Today I drove from Santa Fe to Bosque del Apache in south-central New Mexico.

It was an overwhelming experience and I don't even know where to start trying to describe my emotions.

I'll simply offer an image as a gesture toward my profound sadness for the trajectory of the past half-millennium.

#newmexico #birding #birdphotography


@ct_bergstrom I felt the same (I think) after recently spending nearly a month in the Bay Area. Ended up rereading this passage from John Muir describing his journey through the Santa Clara Valley 150 years ago on the way to Yosemite - disrupted by Europeans but still somewhat intact. A lost world.

@twitskeptic Wow. I'd never read that before. Quite a passage, especially given what is there today.

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