Last weekend, my son and I took a very quick trip north to visit my Mom. She lives about 3 hours away, near Angel Fire. I have a little cabin at the top of the mountain, whereas she lives at the bottom, by the river. We left in the evening and were amazed at the full moon. The sky was so very bright!! I've heard that the moon is closest to the Earth than ever. Is this true?
We enjoyed our little trip in the silvery night and arrived at my Mom's with no problems. We planned on staying in my cabin overnight. We stayed a little while, visiting with my mom, and then we started up the road in my big truck. It was very icy and I decided to turn around after the truck fishtailed in the road. I'm sure we could have made it but I didn't want to get stuck if it were to snow a lot overnight. There were also deep trenches on the sides of the road for runoff and I certainly didn't want to slide into one of those in the darkness. We went back down the hill and stayed at my Mom's, nice and warm.
I cooked a breakfast of french toast and bacon in the morning. There was a little fresh snow overnight and high winds, but we decided to make a quick trip up the hill to cut the tree on my land. I had no problems this time because of the fresh snow covering the ice patches. There was another big storm coming in later so we had to do this quickly if we were going to get home in fair weather.
Here's Trevor on the porch of my cabin. My cabin sure looks big there!
While we were wandering about in the woods he found a spine and pelvis(?)
I wonder what kind of animal this came from. Any ideas?
We decided to take this tree because it was growing under a large pine. You can't see the top but it really is pretty even though the tree is a bit thin. Hey, New Mexico is not known for premium Christmas trees.
Now for the decorating. We decided not to put lights on it since it's in the middle of the room. The little tree in front lights up and that's what people see from the outside. I shut the blinds for the picture. Usually I leave them open. I like lots of light.
Cut him down - song: Baby Can Dance, artist: Tin Machine, album: Tin Machine