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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Sunday morning walk to Petaca Point

A short drive over Taos Junction Bridge and up a steep dirt road with several switchbacks to the West Rim of the Rio Grande Gorge will take you to the trailhead of Petaca Point Trail. Petaca Canyon is an easy four miles, along the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge. Because the trail runs along …

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Light (and dark) side of small towns

You can’t have a light without a dark to stick it in. ~Arlo Guthrie Believing only in light and in the sun that drenches us more than 300 days a year in an attempt to avoid the shadows of real life distorts the real life we lead. An integral view of darkness and light, understanding them as …

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Christmas trees are an adventure too

Each year we have a family discussion about how to get a Christmas tree.  There is a local fundraiser where they auction Christmas trees for charity and we always have the option to buy a beautifully decorated, but fake tree, in honor of our favorite non-profit organization.  We can also harvest our own tree, which …

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