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Spring Blooms in the Desert

Spring Blooms in the Desert

So Beautiful I Had to Share ~ It’s a pleasure to be in one place for a while, long enough for a second springtime here in Las Cruces. The flowers here always surprise me in their vibrance and ability to bloom in this high, dry desert. Here are...

Moon Walk in Las Cruces

Moon Walk in Las Cruces

Hard to believe we live in a new suburb on the edge of the city. I was in a hurry to squeeze in a walk after a day filled with conference calls and so immersed on figuring out the best route to take that I...

Hiking the Roundup Cliffs in Alamogordo NM

Hiking with Friends in Alamogordo NM Can you see me and my friend? This hike had an incline of 900 ft every mile. And rattle snakes and spiders but seriously, it was safe all the way. All you need is lots of water, good boots, sunglasses and...

Living in a Glass House

"That don't matter. I see your boot prints all over and I've seen your husband around on his bike.You should know me by now!" he said....

bike riding arizona trail saguaro national park

Riding in the Saguaros on the Arizona Trail

You know that cactus you'd see in cowboy cartoons when we were kids? You know, the ones with arms that were usually talking or slapping some dopey cowboy in the head? I pictured them as part humorous creature, part plant. That's what went into my...

Overheard on a Plane

Hungry - Conversation between parents and two sons sitting in front of me during a flight to Houston: “Mom?” “What honey.” “I’ve thought about it and I’ve discovered I am a cannibal. I want to eat Cameron’s arm but he won’t let me touch it. He won’t let me...

Bad Haircut? Call it Zombie Hair

Bad Haircuts Lurk Around Every Corner Don't take your favorite hair stylist for granted. I once had an absolutely fabulous hair guy, Jerry. I never had a bad haircut from him. For more than 15 years. Jerry kept me looking chic - until he moved to Arizona...

New Walking Buddies

Meet New Friends Where You Least Expect Them Check out this beauty. I ran into him on one of my daily walks on the pecan farming roads in Las Cruces, NM where we live now. Who knew that peacocks hang out in New Mexico? I was walking...

weightlifting the yard way

Weightlifting the Yard Way

... unavoidably treated to a view four 20-somethings sleeping face down on dirt covered sofas, scattered beer bottles and a smoking fire pit. The only one awake was their dog, who was quietly chewing his way through one of the Lazy Boys.......

tarantula hunting

Tarantula Hunting

New Wilderness, New Exotic Creatures One thing about moving to the Southwest, there sure are some amazing and gnarly looking bugs out here. The desert is not brown and dead like I imagined it would be before moving here. It's teeming with plants and animals, most of which...