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Point of Impact

fall sky over Taos, NM

Blooming chamisa below high-altitude ice crystals

Those are not summer clouds, alas. About a week ago I called my current wood guy, a rugged sort who lives some thirty miles away, to order up a cord of piñon. This marked something of a surrender for me. I’m in the middle of pretending winter isn’t going to come because we haven’t moved [...]

Didn’t Want to Come Back

2007 Pontiac Vibe

After Bobcat Pass on the way to Eagle Nest

Quite spontaneously, we both decided Thursday morning that the time had come for a trip around the Enchanted Circle to see the changing leaves. It was simply marvelous. I don’t have pictures of the most shocking views because they opened up on narrow curves around nine thousand feet. What the hell, you have to be [...]

Just Another Sunset

Taos sunset

Miranda Canyon idiots run the stop sign on that hill at 50 mph every day.

We’d just finished our Labor Day picnic dinner of ham sandwiches in the living room. The front door was open and the air was getting cool. I decided to change my clothes, since I was still wearing the same shorts and aloha shirt I’d put on to do a quick mile and a half walk [...]

At Least the Air is Free

sky over Taos

Our house is in this shot if you have x-ray eyes

Bbehold the cool, dry New Mexico sky over Taos! This time with beautiful clouds. The amazing thing is, it covers the whole state and then some. Even more astounding, there are people here who do not know this. (I’ve been spotted at the meetings.) My head and heart are full this morning. It’s that kind [...]

Controlled Burn

distant fire south of Taos

Kit Carson National Forest just across the road

This is what it’s all about, New Mexico, my God! The space, the sky, the air! On fire, too, just like they planned it. A lightning strike up in McGaffey Canyon lit up some Ponderosa pines, and the Forest Service decided to let seven hundred acres burn to open up some space. This is actually [...]

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