The smoke from all the fires out West has now settled in Santa Fe. While it makes a lovely sunset timelapse, it’s not very good for the lungs. Climate change is not something for the future… the future is here. The last photo shows what the view is without all the haze.
We explored a nice trail in the Pecos National Historical Park near the Forked Lightening Ranch house. The ranch was formerly owned by Greer Garson and was donated to the park after her death. The trail winds around the pasture and down along the Pecos River.
This area off the Pecos exit of I-25 (located near the Santa Fe Ntl Forest) had always been a Baptist summer camp. New owners have transformed it into Glorieta Adventure Camp. Behind the original Glorieta Baptist church, are now bike trails, developed in conjunction with the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society. More info at trailforks.com
Listened to the free concert on the Santa Fe plaza given by Ozomatli and then up to the rooftop bar at La Fonda for some $12 margaritas. Nice views of roof ductwork, the Jemez Mt.s and the Loretto Chapel.
Finally had a big downpour last week that gave us about 2 inches. After, I hiked over the greenbelt to try to find spadefoot toads which come out after the rains to party. I can always hear them but I never can find any : (
In a previous post, we put up a box to help the house finches make a nest. They made a nest that finally didn’t blow out of the portal. Since then, we’ve been worried about the 4 eggs they laid… as we’ve seen very little of Mom and Dad.
I decided to try a shot with the iphone and a mirror and it looks like we have 4 chicks.
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