Sunday, May 10, 2015

Alamo Farm Open Space

Alamo Farm is an open space area owned by the city.

There is a parking lot lining the fence near the open farm space.

Beyond the farm land are trees, and an area moving toward the 
bosque. The bosque is the forest along the Rio Grande.

I have found this space to be rather confusing.
There is a parking lot, but signs mention that is closed
to public use from 10 pm to 6 am.
Does that mean that is open from 6 am until 10 pm?

However, there is no trespassing allowed
as it is a wildlife preserve.
So is this open for public use in the daytime?
Where can people go? What can they do?

Oh! I see!
There is a paved trail between the highway 
and the fenced off farm lands.
A few cars of people arrived while I was there.
They took out bicycles and rode off down the paved path.
It looks like people can use the paved trails to access other
public use trails and areas along the Rio Grande.
Don't enter the fenced off areas, which are areas preserved
for wildlife, and you will be in compliance with their intentions for
the public use space. 

So then we come upon the reason for my visit:
today's ADAD theme is "space" and this is an open space area.

ADAD Space

Yesterday was cold and windy.
Posing small dolls in the wind ends up being an exercise
in quickly catching dolls as they fall.
Today was still cool and windy, but not too bad to get out.
Amaya's hair was blowing, and I was glad I brought the cat
to help her stand and sit more easily.

The cat was happy to get out!

The road runner came along, too.

After all, the raven had its turn being photographed here
on January 30, 2014.

I am going to have to come back some time and explore what is down this path
on the other side of the trees.


  1. Beautiful! This looks so different from the "open space" here. Thank you for sharing yours. :)

  2. A large section of land between the bosque (forest along the river) and the Rio Grande is open space, trail space, etc. This is in the city with a major highway running past it. But, drive between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and it is all reservation land. Not a lot of trees, virtually no development. Just the mesa on one side and mountains on the other. Also, drive east over the Sandia mountains on the I-40 toward Texas, and there is a lot of flat ranch land. Not a lot of trees. Just open space.

    Torrance County, New Mexico (farms and ranches)