Used to be a ‘new’ Jersey Girl   : now A Colorado Girl

Monday, October 24, 2011

Not In New Jersey

Can you guess where I am instead? A mountain range with a cotton field in front of it.

The sky above.

And below these fluffy bolls of cotton!

Here is another photo clue since I don’t think you could guess from just cotton.

A field of ready-to-harvest red chilies.

And pecans too, still on the tree!

Harvesting chilies.

We’re in Las Cruces, New Mexico! Just about as far south as you can go and still be in New Mexico. If I was a bird I could fly 40 miles due south of here and be in Mexico! I am staying with Rick’s parents while he has business for three days in a town about an hour and a half north of here. I am trying to eat as much Mexican food as possible and completely avoid Italian restaurants or food! So far, so good.

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Never knew they grew cotton in New Mexico!  Glad to see you arrived safe and sound.

C, me either! But they seem to be even more plentiful than the chile fields.

O.K., I get the chilies and even the pecans (who knew?), but I really thought the “deep south” had the dibs on growing cotton! That is truly bizarre. Not that my feelings are hurt, because even though I live in the south it is not my true home (go NY!).  Have fun in that strange place—-I envy your access to great Mexican food!

Gathering chillies looks a labour intensive job - the weather looks perfect.  My sunny Cornish holiday of a couple of weeks ago is long forgotten as we have returned to rain and much cooler weather here in the north.  Enjoy your break.

No, you are NOT in NJ today (10/29) because if you were you’d be in the middle of a big October snowstorm!!!! Aren’t you sad you are missing it?  I am.

BIgsis, I didn’t know about the cotton either and I’ve been here plenty of times before. This is the first time I’ve seen cotton fields here.

Joyce, very labor intensive! Back breaking work! Our sunny time here is about to be rudely awakened when we get home with around one foot of snow waiting for us.

Bigsis, I am truly sad we are not there to witness this rare early snow. I just hope my trees can hold up without too much damage since they still have leaves. Hopefully our trip home will be uneventful tomorrow when it’s all ove with! We’ll talk soon!

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