Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

  Shiprock, or Tsé Bitʼaʼí, "rock with wings" in Navajo, stands alone in the northwestern New Mexico desert. It is within the Navajo Nation, and is sacred to their people, playing a part in many Navajo legends. Shiprock is a volcanic formation, made of rocks that solidified underground in the throat of a volcano about 27 million …

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A Christmas Carol in Denver 2017: Review

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens * Adapted by Richard Hellesen * Music by David de Berry * Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson * DCPA Theatre Company at the Stage Theatre, 12/20/17 Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843. It quickly became such a success that the novella hasn't been out of print since. …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 Favorites

This is a wild juvenile roadrunner, the state bird of New Mexico. For a few weeks this summer, this guy kept following smaller wild birds through the small (5' long x 1' tall) tunnel that my backyard chickens use to move between their coop and run in the backyard and their free range space in …

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The Adventures of Max and Koko, 2 Dogs in the Duke City

This is Max (below). He's very old, going on 15. He's usually in this position, in other words, sleeping, unless someone says his name and the word "walk' in the same sentence. Then suddenly he's a puppy again. Otherwise he's within 5 feet of wherever I am in the house or yard, 10 feet at …

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Welcome to DesertWitches

We are Cathy and Sarah, a mother and daughter pair who live in the high desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This blog will be the place for us to post our lighthearted, frivolous hobby and interest sorts of posts. Some of our interests include gardening, travel, wildlife watching, cooking, painting furniture, chickenkeeping, music, and trying out homemade personal care recipes.