A Few Miles From Miami

Miami Lake, New Mexico

Quiet, calm, no people, about 80°F on a Sunday afternoon

We had an amazing visit at the Kit Carson Museum in Rayado, but I just had to see what was around the bend a few miles beyond on NM 21. As it turned out, this was: Miami Lake, a private reservoir just west of the unincorporated “town” of Miami itself. According to Wikipedia, Miami was named for Miami, Ohio—how exceedingly odd—and judging from the results of a Google image search, I did just fine turning around at the lake.

This is a very lightly settled area of New Mexico, which if you think about it is really saying something. I could have taken a nap in the road. The sight of so much water is disorienting, too—where am I, you know?

John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. with his classical pianist wife. “Possibly the only place I can get away with this,” he says. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore (Bush’s Brain) put it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

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