Category Archives: Weather

SANTA ROSA LAKE STATE PARK, NM. SEPT. 19, 2017.

Location: Rocky Point Campground, Santa Rosa Lake State Park, New Mexico.  Map. A broken night’s sleep. It’s not that unusual for me to sleep poorly the first night in a new location. However, this was caused by extraneous things. About … Continue reading

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SMOKE FROM THE CALIFORNIA FIRES

I think it’s pretty darn amazing that the smoke from fires in California have flowed all the way to southern New Mexico and is causing us problems. I look towards the Basin which dips 2500 feet below my feet.   The … Continue reading

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TWO TRIPS TO BAILEY CANYON ROAD

Ah, Summer Solstice Day.  Because it threatened to be one of the hottest days of the year, I headed to the mountains to enjoy 25 degrees lower temperatures — the difference between torture and comfort.  I had intended to go … Continue reading

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HOT SUMMER IS OVER, JULY 20, 2017

My body and my mind are having a hard time wrapping themselves around the fact that tonight I am writing in bed under the covers and shivering from a humid 61 degrees.  61.  Nice number.  Haven’t seen it since early … Continue reading

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PERCHA DAM STATE PARK, JULY 14, 2017

Location: Percha Dam State Park, Arrey, New Mexico. It rained last night.  Not enough to keep workers out of the field. Watched the workers harvest the rest of the onion field.  I must admit I got tired of hearing a … Continue reading

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CAULKIN’ AND COOKIN’

What could get me up and walking up to Margo’s back door at 9 a.m.?  BBQ.  Or more specifically, Margo’s talent for smoking and grilling meat.  I delivered to her a small ice chest of pork and chicken.  She grabbed … Continue reading

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BLUFF SPRINGS, MAY 31, 2017

Location: Bluff Springs, Lincoln National Forest, NM Even before late June’s intense heat I was going to the forest to chill out.  This is what I saw on one of those days.          

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