Friday, October 27, 2006

Another day in Paradise

Today is one of those glorious Santa Fe days that reminds me why I love this place so much. Cool temperatures. Clear blue skies. Whitecapped mountains. It just doesn't get any better. Driving around town today, seeing the mountains against the sky, seeing the hustle and bustle in the plaza - just makes me happy to be alive. This place is just so damn beautiful. At dawn. In the afternoon. At dusk. At night with the twinkling stars. How many places can you still see the Milky Way from?

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The leaves are turning

Every year I take a ride up to the top of Tesuque Peak (where Ski Santa Fe is located) to see the fall colors. The road winds up the mountain for 15 miles until it reaches the top. On the way up, you go through giant fields of aspen trees. The golden yellow aspen trees against the clear blue sky is an amazing sight. The leaves look like little silver dollars and make a gentle rustling sound with the wind.

This picture is from the top of the mountain - about 12,000 feet up. Talk about a nice picnic spot. The mountains in the distance are the Sandia (by Albuquerque) and the Ortiz mountains to the left (by Madrid). The beauty of this place never ceases to amaze me.

The rains have stopped for now. The days are clear and warm. The nights are cool and crisp. Winter is on the way.