Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Pecans, Chiles, and Mountains All Around

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.

That sky!

Heading home again, this time with a view of the Robledo Mountains.


Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

I saw that very sky on my early morning shopping trip to Lowe's today. It was very striking!

Margie's Musings said...

That is all so beautiful!

Mrs Shoes said...

A very different view from what I see around me here in the Great White North. Beautiful, but a little ice cube like me would melt in triple digit heat!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Stunning beauty ... and I'll take a bushel of green please ;>) (I wish!)