Where On Earth Is The Blonde Coyote?

Tumblin LIke A Weed...

Tumblin’ Like A Weed…

According to this just recently neglected blog, I’m still in Scotland. In real time, I’m in the next best place: ever-enchanting New Mexico! Of all the places I love, New Mexico hits closest to Home. This will be my fourth winter here; since 2008, I’ve spent more time in the Turquoise-rich backcountry between Santa Fe and Albuquerque, than anywhere else.

Ecstatic Desert Dogs, Snowy Cerrillos

Desert Dogs, Snowy Cerrillos Hills

The Rover, the Teardrop, the dogs and I rolled into town with no real plan, other than a free place to park for a few nights, but when you’re on the right path, everything works out as it should: within a day I had offers for two housesitting gigs, a sweet cheap off-grid strawbale casita, and half a dozen brunch/ lunch/ dinner invites from old friends.

Arroyo Self-Portrait

Arroyo Self-Portrait, Post-Flood

Now settled, I’ve been spending every spare daylight hour outside, tracing deep arroyos still damp from September floods, revisiting familiar spots and seeking new treasures. Damn, it’s good to be back in this desert!

Four Dog HIke

Four Dog Snow Day Hike

I’ll add some new posts, eventually. I’m still getting caught up on paying gigs. In the meantime, check out these classic Blonde Coyote dispatches from the Land of Enchantment: The Weight of Water, Wilding Horses, Into the Ojito Wilderness, Dog Memory and Galisteo Love Letter. Many more can be found in the A To Z Archives and under Greatest Hits. Enjoy! :) 

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently traveling the backroads from New Mexico to Alaska, writing and living out of a tiny Teardrop camper. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
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7 Responses to Where On Earth Is The Blonde Coyote?

  1. Donna says:

    Welcome back, we have all missed your posts, I am sure! Hope your holidays were grand!

  2. Good to hear from you. And glad to hear you’re back in the Land of Enchantment again. Hey…have you visited Golden Open Space yet? If not, you really should. I’ve been riding there twice the past couple months, and it’s officially one of my most favorite places to ride and explore now. The Los Duendes have been very busy building some very nice trails. But it’s still a fairly new Open Space. It’s a little off-the-path gem for sure. :)

    ~Lisa
    Tijeras, NM

  3. Welcome home! Always glad to see you back!

  4. Great shot with all four dogs, loved the blogs of overseas, beautiful country.

  5. Welcome back to New Mexico! Glad you’re here!

  6. Great to hear that you are back in New Mexico. Love the trees and mountains here in Idaho, but sure do miss our place in New Mexico. We were told when you we moved here to expect lots of snow. We’ve had almost none, but there in New Mexico where we were living just a few months ago – that is where all the snow is. Best to you, Carol

  7. furrygnome says:

    I’ve been wondering where you were too. Really enjoyed your Scotland posts. And glad you’ve found your winter place.

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