Hidden spots in Bandelier

It has been warming up around here, and it makes me yearn for summer and weekend hikes. This weekend I've been daydreaming about places we've been and places I'd like to be if it were warm. So my next few posts will be my summer daydreams. Soon enough it will be warm and we'll be …

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Rio Grande in Winter

My family and I took a short winter walk along the river over the weekend.  We were alone with the ducks and a few other beautiful wild beings.  The photos are not that spectacular, but I did get to capture a few shots of a beaver, a bald eagle and a great heron.  The dog …

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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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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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