Category Archives: Travel Perspectives

FALL IS HERE…IN JUST TWO WEEKS…MY CALENDAR

KALIA

The summer of 2017 has been busy, intense, rewarding, demanding, short…and is almost over. In fact let me declare it over because I leave on my fall road trip in two weeks—which obviously means fall begins on August 26th. The more I get used to this world of “fakery” the easier to live within it. Consider this: Donald Trump is a fake president—behind all the photos and stories there’s a “real” president, leader, congress who will not let anything truly awful happen to us! It’s okay. Take a deep breath and believe me when I tell you August 26th is the first day of autumn.

Since I last posted, I’ve been writing The Book, going to real-work, enjoying the bacterial infection from hell (I may now hold the world’s seven-day Netflixing record), and getting to know my newest great-grandchild, Kalia.

I am going to be blogging regularly again, starting today, on Time and Place (mneset.me) because, finally, Traveling 2017 begins.

A few pictures from life In New Mexico these past weeks.

FRIENDS COME TO TOWN.

 

SARA, KALIA AND I PREPARE UNCLE SCOTT’S FRIED RICE RECIPE.  SCOTT LIKES TO THINK OF HIMSELF AS A FOODIE, BUT AT HEART HE’S HIS MOTHER’S SPAM-FRYING SON.

 

THE FAMILY’S MOST BEAUTIFUL MEMBER MUST BE INCLUDED IN EACH AND EVERY POST.

LUNA

SPRING IN NEW MEXICO

Even the dying tree by the trash bin at work is perking up.

Wait…there is no spring here, at least not one a northerner would consider worthy of the name. Here we go from bare branches to full blown leaves with no pause for odes to the season in between. That may be an exaggeration but not by much. No falling icicles, no rich earthy smells as the sun and melting snow instigate the Big Spring Thaw, no muddy roads or mud vacations. But the wind…oh yes, the spring wind…that we have. April wind is to the high desert what April showers are to the north—except for the part about May flowers. However, I am gradually re-learning to re-love every sunny dust mote of this sometimes magical, sometimes annoying place.

Susanna and Chloe celebrate the rites of spring.
The sun sets on North Fourth.