In New Mexico

about a half mile from our house the elk come down from the mountain...there were about 30 in this herd..

 this is between Mountainair and Carrizozo on a windy day..that's Z, Robin, Annie and Gail

Our house in the winter

The gate leading to the porch

We walk the dogs in one of the canyons where it's "open range"

"Open range" means there are loose cattle and pens for rounding them up.

Forsythia blooming at the edge of our property

with cherry trees in the background

Winter 2004