Tumbleweed Crossing is about living on the desert west of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Trip Into the Desert
This is a tree, a juniper, that I like to take photos of because of the where branches have been broke of it and cows have rubbed for so many years they have polished the wood.
Different views of the high mesa desert that I live on in New Mexico. This is a few miles from my home.
Our truck where we stopped while going down one of the arroyos (a ditch made by nature) that are filled with sand. If you stop in the wrong place you will be there until you can find someone to pull you out. 4-wheel-drive is a must.
Taken out the windshield as we make a quick drive to get out of the arroyo.
Chola cactus with the Sandia Mountains behind it. The cactus should be starting to bloom about now but looks as if it is dieing from the drought.
Retirement has finally come and for the first few years I lived as a "desert rat" on a small chunk of desert land in Rio Rancho, NM. Recently my husband and I moved to Bedford, KY so we would be near my son. It has been quite an experience. We are on 30 acres that includes open areas and forest. My own pets include 4 cats, 1 dog, 2 horses, and 2 ponies. All pets were adopted from shelters. I like to raise flowers, and houseplants, and I try to garden. I sometimes attempt to write fiction and nonfiction stories. I love to take photos and share them. I enjoy watching the sun rise in the morning and the moon rise in the evening, and love watching nature. I am an avid reader of fiction books with westerns and mysteries being my favorites.