Thursday, February 16, 2017


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Purple asters bloom in late summer in New Mexico. They are blooming everywhere now! They start around the same time as roasting green chile and last beyond the State Fair and into the Balloon Fiesta. Autumn is a great time of year in New Mexico. Mild, sunny days and cool crisp nights!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Wow! I must have had my head in the clouds all summer! I haven't been blogging, but have kept myself busy. We've had wonderful late summer rains. Here is one of the terrific thunderclouds as it is building to the east of Placitas. Check out climate data at http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/placitas/new-mexico/united-states/usnm0547


Friday, April 29, 2016

Enjoying the rural lifestyle! We got the 1948 Farmall Cub running and doing some work! What a hoot! Placitas offers many different lifestyles---we enjoy the old acequia and our orchard and vineyard.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

First time irrigating the orchard this spring! Wonderful acequia system in the Village of Placitas. The apples are blooming and lovely. I enjoy the sound of the bees and critters in the trees. 
Spring in New Mexico feels sunny and warm!
 
 




Sunday, April 3, 2016

Time to think about a vegetable garden! You should check out the great information from the New Mexico Extension Service at http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_circulars/CR457/

There is very specific information available about when to plant, how to plant, how close to plant, types of veggies that do well in NM. Lots of great details.

I plan on having a great garden this year with at least tomatoes and chile! Photos from previous years!




Friday, December 18, 2015

Tijeras!

TIJERAS  It's a town. It's a canyon. It's an avenue. It is pronounced tee-HAIR-us and literally means scissors in Spanish. I think the naming of the canyon came first because of the sharp angles in the cut between the Sandia and Manzano Mountains east of Albuquerque. The town of Tijeras is located in Tijeras Canyon. Tijeras Avenue runs east to west with a segment west of UNM to I-25 and a segment west of Broadway to 14 St. Downtown. This photo is Tijeras Ave. at 5th St. headed south.