Spring at Seven Thousand Feet

springtime in Llano Quemado

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The struggle is over, a new world’s been born. For some reason, spring is more important in my life than I remember from the past. At any rate, what you’re looking at is a view from the acequia to a neighbor’s house and across the valley of the Rio Grande del Rancho toward Taos and the mountains beyond. What an amazingly fine day today. Cool, breezy, deep.

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  • judyinboston April 22, 2015, 8:00 AM

    Love the bits and daubs of various shades of green. Are there still en plein air painters coming to the area as there were in the 1920’s?

    • JHF April 22, 2015, 9:06 AM

      Well, there must be a few. But not in the way of the historical period you reference, with word-of-mouth to others about a great place that’s cheap to live where you can just live and paint. 🙂 Those days are long gone. There’s still magic in the surroundings, but it’s harder to access for all the hype.

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