Blessings of a Rainy Spring

spring vegetation in Taos, NM

Best day I’ve had in years, and nothing happened

Mainly, it’s so damn lush. I haven’t seen it like this in any of the sixteen years we’ve been here. Everything in the photo except the blue flax flowers is just the natural stuff. There’s tall, sturdy grass with waist-high seed heads all around the house. I love the way it looks waving in the breeze. The changes in the plants themselves, their bigger leaves, how high they grow, are fascinating. This is quite a change from years of brown and dusty, you understand. The vistas are actually green. The acequias are running high. The utterly clean air, deep blue sky, and sharp white clouds say anything is possible, go out and do it. It’s like recovering from being crippled in your soul.

  • kaye June 13, 2015, 8:55 AM

    Seeing Callie is always a good start to the day!

  • Marti Fenton June 13, 2015, 11:47 PM

    I came back to Taos after two weeks in Cottonwood Arizona and I had a wild mountain meadow where my lawn used to be. It was barely turning green when I left. Now the sky is that stunning clear blue with billowing art deco clouds. It is as I remember the first springs of my Taos experience 20 plus years ago.

  • Mike Walsh June 15, 2015, 11:01 AM

    Got me thinking about Maine. I figure all optioned out complete about 50K. Everything.

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