7.28.2011

Wildflowers in New Mexico

My dear hubby and I decided to escape the heat of Texas for a few days.  We took a little trip over to the Mountains of New Mexico.  We stayed in Red River, New Mexico.  It was wonderful!


It was so nice there.  It was like Springtime in Texas (only it was New Mexico).


I had a great time snapping pictures of all the beautiful flowers that were everywhere.


There were so many colors and textures and sizes that I was like a little kid in a candy store.


I especially enjoyed the wildflowers.  (They look better in the enlarged version of the picture)


Our spring in Texas was so short that we didn't get our fill of the beautiful spring weather or flowers this year so, it was an especially nice time for me.


I saw many flowers that I recognized but there were lots that I didn't.  Some were similar to Texas Wildflowers.


  In Texas this year, we don't have too many flowers because of the heat.  It is soooooo hot this year that the land is burning and to make things worse we are having terrible drought.  


I don't usually feel this way, but this year, I am longing for winter to come back.  I have always enjoyed every season but lately we have had a little too much summer.  Somehow things must have got mixed up because I think this is supposed to be how summer is in the Desert.


I am thankful though, because it forced us to go a little farther out of our usual comfort zone of travel.  


We enjoyed New Mexico so very much that we are already planning our next trip.


We were shocked at the effect of the altitude though.  We had been to Colorado a couple years ago and had no ill effects.  Not so in the Mountains of New Mexico.  Just a one block walk would have us breathing like we had run a foot race.  Thankfully it got better after the first couple of days.


I hope you enjoyed my wildflower pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.  I know some of them are pretty common wildflowers but, I just enjoy them so very much.


Until Next Time
Debbie
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4 comments:

Send Flowers Online said...

Wow these pics are so lush and splendid! Thanks for providing some visual relief over here.

Darla said...

Glad you got a break from the heat, it has been miserable here in FL too. Nice wildflowers!

Grace said...

Pretty flowers. I hope it cools down soon.

Landbohaven said...

Jeg kom lige forbi din blog.
Gode billeder.
Smukke blomster.
Tak for rundvisningen.