Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wistfully Whistling While Wading Wildy

ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our TENTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "W".


Williams Lake is an alpine lake. To get to it, your hike starts above the Taos ski valley (trail head is located at the Bavarian Lodge). It's a lovely hike, but it does take you to an elevation above 11,000 feet. Takes your breath away and breathtaking all in one!

This lake is located just below the highest mountain peak in New Mexico: Wheeler Peak


And, that, my friends is Wheeler Peak. It is the highest peak in this state at 13,161 feet. I've yet to make the trek up there. All I can muster up is the hike up to the lake! I THINK about it, but it takes some planning and hardiness to execute that. Click on the link I provided and it will take you to a topo map and you can see where Williams Lake is in relation to Wheeler Peak.

                  WILLARD SALT FLATS

Also, here in New Mexico, we have the Willard Salt Flats. It is off of highway 60 east of Mountainaire and it goes on for a few miles. Great spot for photography. Sometimes cattle get stuck in the mud there and perish. Not a pretty sight to run in to, but certainly a part of life.


Do you see it? Do you see that window that is just beyond the water? Not to mention all the 'wildflowers' in bloom. And, that just might be a wisteria on the right side of the picture (in the middle).

Well, that's a walloping serving of "W's" for today, don't you think?


Sylvia K said...

Oh, you're full of wonderful Ws for the W Day, Paula!! What great captures. Always enjoy your posts and photos and always get some smiles and grins and giggles as well! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!


Robert Redus said...

Great photographs Paula...I'm heading Taos sooner than I planned...

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of gorgeous scenes for W day. Carver, ABC-Wed. Team

Luna Miranda said...

a marvelous collection of W's. the salt flats is interesting..i think i have seen one from the plane.:p

Meryl said...

So many wonderful "W" shots!!

Leslie: said...

Great W's, Paula. We have a Williams Lake here in BC! It's in our "cowboy country" area.

abcw team

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful W's and some great photos Paula. We have two sons and a daughter-in-law who live in BC's "cowboy country" fifty miles west of the Canadian Williams Lake in Chilcotin country. They don't 'cowboy' though, - they make and sell gorgeous wooden wedding rings.

Roger Owen Green said...

The blue in each pic attracted me.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

Love all your W's Paula. I definitely know I have to visit New Mexico sometime. It looks fascinating but I don't think I will be hiking those mountain altitudes any time soon.

Ann said...

Beautiful shots, will be in Colo next week visiting our Son and his family. They live in the mountains where the air gets pretty thin!!!Beautiful lake.

chubskulit said...

All of those photos are stunning!

White Eggplant
Rose, ABC Wednesday!

Reader Wil said...

What a great and beautiful landscape! The shape of that moon indicates that this photo is taken in a place not far from the equator. Is that true?
Thanks for your partipation in ABC Wednesday
Wil, ABC Team.

Annie said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful places I've never seen before! Your photos are lovely.

Paula Scott said...

@ Wil: we are not close to the equator at all. That mountain peak is over 13,000 ft and I have the zoom cranked up all the way on my camera-that might be why it looks like a moon viewed from a location close to the equator.
That's the best I can do by way of explanations!


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