Behold The Terrible High Desert™ in all its horror, eh? Give me a place like this and we’re in business, but it hasn’t happened yet. Our buyer’s agent keeps sending me listings for houses in the sagebrush—there’s plenty in this view—and I just can’t relate. Rocks and hills and arroyos to explore is quite the other animal. This is of course a teeny-tiny little piece of the 2,580-acre BLM-managed Taos Valley Overlook area where I go hiking, and you’d have to work to find much fault. I walked five miles here yesterday and met another person, for example. Maybe we should sign up in advance for certain slots so no one else will have to suffer.
As noted in the title, we are plunging into June. Less than a week ago, I was building morning and evening wood stove fires, then all of a sudden, it got warm. Upper eighties today! It’s like a miracle to sit outside and not be cold.