Sorry for the silence, but I flew out of town for a long holiday weekend. And when you've only got dial-up within a reasonable distance from home, well....things like blog posting tend to suffer.
For some people a holiday is a weekend getaway to the beach. For me, it's New Mexico. When I need to "get outta Dodge", I head for my beloved mountains in New Mexico. Imagine my delight when I found that my wild roses were in bloom, as well as the plants I purchased last fall at a local nursery!This is the view from my front door to the courtyard. The portal keeps the heavy sun out in the summer....The tree is on it's last legs, unfortunately, having had a heavy infestation of mistletoe. But it's still alive, so I will let it pass away naturally. Then it will become firewood.
But in the meantime....Yellow roses, yellow irises, pink and white flowers, and the air smells better than perfume. A turquoise sky in the day, and the moon so close at night you can practically hear it spin...
I spent my time in New Mexico painting the ceiling in the living room. (No pictures of that till it's done!) The living room tends to be a bit dark - especially the ceiling - from years and years of using a fireplace. It's amazing what a coat of white paint can do to brighten a room! I've kept the log beams (vigas) natural wood and am painting the boards between them.
And in between climbing up and down a small step stool (low ceilings) and climbing on furniture to paint around light fixtures, I ate chili. Enchiladas, for the most part. Chicken enchiladas in Santa Fe, a chicken enchilada for dinner at a local restaurant called Kokopelli's the night I got there, and one bean and chicken burrito with a margarita for lunch with a friend on Memorial Day.
And then it was back to painting.....
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