September 8 - Sun rising this morning. You can see the smoke still but you can also see the outline of the Sangre de Christo Mountains to the east of us.
September 9 - It snowed last night!!! It's supposed to get up into the 70s again by Friday or Saturday. It's 33 right now at 8:52 AM. And it is still summer! What's up with that? Weird.
September 9 - Snow. Looking down a road to the west. I did go out.
September 3 - We drove to Red River, NM. 8,671 feet elevation.
September 14 - We can see the mountains! This is looking toward the east The sun is setting behind me.
September 14 - Beautiful sunset. #newmexico.
September 14 - Lovely pink Hollyhock flower in Taos, New Mexico.
September 15 - Our elderly kitty cat Sparky. He's 14 years old. We took him the vet last week. He had to have a tooth pulled. He's fine now.
September 17 - Okay, fine. Red sun this morning. Check it out, and the mountains in the smoke. The smoke is back! I've heard, when in Massachusetts, "Red sky in morning sailors take warning." What about red sun in the morning!?! Yeah, well, anyway it is smoky. Not bad enough to require masks all day, but it's there.
September 25 - Our Sparky #kitty today. He's 14.
September 30 - Smoke all around us now. Coming from Santa Fe or Colorado apparently. We can smell it!
September 27 – Went for a walk today. Lovely New Mexico scenery. Actually, we go for a walk every day. This is one of them.
October 5 - Finally got a decent photo of a big horn sheep. Yay! Not anywhere near our place. This was out by the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.
October 7 - My husband Bert. And our old truck. In the Petaca. The Petaca is a sandy dry riverbed about a 10 to 15 minute drive from our house. It runs from north to south to the west of us. Don't drive into the Petaca unless you have really good 4 wheel drive, or preferably all-wheel-drive.
October 7 - Right by the Petaca.
October 7 - Near the Petaca. This is the old foundation of an old house in New Mexico.
October 7 - Near the Petaca. Watch out for that Well!
October 9 - Pretty sunset. Playing with my phone. I duplicated the image and flipped the bottom. Ha ha. I was having fun! A friend said it looks like a painting!
October 24 – Cool Clouds at sunset and Two Peaks the extinct volcano.
October 25 - Beautiful clouds, looking to the west in Carson Estates, New Mexico.
October 27 - The snow is from about 18 inches, drifting to almost 30 inches. It has stopped now. More expected tomorrow though.
October 27 - Another picture of the piled up snow.
October 18 - Smoke from the fire. It's to the east of Taos and seems to be blowing to the north east.
October 18 - Fire still happening and growing. On the other side of the mountains to the east of Taos. There is an even bigger fire happening in Colorado. The southwestern USA is still on fire.
October 22 - There is still smoke all around us. Here's the orange sun setting into the smoke
October 26 evening. It's snowing. This could be the most snow we've seen out here since we moved here!
Above and below: October 28 - Our wood burning stove and the fire in the stove. We're keeping warm!
October 28 - And here's my husband Bert using his snow blower. I say, "his snow blower" because I doubt I'll ever touch the thing.
October 30 – The almost full moon rising over the Sangre de Christo Mountains.
November 10 - Kitty face. Pumpkin is his name. He's a sweety.
November 11 - My kitty Sparky. He's a sweety too!
November 17 - Cute outhouse with fake TV antenna, in a place called Carson Estates, New Mexico. No, there is no country club! Or, this area is called Two Peaks. Or, "The Mesa." Check out the view looking down the side of the mountain! This is somewhat away from our place. We took a long walk today! The place next to this seems to be abandoned. There are lots of abandoned structures, RVs, busses and travel trailers out here. But there are lots of people living out here too!
December 12 - Awesome cloud formations this morning. I love clouds.
December 12 - People ask me, "Do you have a Christmas Tree?" Well, here it is, still in Santa's sleigh. Ha ha. I got these little statues from my sister Arline some time ago. I believe that's all I will put out for Christmas, except I will hang my received Christmas cards on my door, as usual. That's about all I feel like doing this year.
December 16 – Got a new laptop today! An early Christmas gift and probably for next year’s birthday too! The keys are lighted and change colors! I love it! I’m not gonna put any hashtags. This is only for family and friends to see.
Merry Christmas All! The sun about to rise this morning. And the mountains.
December 20 - Beautiful sunset, top. Sunset reflected in our solar panels, below.
December 21. This is the best picture I got of Saturn and Jupiter tonight before they set. Ha ha...
December 28 - Our cutie kitty cat Sparky today.
December 28 - Our cutie kitty cat Pumpkin today.
December 29 - We've had snow the last couple of days. Only a couple of inches, or less. It was cloudy, overcast this morning. Now half the sky is blue. This is looking off into the distance to the west. With our solar panels at the bottom.
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