Like a delicate net cast across the earth, trails and dirt roads link wells and drilling sites that dot the New Mexico landscape in a continuous web of development. The network of wells expands to the horizon without regard to the terrain, appearing densely packed on canyon floors and plateaus alike.
Abandoned Bowling Alley Turns Into An Immersive Public Art Experience
What a time to be alive. The former Silva Lanes Bowling Alley in Santa Fe is now the “House of Eternal Return” - a trippy Victorian house built to scale inside the bowling alley by pioneering art collective, Meow Wolf.
There aren’t a ton of plants in the Bisti Badlands, and the starkness is part of what makes the area so otherworldly. But when we visited the first week of April, I saw these small, sparkly plants that I’ve never seen before.
There were hundreds of them growing in cracks in the mud, and at first glance they seemed almost metallic. But when I took a closer look at the leaves, the texture was more like tiny jewels.
“The process is important because, unlike other methods of radiocarbon dating that destroy the sample being tested, LEPRS preserves it. It also works on tiny samples – even a flake of ink or paint – and is considered a more accurate means of dating.”
Lightning rips through the sky over White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Here, great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dunefield. Photo courtesy of Donald Palansky.