Saturday, March 10, 2007

THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT


Take your choice. Our winter was ridiculous this year. More snow than we have ever had. Plenty of water for our water table. Both of these pictures fit well. Back in the nineteen seventies, I was told by a native "if you don't like our weather, wait fifteen minutes." He was right. Or almost. We had one spell when midweek temperatures were in the 50's and the weekends brought snow in big quantities. That's what you get for living in the high desert and suffering global warming. Sigh.

Our state motto is "The Land Of Enchantment." At one time it was "The Sunshine State". But I think some of our influential citizens moved to Florida and we sold that motto to them. I have no idea how much we got for it. (Albuquerque is known as the Duke City. Don't ask.) On the other hand, we still get more annual sunshine than they do. Nyah, nyah. And we don't have hurricanes. Nor an ocean. But as soon as that big earthquake hits, we may have beach front property for sale.

6 comments:

Toccata said...

Wow, that picture is absolutely stunning. I love the colours.

Catmoves said...

Thank you Toccata. It was sent to me by an Australian lady.

*Goddess* said...

I second that. It's beautiful. Makes a great wallpaper;)

Catmoves said...

Thank you, too, Goddess. Enjoy.

ticblog said...

We're as bad as Albequerque for swift weather changes. Apparently, Alberta is somewhat of a hot spot for studying meteorology - we have 4 different weather systems converging in central Alberta, abusing us with everything from blizzards to tornadoes. Fun stuff!

Thud said...

Always had an urge to visit...seems like I should do so.