Dixon Market Art

Dixon Market Art

A great place to shop when you in Northern New Mexico. This wonderful artwork was created by the late (just this year) Lynne E Alden in collaboration with David Rigsby and sits on top of the front porch of the Dixon Cooperative Market.

From their website.
The Co-Op began as a community meeting where the question was asked, “Will this village support a grocery store?”. A board of directors was formed at that meeting, a farmers market was established and in 2 years with lots of help from lots of people, the answer became YES, we can and will support a store.

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Dixon Market Art, New Mexico.

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Dixon Market Art, New Mexico.Britt Runyon

A New Mexico based free roaming, award winning, internationally published, digital photographer, always on the qui vive for what Nature and humans provide.

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Land of Enchantment BMW Riders Rally, 2017 – Bavarian Mountain Weekend

Bavarian Mountain Weekend

The Land of Enchantment BMW Riders Rally and Bavarian Mountain Weekend has become one of the most popular BMW and all brand motorcycle events in the Southwest. The event has been on the weekend after Labor Day for over three decades at the Sipapu Ski Area in Northern New Mexico.

The Bavarian Mountain Weekend at Sipapu, New Mexico.With approximately 200 members mostly from New Mexico.

The welcome sign at the BMW ralley.This years riding challenge is “Museums of New Mexico”. Simply (lol), ride around the Land of Enchantment to as many museums as possible and take a photograph of your motorcycle in front of the museum sign. Sounds easy.

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A few images from this years event.

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My 1992 BMW R100 GS in the parking lot at Sipapu.My 1992 R100GS once more attended the rally.

Indian motorcycle at the Bavarian Motorcycle Ralley. This one is just to clean.

After lunch crowd at the cafe.The afternoon gang at the patio.

Family, friends and pets at the Land of Enchantment BMW Ralley.A perfect day in the Land of Enchantment.

Love the tank on this Ducati scrambler.Love the tank emblem.

Ural motorcycle at the campground.Dan, where were you?

A BMW toaster classic made a ralley appearance.Classic toaster.

Mesa Classic Motor was present at the Bavarian Motorcycle Weekend.Mesa Classic Moto made an appearance.

Charlie of Mesa Classic Moto synchronizing the carburetors on an airhead.Charlie synchronizing his carburetors.

Then the rain came on Saturdaay evening at the ralley.Then afternoon rains cooled off the day.

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Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Chaco Canyon is a remarkable place. Remote and isolated, it offers few amenities and those can be found at the visitor center. Camping can be found at the Gallo Campground, surrounded by petroglyphs, cliff dwelling, inscriptions, and the high desert landscape. The history, the views and the hiking will draw you into a world from the past. Chaco was a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture dating between 850 and 1250.

The hike to the Supernova pictograph is not to be missed.

More information can be found at the National Park Service website.

Chaco canyon campground.Camping in the park.

Fajada Butte in the distance.A view of Fajada Butte.

Chaco ruins.Classic ruin structure.

The doorways of Chaco.Classic doorway image.

Kiva view.Kiva

Pesky raven.A pesky Raven looking for a tasty treat.

Petroglyphs abound in the park.One of several trails.

There are many signs of earlier life.Fossils show evidence of a wetter time.

Supernova sign.

Looking up at end of the Supernova trail.

A close-up image of the Supernova petroglyph.The Supernova pictograph.

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Rafting the Grand Canyon – Video

Rafting the Grand Canyon is a life altering experience.

We launched at Lee’s Ferry on the mighty Colorado River September 17, 2016 and for 21 days became family and created our “out of this world” community.
Living in the Grand Canyon, hiking the numerous trails and side canyons, getting acquainted with some of the best whitewater in the Southwest and simply “getting away from it all” is a life changing event.
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video footage by:
Britt Runyon
Georgia Jenkins
James Shinas

MUSIC:
NPG Operator #13 – Prince
His Holy Modal Majesty – Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Steven Stills
I Say Go For It – Mickey and Mallory Knox – Natural Born Killers
The Lonesome River – Bob Dylan and Ralph Stanley
Country Trouble – Dextar Britain
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (main theme) – Ennio Morricone
Ghost Riders to West – Messer Chubs
Misirlou – 2Cellos

The Grand Adventure 2016 from Britt Runyon on Vimeo.

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Rafting the Grand Canyon.

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Highway 285 Bud Light Carton Road Kill

Bud Light Carton Road Kill

As many of you know I have spent the last few years documenting with photographs the Bud Light litter I encounter. As I hike, bike, raft and drive through out Northern New Mexico I find myself constantly distracted by that flash of blue, ask any of my traveling companions.

I stopped a mile from my house in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, to archive this example someone’s rubbish. I wondered why it was discarded in the middle of the highway and not to the side? I noted how the carton was torn open. Do these observations tell us anything?

Oliver’s Store is just over the hill in the first image.

So, why do people litter?

Bud Light in the middle of Highway 285.People litter because they do not feel responsible for public areas like streets and parks.

A Bud Light carton on the highway.The more they litter, the more it becomes a habit.

New Mexico's prolific litter, Bud Light.They usually litter outside their own neighborhood where their trash becomes someone else’s problem.

Passing by the Bud Light litter without a care.This guy was wondering “what the hell” I was doing as he whizzed past.

All I really know is people’s disposal behavior in public places is complex. I may never truly know why.

What I do know is that I do not like the irresponsible Bud Light drinkers of New Mexico.

Britt Runyon

A New Mexico based free roaming, award winning, internationally published, digital photographer, always on the qui vive for what Nature and humans provide.

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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge From Below – Featured

Featured in three groups on Fine Art America.

A view from down below looking up at the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge 650 feet above the Rio Grande in Northern New Mexico. The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge of New Mexico, the second highest bridge on the U.S. Highway System, is a three-span steel continuous-deck-truss structure with a concrete-filled steel-grid deck. It was called the “bridge to nowhere” while it was being built because the funding did not exist to continue the road on the other side. In 1966 the American Institute of Steel Construction awarded the bridge “Most Beautiful Steel Bridge” in the “Long Span” category.

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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge from below.

This image has been featured in three different fine art groups on Fine Art America. First, 500 Views, then Premium FAA Artist and finally New Mexico Land of Enchantment.

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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge from below.

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Cerro Pedernal – Featured Image

Cerro Pedernal, is this weeks featured image on Fine Art America in the “New Mexico Land of Enchantment” and “All Natural Beauty in this World” groups.

Cerro Pedernal is located in the northern Jemez Mountains due west of my home in Ojo Caliente and the best part is I view it everyday from my veranda. The name Pedernal means flint in Spanish and this butte in northern New Mexico is a great source for the same. Native Americans of the area used this flint for arrowheads, knives, scrapers and spear points. Artist Georgia OKeefe lived in nearby Abiquiu and created stunning paintings of this well-known butte.

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Pedernal peak at sunset.

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Fire Black and White Fine Art Image

Fire Black and White Featured Image on Fine Art America in the “Images That Excite You” group.

Fire, it seems so simple but if you google it it quickly becomes somewhat complicated. Oxidation, exothermic and combustion are but three words used to describe the process. Fire has been used by humans in rituals, in agriculture, for cooking, generating heat and light, for signaling, propulsion purposes, smelting, forging, incineration of waste, cremation, and as a weapon or mode of destruction.
This image was taken as I sat staring into the abyss of flames, embers, coals and endless darkness between.

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Terraced Slope, Rio Marañon, Peru

This terraced landscape image was taken downstream of the Celendin bridge on the Rio Marañon of Peru, approximately kilometer 370. In the course of rafting 400 miles and 30 days, the Rio Marañon passes through biomes ranging from barren desert to lush rain forest.
There were many discussions within our group as to as to what created the wavy, terraced effect as seen in this image. We can to no conclusion.

The San Pedro cactus, Echinopsis pachanoi, seen in this image grow up to 40 feet. It is one of the four most sacred plants of Peru. San Pedro has hallucinogenic properties and is often compared to the more popular cactus known as Peyote; both are members of the mescaline family.

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Terraced grass trails on the slopes.

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Peruvian Burro Curls

Peruvian Burro Curls Image of the Week

This image was taken as we packed our Peruvian burro for our hike in the Andes with the final destination being Lagoona 69. Laguna 69 is one of the most popular short treks in Peru’s Huascarán National Park. Burros were introduced into the Llama’s domain from Spain in the early 1500’s. Originally the burro was described as small, emaciated and worn out by the demands that the Andes put upon it. Yet it survived. Today the burro can be seen doing it’s work, carrying articles of trade, handicrafts and passengers, and pulling crude plows in the high-terraced fields on Peru.

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