The Desert, In Conclusion

Nearly a week ago we woke before dawn (some of us Stayed Up All Night) and drove across the dark desert toward the airport, waving goodbye to Albuquerque as the sun cracked across it, as a handful of lizards and one brave coyote darted in front of the rental car shuttle van and made it to the other side, unscathed.

Since then we’ve been back in our verdant Pennsylvania, big green wet and humming, sweet air, river air, the air from the fiberglass factory. I am sipping coffee in my favorite room of this new cat house— the large screen porch with the sturdy wooden table, looking out onto the yard that bursts with tomatoes, peas, squash rioting, the shade-bearing pines that shield me from alley-view. It is easy to forget that we ever left at all.

 

Introspective Dad, Los Alamos

Introspective Dad, Los Alamos

Rental house had cat mug? Check.

Rental house had cat mug? Check. Santa Fe

Photo courtesy JQ. Santa Fe

Photo courtesy JQ. Santa Fe

Emma, coffee, morning. Santa Fe

Emma, coffee, morning. Santa Fe

Sunset brother. Santa Fe

Sunset brother. Santa Fe

How did I not notice he was wearing this shirt until dinnertime? Dad. Los Alamos

How did I not notice he was wearing this shirt until dinnertime? Dad. Los Alamos

Jake designs an envelope- did you get it yet? Santa Fe

Jake designs an envelope- did you get it yet? Santa Fe

Walking through a former fire. Los Alamos

Walking through a former fire. Los Alamos

Bashful in the wilderness. Jemez Mountains

Bashful in the wilderness. Jemez Mountains

Hot tub full of goo. Jemez Mountains

Hot tub full of goo. Jemez Mountains

Parents of mine. White Rock.

Parents of mine. White Rock.

Kitten in a bookstore, classic. Taos

Kitten in a bookstore, classic. Taos

Cat-themed coffee shop-- who could ask for anything more? Taos

Cat-themed coffee shop– who could ask for anything more? Taos

Taos

Taos

Taos

Taos

Meow indeed. Taos

Meow indeed. Taos

Intricate. Taos

Intricate. Taos

 

Desert kisses to all. Sage and sand and big sky that shows you everything.

 

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About bearicaquinn

Smallish, smushy in the sad parts, certainly destined for cat-lady-dom. Enjoys boats, bikes, black coffee, pug faces, sourdough bread, the morning when you have slept long enough, beards, mountainsides, art, rooftops, etc. Will continue to live in things that are interestingly shaped. So octopus.
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