I am a morning walker. Specially here in New Mexico. Because – 1 it’s not humid and 2 the mornings are very cool. Nice. So far this year Albuquerque has had a lot of rain and water from snow melt and you can see it in the roses.
And, these are only a few of the ones in my daughter’s neighborhood . . . . . .
These are all grafted roses, that while we can grow them down our way, they do require a lot of hands-on attention. Here? Not so much. Ok – one or two more
Then I saw this – running down the street in front of my daughter’s house! As many times as I come here, it’s the first road runner I’ve actually seen
And these guys were in a neighboring yard . . .
Yeah, yeah – yard art but who knew you
might find Pink Flamingos in Albuquerque!
This big yard art sculpture has been a staple in her neighborhood.
Hmmmm - I don’t know
My youngest middle granddaughter graduated from high school! Yea! I'll tell you what - start to finish including speeches, songs, marching in and out, they graduated all 300+ in one hour.
If you haven’t been to the Albuquerque Botanical Garden, you should go. Go in the spring because after Memorial Day, everything turns brown. It was very pretty though and I think we walked about 735 miles – maybe more. I saw a whole list of things I’d like to grow but don’t because it’s humid where I live -humid and hot and humid for 98% of the year.
Hellebore – Lenten Rose
Included in the Botanical Garden is a Butterfly House and a Bugporiam (which is a building full of bugs – caged bugs – sorta interesting considering they’re all bugs - oh, bugs and rat moles which are a bit icky).
And there is a small Aquarium – full of, well yes, fish.
Today we are off to The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. More to come.
17 May 2019