Sandia Mountain on the Turquoise Trail

This was an incredible excursion for us flat-landers. The mountains we're used to are the Blue Ridge in the Virginias and Carolinas. Average elevation there is around 4,000 feet. The mountains in New Mexico average double that and sometimes more. Sandia Mountain, so named for its rosy colored granite on the western face (not on … Continue reading Sandia Mountain on the Turquoise Trail

Fog In The Valleys

Rain, soft as dew Bringing clouds to earth Filling creek beds anew Hoofbeats of rain That break branches from trees Wreaking havoc with traffic Troubles come in threes Heavy gray clouds Lighten as they give way to mist That become ghost masses Suspended over water Filling all space between peak and schist © Sept. 10, … Continue reading Fog In The Valleys