Scenic Sunday: A Village in New Mexico

Laguna, New Mexico, and the surrounding countryside. June 13, 2011.

This is my post for the Scenic Sunday meme, which shares beautiful scenes from around the world.  To see more Scenic Sunday posts, or to join and show your own pictures, click HERE.

Our trip last month was the first time I had been in New Mexico, and I found the scenery to be fascinating.  Some people might say that the landscape is desolate, but the wide open spaces under a clear blue sky were very appealing to me.  The green we see in this part of Tennessee was missing, but the different shades of brown were interesting in their own way.

When we spotted a little village on a ridge away from the interstate I had to stop and get a picture.  The village, Laguna, New Mexico, is a former Indian Pueblo village west of Albuquerque.  In 2000 it had a population of 423.

The picture above makes the village seem almost insignificant compared to the open spaces around it and the mountains in the background.

The church in Laguna, New Mexico. June 13, 2011.

My telephoto lens revealed some of the homes in the village and the church overlooking them.

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14 Responses to “Scenic Sunday: A Village in New Mexico”

  1. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    I love New Mexico and its history and its beauty. So glad you enjoyed your time there! Terrific captures! Have a great week, George!

    Sylvia

  2. Mildred Says:

    I am amazed at such a blue sky and those mountains in the distance are beautiful. I also love the church. Thank you for sharing such a lovely part of your trip, George. Have a great Monday.

  3. Kathy Says:

    Look at that sky!!!

  4. Darla Says:

    What an interesting place. I think the scenery is beautiful too.

  5. Tricia Says:

    I just commented about the blues skies out west on Betsy’s blog… it’s different & seem to be more brilliantly colored out west! =)

  6. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    This looks amazing….there is something magical about the desert!!!

  7. Neal Says:

    Interesting place. It sure is different that what we are used to isn’t it.

  8. Kerichojoy Says:

    Welcome. I love this kind of stark beauty 🙂

  9. happyone Says:

    Lots of variety in the landscape in our country and each one has its own beauty.

  10. Colin (HB) Says:

    Certainly the buildings have a Spanish look about them.
    The countryside is very stark and doesn’t look too hospitable.
    Great photography which shows the diversified topography of the USA.
    Cheers
    Colin

  11. Loren Says:

    Wow….you are right on George!! It looks like a Postcard…so very pretty! Tells a story just in your picture!! I can’t imagine how much more it would be in person! 🙂 Such a wonderful trip you two were able to take!

  12. The Incredible Woody Says:

    I love the desert as well. The beauty speaks to me:)

  13. Rose Says:

    I do think it can look lonely, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think it beautiful. I think each state has its own form of beauty….

  14. sartenada Says:

    It has its own charm. The close-up from the village is gorgeous photo.

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