We started today with a trip to meet an artist (Ed Samuels) in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. Driving from Taos, we traveled through the Esponola Valley, up to Los Alamos, along the Valles Caldera, and then down to Jemez Springs. The aspens and cottonwood trees were all starting their fall color changes. The sky crystal clear blue, with scattered puffy white clouds. We met Ed at the Los Ojos Bar in Jemez Springs. Couple of beers and a great lunch later, we headed down to Ed's studio. Ed showed us around his 10 acre property, studio, & the area where he was adding a new sculpture studio. Great time with Ed, making a new friend in the process. After our visit, headed back up towards Esponola, then over to Abiquiu to try to catch the setting sun on the above pictured Penitante Morada. Made it with minutes to spare. Afterwards getting a bite to eat at the Abiquiu Inn restaurant. Fantastic meal and an interesting drive up the Rio Grande Gorge to Taos, and our day was done.