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August - 20 - 2016

I stood at the window and watched a wild turkey parade go by this morning, across the driveway and up the hill into the pinons. One, two, three, four, five, six, eight, ten, twelve, and finally fourteen if I counted correctly. They are so goofy and regal at the same time, scurrying and bobbing their ugly heads as if they don’t know how unattractive they are, holding themselves very erect. At that moment they unquestionably owned that spot of ground on which they stand. It reminded me of a dozen other wild turkey stories, which is what New Mexico is  [ Read More ]

March - 6 - 2015

  This is a repost of an old article I wrote when I lived in northeastern New Mexico. Both of the images here are Beatles posters that I have hanging either in my bathroom or in the hallway on the whitewashed walls of my Santa Fe home.  I’ve thought about this post a lot in the past several weeks. I’m now selling homes for Keller Williams Santa Fe, and I show amazingly beautiful, architecturally pleasing homes every day of the week. I’ve often wondered whether my Beatles posters would be appropriate in those homes. Most of the walls in the  [ Read More ]

January - 22 - 2013

  The rules of blogging are very clear.  Never, ever, ever apologize for not posting.  But I have to say to those of you who are faithful followers of I Love New Mexico – Sorry.  I’ve had some niggling health issues, and I’m working very hard on them, but that doesn’t keep me from being a devoted follower of everything New Mexican.  I’m back, mostly, and I plan to get on track with posting about the things we love best here in the Land of Enchantment. I decided to create a new feature for 2013 – my list of New  [ Read More ]

April - 24 - 2012

You all know I’m a lake girl, right?  Grew up on a boat or behind a boat or wishing I was on a boat, at Ute Lake. I’ve always been pretty certain Ute Lake is perfect – lower at times than I’d like it to be, but still consistently beautiful and definitely home to me.  The only thing we’ve really been missing has been a concession of some sort.  A place where you could park the boat, grab a burger and a Dr. Pepper, or a cold beer if that’s your style. . . Well, now we have it.  12 Shores at  [ Read More ]

August - 11 - 2011

I’m a lucky girl.  I get to look at this view every morning.  See, I live at Ute Lake, in northeastern New Mexico, a place that few New Mexicans even know exists.  Born and raised in Logan, and spent my summers on a boat on the water.  Thanks to Albert and Anna Lee Henry, there was an entire boatload of girls (Shelley, Glena, Robin, Louise and I, and sometimes others if we were inclined to include them) on the water every day when I was in high school.  Some of my best memories are of those summers when we were young  [ Read More ]

July - 21 - 2011

I spent the morning showing property to someone who mirrored my thoughts.  We were talking about how many people didn’t know Ute Lake existed and she said, “There are so many hidden gems in New Mexico. . .”  That’s probably the main reason I write this blog – I want folks out there to know what we’re made of , that New Mexico isn’t just what you see from the interstate or from episodes of “Breaking Bad” (although I do love Breaking Bad).  But there’s only one of me, and I know there are dozens (hundreds) of you out there who  [ Read More ]

July - 16 - 2011

We’re waiting on the rain here in northeastern New Mexico.  Quay County has had some sporadic, crazy storms recently – the Collins Ranch 16 miles east of here got six inches of rain a couple of nights ago, while my house got a tenth of an inch.  We’re mostly dry, dry, and dry again. . .which means that Ute Lake is daily losing water to evaporation.  We want another six inch rain, but somewhere up the Ute Creek so that the lake will start filling up again. Waiting on the rain and talking about going on the lake got us  [ Read More ]

February - 19 - 2011

  It’s really true – a picture is worth a thousand words.  I took these pictures yesterday so that you’d know what Ute Lake looks like in February, at least this week in February.  We’ve been blessed with some amazing weather, and I’m always blessed with the lake out my back door.  It’s 127 steps from my back step to the water’s edge.  Lucky me. For those of you who don’t know Ute Lake http://bit.ly/g1bh3R, it’s in northeastern New Mexico, Quay County to be exact, four miles west of Logan.  It’s an Interstate Streams lake, which means that it maintains  [ Read More ]

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