We’re hanging out in the high desert north of Santa Fe for a few days. This photo is a view of the “back yard.”
We never got the rain, but seeing rainbows is always special. It’s record-setting hot — in the 90′s — with the saving grace that it gets down into the 40′s at night.
The quiet gets your attention first. It’s only interrupted by the occasional whirr of a hummingbird or the noise of some bug. I keep thinking of the Disney “Living Desert” stuff from when I was a kid, because there is life everywhere. All kinds of bugs and ants and birds and rabbits and reptiles. And grasses and flowering plants and trees and bushes.
The landscape changes with the movement of the sun, as shadows come and go, giving a new picture, showing you things you hadn’t been able to distinguish before.
It’s a good place to slow down, to look around, to ponder a while.
And since I’m not very good at being still, I’m glad that I have my camera. And wi-fi.