Cimarronland

Visitor Center in Cimarron, NM

For some reason this photo makes me want a cinnamon roll

I love this picture. Notice the New Mexico state colors. I’m also thinking that it’s quite a deal for a town of fewer than a thousand souls to even have a visitor center. And you see how bright it looks? How strong the sun must be? Well, it was, but by 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning, the temperature was still under 70 °F with a pretty good breeze. All you need for June or any other month, though the women may desert you if you roll the window down too far.

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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.  

  • M.J. June 18, 2014, 6:14 PM

    I always love passing through that old town with the pretty name. The old haunted hotel and buildings are a treat to walk through and admire. You might even see a few bullet holes in the hotel. You definitely have to drive slow at night for all the deer that think humans are their best friends. Glad you are having fun sight seeing, and enjoying the nice weather.

  • CK Sandberg June 30, 2014, 3:56 PM

    Cimarron is the “gateway city” to Philmont Scout Ranch, the huge (over 214 square miles!) wilderness High Adventure base for the Boy Scouts of America. Every year, over 27,000 young men and women from around the USA trek through the glory of northern New Mexico/Sangres and have a lifetime experience in Philmont’s back country. Almost all of them come through Cimarron…

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