I found some of my photographs! I had done exactly what I thought I had done, inadvertantly dragging a folder into another folder tagged for deletion after moving from my hard drive to a flash drive. Although my photo program gives a warning that deletions will permanently remove files from the hard drive I found the files in the trash. WHEW! What a wonderful discovery. I am still missing photos of two additional NM state parks, a national monument and a national park—both focused on ancient ruins—but I still have many files to go through.
So, I would like to get a bit out of order and add these photos of my trip to Dawson Cemetery. The snake photograph is a once-in-a-lifetime shot for me, so am very happy to be able to share it with you. The large herd of elk was a thrill to see.