Monday, March 30, 2009

a return of winter = welcome to santa fe

this is not unusual: the buds had all decided it was safe to come out, since it had been warm here already for weeks... but then a blip of a storm survived the journey southwards and dumped four more inches of snow on us. the blossoms will not survive. there will be little fruit on the trees at the height of summer. but the bulb-flowers have survived: there are still tulips and daffodils!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

it's spring!

today is the first day of spring, and santa fe is FULLY in bloom. the pollen count is so high that most people with any tendency to allergies are wheezing and sniffling, but i am free from that curse, so it is pure pleasure for my eyes and nose. the air is scented with a dozen natural perfumes. and i just repaired my roller skates, so there is a new dimension to my daily program of fun.

Friday, March 6, 2009

uncle sam still advocating peace

here i am at cerrillos road and st francis, one of santa fe's busiest intersections. there is a peace vigil there every friday at noon. i participate pretty regularly. i am standing next to ken mayers from who also participates regularly. we get a LOT of positive feedback, and the occasional redneck paranoid nonsense.