Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Santa Fe: Land of the Prius and Suburu
How long after sunset does the Green Flash occur?
Have you seen the shimmering ghost clouds that effervesce in the black sky an hour or more after sunset?
Some say they are a hundred, a thousand miles up.
The sky definitely shades in every color of the rainbow, red sunsets fade to green and then to blue and black.
Stars cover more than their 180 degree share of the heavens.
The Jemez and the Ortiz and the Sandia and the Sangre de Cristo.
The mountains here create their own weather; each ranch has its own weather.
Quiet city of polite dogs and narrow walled streets; enclosed or exclosed? You can't tell if you're inside or outside the brown adobe walls.
The billboards all advertise watches and jewelry, while cows chew cholla for miles around.
In Santa Fe.