Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Sandia Mountains


This is a view of the Sandia mountains from my walk along Central Avenue. Here is a little clip from Wikipedia about the Sandia mountains.

The Sandia Mountains (Tiwa Pueblo) name posu gai hoo-oo, "where water slides down arroyo"[1]) are a mountain range located in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, immediately to the east of the city of Albuquerque in New Mexico in the southwestern United States. The range is largely within the Cibola National Forest, and part of the range is protected as the Sandia Mountain Wilderness. It is home to the Sandia Peak Ski Area. Its highest point is Sandia Crest, 10,678 feet (3,255 m)

29 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I do love a mountainous backdrop! Interesting bit of info on these mountains Randy.

Allison said...

The colors painted throughout your town are just wonderful, Randy. Switz uses primarily white or beige... so sad...

Cezar and Léia said...

3000 m is quite high! Must be a winter sports delight!
God bless you!
Cezar

VP said...

Are the Sandia Laboratories around there?

Kate said...

All of the mountain ranges in New Mexico are worthy of photograghing. I especially love the tram that goes up the side of Sandia. Fun to ride.

Have a relaxing and wonderful week-end!

Eyeliquor said...

Have a great weekend Randy :)

Judy said...

Oh what a beautiful colorful town, and I love the mountains in the background.

Regina K said...

Love those mountains and i know them well, I have hiked all over them, skied them when winter snow was great and knew my city directions because of them. At sunset they turn a rich purple. I lived within 5 minutes of the foothills. Great hiking.

Birdman said...

Looks like a nice town to stroll in. Cool colors too.

T. Becque said...

Beautiful mountains with colorful buildings to compliment them!

Jarart said...

What strikes me is all those different shades of blue! Have a happy weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

love all the blues and purples in this shot - both natural and man-made. :)

Lowell said...

I have seen these many times driving through Albuquerque. Didn't realize the peak was that high, though!

Nice, colorful, photo!

Hope your weekend is starting off with a bang!

Michaele said...

I used to live on that mountain : )

cieldequimper said...

Blue, purple and turquoise with mountains. Can't get more colourful for a Saturday, I hope you are having a good one!

Luis Gomez said...

Love the mountains a the colorful hoses Randy. Very nice shot, thank you.

RedPat said...

Doesn't seem to be as much adobe there as in your town. Lovely background!

edgeindustrialphotography said...

makes me think of NORTHERN EXPOSURE/TWIN PEAKS.
so that makes it perfect :)

Magpie said...

I'm like so many others. Love those mountains, but keep coming back to those colors on the buildings!

essi said...

A colourful town and ! Beautiful !!
Greetings,Essi

EG CameraGirl said...

I love that the buildings are so colourful with the mountains in the background.

parker said...

Nice shot Randy!
Always enjoy coming into Albuquerque from the west looking east to the Sandias!

Teresa said...

The Watermelon mountains because of the pinkish hue at sunset! I just love this mountain range!!!

Sharon said...

One of the things that I loved the most about moving to Phoenix all those years ago was the view of mountains in almost every direction.

Halcyon said...

Everything looks good with a mountain behind it!

Rae Walter said...

That looks so beautiful Randy. Love the colours also of the shop fronts that you have captured here. Looks like it is cool there (how nice for us in Perth) and a nice place to be. Have a wonderful Sunday.

JM said...

I think it's fantastic having that great view of the mountains right from the heart of the city.

NixBlog said...

Nice shot that's reminiscent of old times, somehow.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Oh, I really like that purple building, too.