The Moods of Cerro Pedernal

The Moods of Cerro Pedernal

I guess one has to ask, can a mountain have a mood? For those of us who get to view Cerro Pedernal on a daily basis, we feel blessed. Now that’s a mood.

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Pedernal Peak sunset, Abiquiu, New MexicoI’m not here to answer such a question, only to present it as a possibility.

Pedernal Peak sunset, Abiquiu, New MexicoSome would say the mood of the mountain is based on the weather.

Pedernal Peak sunset, Abiquiu, New Mexico

Others might conclude that it’s a direct result of one’s own personal experience while visiting or viewing said mountain.

Pedernal Peak sunset, Abiquiu, New MexicoFor these images, I believe it’s all about the variations in the New Mexico sunsets.

Pedernal Peak sunset, Abiquiu, New MexicoCould the mood of the above image be “indescribable”?

Pedernal Peak sunset, Abiquiu, New MexicoCould this one be “pleased”?

Pedernal Peak sunset, Abiquiu, New MexicoThankful?

Pedernal Peak sunset, Abiquiu, New MexicoFor me, when viewing Cerro Pedernal form my veranda in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico and having the opportunity to photograph it’s beauty, the mood is GRATEFUL.

In case your wondering, here’s info on Cerro Pedernal.

Pedernal means flint in Spanish, and this flat-topped butte in northern New Mexico has long been a source of agate. Today, the butte is a well-known landmark in the northern Jemez Mountains, and gained further notoriety when artist Georgia O’Keefe lived nearby and painted the peak.

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