The Land of Enchantment is a phase often used in New Mexico tourist advertising. It’s mostly just a corny and sentimental advertising phrase, but if you live here long enough the enchantment of this place does sneak up on you once in awhile.

Highway near Tent Rocks National Monument in the Jemez Mountains near Albuquerque
Rock and pebble detail in an arroyo in Placitas.
Cactus, grasses in afternoon light in Placitas New Mexico
Blanket flowers in Northern New Mexico
Placitas Paintbrush, yucca and sky
Placitas sunset, tree silhouette, and Mt Cabezon in the distance
Snow Geese against autumn cottonwoods. Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge
Wildflowers and puff balls, Placitas NM
The Sandia Mountains above Albquerque from the West Mesa.
The Sandia Mountains near Albquqerque from the Rio Grande River
Bosque del Apache Refuge south of Albuquerque
Sandhill Cranes in the Bosque del Apache

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