Monthly Archives: January 2018

Walkabout in Albuquerque

Chrissy and I went walkabout in Albuquerque old town this morning. It does not cover very much territory & not much was open in the morning. We had breakfast at Monica El Portal. It was good basic food. I had … Continue reading

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Valle Grande

Valle Grande is a big grassy valley in remains of a caldera of a super volcano. You can see various views in my first three pictures. The last picture is Frijoles Canyon taken from one of the Pueblo dwelling in … Continue reading

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A study of history at Bandelier National Monument

“We live in a continuum that began when we emerged from the earth and continues with our descendants. That is why time has no boundaries for us & why it is so irrelevant. We are not here to make history. … Continue reading

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Ponderosa Pine in New Mexico

Ponderosa pine is certainly one of my favorite ecosystems. It can and sometimes does grow in lowlands, but it dominates the “montane” ecosystem, in this part of New Mexico from elevations of around 7000 feet to about 8000 feet above … Continue reading

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Along the Road in New Mexico

  It is fun to stop at the roadside markers. You find some interesting things that were just overlooked. My first picture show a monument to Glorietta Pass Battle during the Civil War. It was not a big battle in … Continue reading

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Walking around Santa Fe

Walking around Santa Fe, we went past the cathedral. They have lots of statues and monuments that reflect the history. One that I thought really interesting is pictured below. It commemorates the arrival of the Spanish and shows some of … Continue reading

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Pecos Pueblo

The Pecos were a Pueblo people, like those whose dwellings Alex and I visited at Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde. Unlike the settlements in those other two places, the Pecos villages survived on this site into historical times, i.e. the … Continue reading

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe is quiet and quirky. Chrissy and I had lunch at Los Potrillos, a nice Mexican restaurant. The food was very good and the people very nice. The beer in the picture is Modelo Especial. It is not bad … Continue reading

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More on preservation versus conservation

Finished the audio book version of “The Wizard & the Prophet” last week. It was a very interesting book and I recommend it. This week the author – Charles C Mann – is doing the full-court media press. This article … Continue reading

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Tree Farm Visit January 25, 2018

Went down to the tree farms, mostly just to look around.  Ted Garner, from West Fraser Timber, wanted to look at the farms. He read what I wrote about biosolids and wanted to see for himself. I am always happy … Continue reading

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