After another busy holiday season I decided to realign my compass enjoy a bit of stillness, work quietly with intention and fill my pockets, so to speak. I'm reopening my etsy shop the first of February. In the mean time... Eric and I drove out to Cibola National Wildlife Refuge to visit out seasonal friends.
The last of the cottonwood leaves rattling in the breeze
We took Martay as part of our doggie enrichment program, Banjo was enjoying beach life in Laguna.
"These are Canadian Geese Mart". I bet you didn't know Yorkies were bird dogs, he points with his ears and boy howdy was he getting his ears full.
This pond was filled with snow geese but I was enjoying the green flash on the mallard heads, since we had just finished shopping for rocks, I was thinking about malachite, malachite mallards.
The sun was slanting turning the desert fluff into pretty torches.
Birds of a feather do like to flock together, snow geese take off…
Eric vowed next time to record the sounds at Cibola. Ha, you can never observe the ducks and geese without laughing yourself, they really can yuk it up but the little burrowing owls are as silent as the night. Tiny and adorable they could easily fit in your hand.
They grow alfalfa and sometimes blue herons.
Cibola or The Seven Cities of Gold. We stayed til the golden hour and watched the thatch of the mowed cornfields light up while the Cranes picked and squabbled. Their sounds are what I appreciate the most, like creaky wooden ships, an absolute delight!
( Note ; corn and hayfield in the background both crops are of exacting height and space not a renegade to be found, you could make a chalkline. Farmland makes me feel messy :)
The gorgeous full moon was a nice bonus, one I appreciated.
I'm back home and out hiking this morning, visiting my deer friends. Weather here has been dry, windy and hot with no winter in sight. The driest winter in recorded history as a matter of fact and this is not good.
We are on fire watch and I watched the tiny, I mean gnat sized planes and helicopters try and do something about this, just a few miles away and it doesn't look good, the wind for now seems to be blowing towards it. We had a pretty good sized earthquake yesterday which I slept through and now this. It feels like Mother Earth is striking back.
I hope all is well in your neck of the woods dear friends. If you need me I'll be working with the music turned up LOUD.
Best wishes, xo, Ro