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Rio Grande view

Looking down at the Rio Grande

Here you go. Out into the cold, clean air for a thirty-seventh anniversary hike. The trail was rough, up and down with large rocks to step around and plenty of holes to break your leg. “I’m not going up there,” she said, at an uphill section that resembled a barely-groomed rock slide, but she did. After about a mile, we hiked down the hill to a nearby paved road to have an easier walk back to the car. There was virtually no traffic, but it was freezing. We marched along the empty asphalt in the shade of the cliffs as the sun went down.

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.  

  • Rita January 17, 2018, 12:12 AM

    37 years. That is truly awesome. Well done, sir!

    • JHF January 30, 2018, 9:39 AM

      And we were together for several years before that. It is a most amazing thing.

  • judy January 19, 2018, 8:27 PM

    Lovely photo, as are all. You are lucky to have such a gutsy wife. She is the best.

    • JHF January 30, 2018, 9:40 AM

      Gutsy, talented, and beautiful. Her faith and goodwill toward me are unending.

  • M.J. January 26, 2018, 4:55 PM

    Beautiful picture! Happy anniversary, that sounded like a great way to celebrate. She’s a brave one! Not only to climb a trail but put up with you for so long! Ha! Just joking. Congrats!

    • JHF January 30, 2018, 9:41 AM

      Perfectly all right to “joke,” because that’s absolutely true.

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