A Backyard Sanctuary
With the incessant drone of bad news thumping like drunk ranchero music in the middle of the night, it is becoming increasingly necessary to turn down the volume on the world at large.
I spend a lot of time outside where the wild things are. There's a whole other world just beyond the door.
As the weeks drag on and the COVID-19 pandemic doesn't go away, I just keep going back through old folders of images and finding new ones to work on. Since I have several thousand hummingbird images from last summer, there is plenty of work yet to be done!
Quarantine With Hummingbirds
In response to COVID 19 the governor of New Mexico has extended our "stay home" orders until May 15 and, with our case numbers continuing to rise, they will likely be extended again after that.
Fall Migration Of Sandhill Cranes
Every autumn tens of thousands of Sandhill Cranes choose New Mexico as their winter home. They follow the Rio Grande River south through the state and are commonly seen in Corrales, Albuquerque, Los Lunas and especially at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge located just south of Socorro.
Spirits In The Trees
There's something about Cottonwood Trees in the winter. Mostly without leaves, the Cottonwood's true character shines through. Gnarly and twisted, each of them is possessed of it's own ancient spirit and no two are alike.
I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.