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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Alburqueque and the end of the world

I spent the weekend in New Mexico visiting a friend. That place is flat and boiling hot. I like a good, blazing sun right up until 90 degrees. That temperature is my "no one should live here ever" threshold. Walking was like be chased by the sun.
sun friend
Albuquerque has a weird flatness that seems like it's just waiting for rolling dark clouds of the Apocalypse to cover the landscape. Something about the visual proportion of sky to ground is a perfect backdrop for clouds of destruction. Maybe it was the crystal clarity of the sky; the clouds are so defined they look unreal.
Fake!
The flora and fauna reinforces the doom vibe. Everything I saw was spiky and twisty. I quite liked that squash plants look like they can cut you. I like my plants like I like my jewelry - pointy.
For dinner, squash and bloody hands.
Lest you think I didn't enjoy myself, all of these things count in Albuquerque's favor. I like a little edge on a place.

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6 comments:

  1. And here I thought you liked your plants like you liked your coffee: covered in beeeees.

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    1. Everything is better cover in beeeeees!

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  2. All I can think of is Bugs Bunny saying, Last stop Albekirky.As if it is in fact the end of the world. Hope you had a lovely visit.
    Love,
    Shalagh

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    1. Did have a great visit. As far I'm concerned it is now the end of the world for me. Kinda inspiring, kinda creepy.

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  3. And... you had two of the coolest days of June ... in honor of your leaving, we are back to near 100 today.

    I went to Santa Fe yesterday and escaped into only 85 degree high.

    I am thinking about dipping into my chocolate box, but maybe I will wait for you to write about it!

    COME BACK!

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    1. Aw, the sun misses me! I remember thinking 80 degrees was so balmy it would be easy to sleep. Chocolate box is on deck! Husband-cat and I working our way through them methodically. Only two boxes & barks left. We are good at eating.

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