slushy snow and I can't even see the small extinct volcano - Two Peaks - to the north-east of us. It's about 38 degrees.

Image: Old prairie wagon made of wood with wooden wagon wheels
March 25 - This is at the Overland Ranch in Taos.
— in Taos, New Mexico.

Image: Young woman on a computer screen. Our computer screen.
March 27 - We're chatting with our darling daughter Erica! And there's us in the lower corner of the screen.

Image: Pretty indoor plants in a restaurant; a coffee cup and napkin and more plants
March 28 - We are eating out at El Monte Segrado. We're celebrating.
A friend asked: What are you celebrating? I said: We're celebrating being alive and healthy.

Image: Orange and pink sunset in northern New Mexico
March 30 - Lovely sunset clouds tonight.

Image: Auto odometer showing 6666
April 1 - Our car odometer yesterday. Ha ha ha. I know. I should have cleaned the plastic but I noticed it when I was driving. And I don't think that 6666, or any derivation thereof, is evil. Just as I don't believe in heaven or hell. Although I might mention heaven on occasion.

Image: Two cats a black and white cat and a long-hair orange cat
April 8 - Our two cats. Pumpkin will be 10 in July. Sparky will be 16 in May. I took these pictures today.

Image: Smiling woman at a ski resort with skiing people and sitting people in the background
April 10 - Me at the Taos Ski Valley Resort at the portion near the Bavarian Restaurant at 10,200 feet elevation. You can see some videos I made of this event on my Facebook.

Image: Looking through a smoky sky at the orange sun
April 20 - it's smoky out there! Not so bad as to have to wear N95 masks or anything but we can hardly see the mountains. There are 5 fires in New Mexico.

Image: Orange flowers and green leaves
April 22 - Beautiful flowers at our spa.

Image: Billowing smoke from the New Mexico Fires
April 22 - Smoke. Yes that is billowing smoke from a forest fire. To the south east of us. There are at least five forest fires in New Mexico.

Image: Smoky haze in northern New Mexico
April 23. No billowing smoke today. Just a grayish brown haze off in the distance. There are more forest fires, though, in New Mexico. We still have wind, but not as bad as yesterday.

Image: Red roses and other flowers
April 29 - A dozen red roses as an early birthday gift. And a few other hidden flowers.

Note to myself: No 046

Image: Smokey haze off in the distance.
May 1 - The worst forest fire / wildfire in the United States is 65 miles from us! We are getting the smoke. Lots of smoke! We can hardly see the mountains from our front yard! The first picture is looking to the south east the second picture is looking to the east. The mountains are supposed to be seen there to the east!

Image: Orange and pink sunset in northern New Mexico
May 2 - Smoke from the fires in the distance. This huge fire is about 65 miles from us. It's the largest fire in the USA now and it's growing. 120,000 acres! People are being evacuated. (Note from the Future, June 1, It's up to 315,830 acres.) There are lots of fire fighters from other states fighting this fire.

Image: Little desserts for my birthday
May 2 - Not a birthday cake and no candles but these are no-sugar, no-flour little desserts that go along with our Atkins Keto diet. Happy birthday to me. They were delicious. We should have gotten more! We did get more later in the week. 

Image: Woman in many pictures on her birthday and a red rose or two
May 2 - Me, some flowers and my new hand fans around my birthday. I like hand fans. And I like flowers. I had a great birthday weekend and so on!

Image: Billowing smoke from the fires in New Mexico and clouds
May 11 - Still burning. Pic taken by me just a few minutes ago.

Image: Scenery from Northern New Mexico
MMay 13 - On the Rio Grande Gorge bridge with the smoke from the fires in the background. Bert's brother and sister are visiting and we've been spending time with them. Not taking any phone calls. Maybe tomorrow.

Image: 4 smiling people
May 14 - Me and my husband Bert met his biological half brother and sister in person for the first time a few days ago. He was adopted as a baby. They have the same mother, but he has a different father. We connected with them earlier this year. We found them by way of ancestry. They are really nice, of course. Here is me and Bert with them this morning They came down to Taos for several days. We had a great time and they even like me! Here we are.

Image: Billowing smoke from the New Mexico Fire
May 15, 2022. That is smoke billowing from the largest fire ever in New Mexico and currently the largest fire in the USA. 
Acres: 288,942
Containment: 36%
Total personnel: 1,930
Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022
Still burning.
(Note from the Future, June 1, It's up to 315,830 acres.)

Image: Billowing smoke from the New Mexico Fire
Close up. May 15, 2022. That is smoke billowing from the largest fire ever in New Mexico and currently the largest fire in the USA.

Image: Red sun through the smoke in northern New Mexico
May 15 - Red sun this morning because of the smoke from the forest fires. It smells nasty out there. WE. NEED. RAIN.

Image: Orange and pink sunset in northern New Mexico
May 16 - Pretty New Mexico high desert flowers.

Image: Mountain bluebird
May 23 - Mountain Bluebird this morning. It's a bird and it's blue. He and his mate have taken up residence in the eves above our porch. We can now hear the baby birds chirping when the mom brings them food. Cute!

Image: Snowcapped mountains in northern new mexico
Above and below: May 23 - Snow on the mountains and lovely clouds! Hope the fires are getting some precipitation.

Image: Snowcapped mountains in northern new mexico

Image: A bit of snow on deck wood
May 25 - We had a teeny tiny bit of snow in our area last night and it's COLD out there this morning. This is a piece of painted wood. I swiped my finger across to show the "depth" of the snow. Hee hee.

Image: pink Flowers with a bee
May 27 - Check out the bee. How cute.

Image: Snowcapped mountain in northern New Mexico, USA by me
May 23 - Close-up of Snow on Wheeler Peak! Hope the fires are getting some precipitation.

Part 1 of 2022   |    Part 2 of 2022 (coming)

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