Tuesday, February 19, 2008

ABC Wednesday - E


ABC Wednesday - E
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E is for Eagle Nest, New Mexico


Eagle Nest Lake - We spent a day fishing here, and watched the Game Wardens get a bear out of a tree.

We vacationed at Eagle Nest in 2005. It was wonderful. The tempature was plesant, cool. It was in the 90s and 100s in Texas at that time. Eagle Nest is on the Enchanted Circle, a scenic byway (see map below.) It wasn't crowded since it wasn't ski season. There were many other pretty things to see, but they don't start with E. :)


Elk herd outside of Eagle Nest


(click to enlarge, wish I had a better camera!)

This herd was coming out of the woods and grazing in this area right off the road. This was a daily occurance and we went out several days to watch them.














Enchanted Circle

42 comments:

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

wow this is also an intersting subject for E of ABC wednesday thanks

dot said...

What an interesting post! The elk herd is beautiful. I bet that was a sight to see them get the bear out of a tree!

Deb said...

There's really some beautiful scenery in the States. Trust you enjoyed your day fishing!

ellen b said...

Very nice. The photo with the clouds reflected in the water is glorious...

granmal said...

Looks like a beautiful place to go. I love the cloud reflections in the first picture.

Rebecca said...

Breathtaking scenery...wish I could go there someday...=)

Neva said...

What a pretty picture! It could be a post card!

Katney said...

The area looked familiar, but I couldn't tell by the scale of the map, so I looked it up. We spent a week nearby at Philmont Scout Ranch in the 80s. We traveled to Taos one afternoonm so we went right by the Eagle's Nest area.

Paulie said...

Loved your description -- seemed almost like I was there with you! Great entry for E!

leslie said...

looks like an interesting place to visit.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wonderful shots

Dirty Knees said...

Your photos make me want to travel to the southwest. It's such a gorgeous place to visit!

Ida said...

Nice choises. The first picture is beautiful! :)

quintarantino said...

A very interesting post and a most amazing photo with sky reflected on clear waters.

kissa said...

How do you get a bear out of a tree? Eagles Nest looks a beautiful place.I saw elk in a big swamp from the train in Northern Sweden once, they are seriously big and majestic. Great to stumble upon your blog I will visit again.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photos. Happy "E" ABC Wed.

Ackworth Born said...

sounds a lovely tour

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Beautiful E's to day:)

daryl e said...

So pretty ..

happyone said...

Looks like a great place to see. Love the elk herd.

Andrea said...

What an interesting and beautiful post.

DeeMom said...

Neat, we love to fish also
Amazing the Elk, that picture with the mountains still covered with snow is wonderful

Anne-Berit said...

Great photos:o)

Liz said...

That's a lovely photo with the reflection in the water.

Jane said...

Wow your photos look like post cards. Beautiful!

Janet said...

I love that area of NM. It's so beautiful.

Petunia said...

Wonderful pictures. The first one is beautiful...you can use it on SWF too!!!

gina said...

All I can say is WOW! what a beautiful place. The first picture whith the clouds reflected in the water looks professional!

RuneE said...

The first picture was a beauty if I heve ever seen on!

mrsnesbitt said...

So informative and interesting. Holidays are a great adventure when shared.

Jan said...

I see a trip in my future. Eagles Nest need to be investigated. The map is great, too.

Argument Cottage said...

that looks a bit eerie!!!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Lovely scenery! Makes me
want to visit this place.

Have a Blessed Happy Fun
Creative Healthy Year!!!

Dragonstar said...

Very interesting post, and some lovely photos.

Willard said...

Sharon,
Thanks for sharing your elk photo. I really like it as it does an excellent job of portraying the herd in its' natural environment.

That is a beautiful area and both pictures do an wonderful job of portraying that beauty. Well done!

kRiZ cPEc said...

Hi, thanks for visiting. Your Eagle Nest Lake shot is so beautiful. What a great reflection.

Lana G! said...

I want to go there! Beautiful!

Miss_Yves said...

Magnificent landscape!
Miss Yves

VP said...

That's looks a lovely spot for a vacation. We've been to NM too and loved it there.

Kerri said...

Wow....Looks like a Beautiful place to vacation! The reflection of the sky in the water is AMAZING!

Old Wom Tigley said...

E is for Excellent... and that is what these pictures are.. that top one is stunning.

Max-e said...

Nice photos Sharon. Looks like a great place for a holidat