Friday, September 24, 2010

Moon over the Kneeling Nun

Aren't these pictures great? 

I know lots of you aren't familiar with the sights around Silver City, NM.  The ridge and then that little sliver of rock that you can see is the famous (in these parts, anyway) Kneeling Nun.   There's a legend about the Kneeling Nun.  Read about it here.  The wierd looking stuff in front of the Kneeling Nun is part of the tailings pile from the Santa Rita Copper Mine.  It's one of the largest open pit copper mines in the world.  (You might remember the picture that I had on my blog for such a long time of the sunrise over the Kneeling Nun.)

This is the view from our front porch. 

Last night I was lucky to catch the moon as it rose over the Kneeling Nun.  Isn't it fabulous??   


PBJ said...

That is fabulous!!! I love that picture. Great job..

Mum-me said...

Stunning photo!

And I checked out the story of the kneeling nun. Quite tragic.