Hard to believe my NM time is nearly over! I’m off to CA the first week of December with a stopover in Denver to spend time with friends. Last day of work in NM is one week away.
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know NM. It’s always been alluring, just over the CO border. While here I’ve made many new friends. I’ve tasted new foods, learned about Native American culture and filled my senses with the desert sights, sounds and smells that make me swell up with happiness. I love it here.
Time to move on, though, to see new places. Soon, the ocean will replace the desert. Looking like Stockton, CA is the next destination. Will know for sure early this week. It’s not the ideal place, but, the economy is limiting the travel RN’s pool of locations somewhat. 90 miles east of SF and just a few hrs from Tahoe and Yosemite, it will be a great basecamp for exploration. I am bursting with excitement.
It’s colder in ABQ. Day time temps are less than 60. Hard freezes have begun. The paper-thin windows in my apartment make me glad I won’t pay to heat it this winter. Signs or fall are slipping away. A couple days ago I took a neighborhood stroll. I donned the new FETCHING mitts I made for the CA trip. They are warm and allow my shutter-bug finger full function. Silk Garden Lite by Noro (how I love Noro) was a great choice. Some pics from the newghborhood:
Scraggly weeds on the curb surprised me with little, tomato-like fruit. What are they?
Chilis on Adobe. Plenty of authentic adobe in the ‘hood.
Yucca, yucca, yucca!
Not a lot of red down here. What there is makes your eyes sing.
Some sort of fruit tree?
Not many walks left here. Enjoying it while I can. Off on a bike ride today. Hope I don’t turn into a popsicle!