On my pre-sunrise walk this morning, I saw pecan orchards to the right of me with the Organ Mountains in the distance...
...and chiles to the left of me with the Dona Ana Mountains in the distance.
The chile plants are almost ready for harvest, and they smelled so good.
There are even a few red chiles peeking out. I'm guessing that this field will be picked for green chiles soon. As my Bill will tell you, there is nothing in the world like a green chile cheeseburger. Other folks will take a green chile right out of the roaster (where the outer skin is burned off), stuff it with some cheese, and eat it out of hand. Mmm, that first green chile of the season!
In some cases, the farmer will wait for all the chiles to turn red. Red chiles can be eaten fresh or dried for future use.