Thursday, July 14, 2011

What's Not to Love, for Skywatch





Here in southern New Mexico, land of 

little rain 
big sky 
and sizzling green chile

We love our water
We love our blue skies
And we love our chile fields

When we see all three together
We stop and take pictures 

*****

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28 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures, Clairz! Love those blue, blue skies and I, too, love the chiles!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Linda in New Mexico said...

Glad you got some of the wet stuff. These are wonderful vistas for New Mexicans.
I must have angered the rain gods cuz we (my neighborhood) hasn't gotten anything except sprinkles. Other parts of Burque got great buckets and splashes, but alas, I musta been a bad girl. Linda

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the fields.

Liz said...

Beautiful scenes. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

EG Wow said...

And I'm glad you DID stop to take this photo. :)

Kim, USA said...

Great country side landscape. ^_^ And the sky is so blue looks like it going to be a hot day.

SWF

ewok1993 said...

love the first shot a lot. happy skywawtching.

Steffi said...

Beautiful captures,Clairz!have a great weekend and enjoy it!

Mark Kreider said...

There's going to be one heck of a pile of chilis when that crop comes in. I have one thai chili and one habanero plant in this years garden lol!

becky said...

Clair, I just LOVE this post! :)
BTW, on my way back in Aug, I plan to drive thru Hatch- I believe it was "Sparky's" that you said had the best green chile cheese burger- am I correct?

clairz said...

Yes, Becky. Don't miss Sparky's! When you order a green chile cheeseburger they just call out to the cook: "One world's best!" Don't forget the green chile cheese fries. And the pineapple cole slaw. Oops, and the green chile mango shake. That ought to hold you!

James said...

These are great shots! I was just in Northern New Mexico and I think it's a beautiful state.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have got that exactly right Clair! (Travelers would stop and take that picture too... because we love all those things as well).

Emzkie said...

wow! those are beautiful pictures.

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Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos, Clair. I love the second one, with the mountains!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Dhemz said...

awesome shots! love your header btw...thanks for dropping by @ explorerminded.com

Genie said...

I am always shooting our fields here in the country so I really appreciate the beauty of these captures. Lovely photography. Genie
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Karen said...

Terrific blue skies!

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely shots
happy SWF

Joyful said...

Beautiful and the skies are so blue.

Birdman said...

That looks like a lot of water. Farmers happy?

clairz said...

Birdman, nope--the farmers are desperate for water. Their allotment from the irrigation district was something like 1/12 of what they would get in a normal year, and they still have to pay the same amount and then pay to pump from ground wells (or buy well water from neighboring farms). It's a dry, dry year.

Owlfarmer said...

Central Market puts on a Hatch Chili festival every year. These shots assure me that it's not far off, and maybe makes the summer feel a little shorter. Maybe.

It's a good thing them there peppers can take a bit of drought--mine are about the only denizens of the garden that haven't completely given up the ghost.

Randy said...

I can almost smell the aroma of green chili being roasted here in town! Thank you for you wonderful comment.

Arija said...

Beautiful shots, but what a waste of water where there is little rain! Flood-irrigation was phased out here quite some time ago. Water is a precious resource here and not to be wasted in needlessly being evaporated in this way.

Kate said...

Wonderful photos to illustrate your commentary!

Admin said...

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Georgia said...

Love your photos (and would love some chilis)! Always so pretty. Just wanted to let you know btw finally got the post up about my chicken nipples :0)