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.
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.
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!
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! :)