So this is not a picture of Las Cruces. Instead, its a picture of the angry sky the weekend prior, and a sand storm had just ended and another was picking up. Sky not happy.
(Between Roswell and Alamogordo)
I stopped in at Fort Seldon, in Radium Springs for a short lil dash through the ruins there. A lot of the walls have fallen, and not much to take pictures of. But I did get three nice close up shots of a wagon. Still playing with my new lens, as we can see.
I headed into Las Cruces and visited the Mesilla/Downtown historic area. Lots of places for great gifts, jewelry, Mexican blankets, artisans, and sweet lil spots to snag pics.
I took two different pictures of the same thing, one when I got there, and one before I left (I had parked close by) I was aiming for the sun to move away so that the sky was a darker blue to contrast the brick.
I love the peppers on the adobe. I love the colors that they use down here. The dark teals and the vivid reds.
Just a random, cool looking ladder.
Random, cool looking wooden door.
I swear, I love the doors and windows in this part of the country.
A bench from the late 1800’s, said to be one that sat outside the courthouse where Billy the Kid was put on trial.
Common, everyday, light fixture. I just liked it.