11 September 2013
A Cool Damp Day
After an evening of torrential rain (the second such night in a row), this morning dawned rather overcast and gloomy. I resolved to spend the day tucked up in my comfy chair knitting. That lasted about as long as it took me to take a couple of photos of my latest knitting project, a new winter hat in my favorite new blue color.
I headed outside, intending to simply check on something. Hours later, I came back in, happy, muddy, sweat pouring off of me like Niagara Falls, back, legs, arms, and hands aching from weeding (they come up so easily when the ground is soft and damp!) and from trimming out the overgrowth and tree sprouts that seem to come up endlessly all over the yard. But the best part? Discovering that my poor little neglected vegetable garden has been toiling away despite my lack of attention to it. How nice to pick some lovely ripe tomatoes and discover that the raspberries, which I thought I had eradicated in the spring, managed to survive well enough to provide a serving of perfectly ripe berries!
White Sands National Monument has one of the prettiest visitor centers. An old adobe building with lovely wooden vigas and timbers. Afte...