After 4 long days of looking for mule deer I finally had eyes on one. Well, a photograph of one taken on a game camera.

The week was just after a full moon and the bright nights meant the animals were up eating in the cool hours. …

Early mornings are magical in nature. So many animals are active as the sun breaks the nights dark grip on the sky.

If you live in one of New Mexico’s major cities chances are only you are an hour or two from a morning of tranquility. …

We all get caught up in the convenience and ease of this place we call home. Caffeine and fast food, warmth in the winter months, “clean” water. These are the items that sold to us for the sake of community.

The cost is that we have lost our connection with…

February in southern New Mexico. Winter (or what passes for winter) is usually in it’s last throws. Soon the sun will begin to scorch the new growth on the desert greenery.

This year marked my fourth consecutive family trip to White Sands National Monument. It is beginning to feel like…

Twelve? Was it ever really twelve? I can’t remember a year that ever happened. I mean now we have a whole season for the thing. It starts just after Halloween and carries on through Thanksgiving and only really ends with New Years. Through those “twelve days” we are encouraged to…

Justin Thor Simenson

A husband, father, son, civil designer, photographer, and writer. Living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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