After what we’ve been told has been a really dry season, there was some rain a few weeks ago. Here is a sampling of the the wildlife growing in our yard since the rains.
The Fiestas de Santa Fe ended on September 12th with a mass of thanksgiving and a candlelight procession through the streets of Santa Fe to the Cross of the Martyrs. There, on a hill overlooking the city, a prayer service was held to close the festivities.
Having been here a little over three months, I’m still getting used to a few things – slower life style, more fresh air, cooking at a higher elevation, etc. One thing that still makes me catch my breath like a kid at 4th of July: Animals. I’m talking about being woken at 3:30am because a bear is going through the trash; or looking out the window while making a cup of coffee to see a buck staring at you from 7 feet away; or driving down the road and being stared down by a coyote two lanes over; or humming birds dive bombing you as you try to grill because you’re standing too close to their feeder (seriously, humming birds are the douche bags of the avian world).
I love this little town.