You can figure out how much there is. Maybe half a foot in places, but who cares except the pros? I don't mean that in a bad way, it's just something I've noticed in myself. Since moving to northern New Mexico fourteen years ago, I've seen so much of the stuff that the nominal depth [...]
We're in the midst of some pretty grim weather for New Mexico. It snowed a little Thursday night, just slushy stuff, after a good long rain. Friday morning the clouds were down to tree-top level and stayed there all day. The air was wet and cold. You couldn't see the mountains. The dirt road was [...]
My wife drove off later for the grocery store. On her way out, a black dog (of course!) was gnawing on it. When she returned, the head was gone. There's a thing about skulls and such in this part of the world, so I hope it doesn't come back or end up wired to the branches of a tree beside someone's front door.
Everyone else's is dark brown and ours is green. For that and other reasons, this is kind of a special deal. For over ten years there's been a sharing arrangement with the garbage can. When the dead landlord was alive, we had a bigger thing we called "the dumpster" that I burned up one night [...]
As you can see, it's not the dead of winter yet. Sunny and dry, above average temps. There's only a little mud, too, so that's all right. Naturally it's also getting darker all the time, but that's how we like it out here in the terrible high desert when the icy cold begins to blow. [...]