Raining in Fall

Every year as school starts, there is one event that really tells me that autumn is finally here. That one big rain that clears out the summer air and brings with it the crisp sweet smell of autumn. It always happens after school starts, usually the second or third week of September. When it arrives, …

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Fall Festivals: Enjoying the best of the sunshine and small town beauty

Once the harvest is mostly complete, we sure do know how to have fall festivals.  Before the snow sets in and we all head indoors for the winter, the weekends are full of arts and crafts, wool, films, funnel cakes, chile and music.  Fall festivals in northern New Mexico always remind me of how truly …

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Migration at the edge of nowhere

One of the benefits of living close to nowhere is that we get to enjoy the company of other creatures who pass through nowhere on their way.  One of these creatures happens to be the tarantula.  He makes his annual migration around this time of year to find a mate, and he creates quite the …

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