Summer’s Eve

rainbow over Llano Quemado (Ranchos)

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I‘ll bet most people in the Northern Hemisphere think of June, July, and August as “summer.” Meteorologically speaking, the three warmest months of the year are the climatological summer, so in that sense they’d be correct. I know I always think of June that way, hence the “summer’s eve” photo taken after yesterday’s showers.

My wife had a dental appointment today in Embudo. I love driving there and back because the scenery is so dramatic. On the way out, the road drops almost a thousand feet into the canyon of the Rio Grande. Naturally, you have to drive back up, but that’s the part I like. With the Vibe’s five-speed manual transmission, I can downshift to third and accelerate uphill in the passing lane. I told her it was a visceral thrill for me to do that—winding the engine out, feeling it pull. She smiled but had to know how much I wanted to pass that Lincoln. I did, of course, and we flew the rest of the way home in perfect air, watching a leviathan of a storm tear up half the north sky.

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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 2, 2015, 7:35 PM

    Wow, what a rainbow! It’s fun to act like a kid, and “Head out on the Highway.” Glad you had a fun ride to the dentist. I hope it was just for a check up and not a white knuckle visit. A thousand feet drop, what a road! My trips to the dentist are definitely not as thrilling! Aw life in the mountains!

    • JHF June 5, 2015, 2:45 PM

      Oh, just a cleaning. But yes, just going there is quite a kick.

      Were you a Steppenwolf fan? 🙂

  • M.J. June 5, 2015, 11:55 PM

    Born to be Wild, 1969 A very good year to be alive! Good music back then!

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