Thursday, September 16, 2010

I dream of Albuquerque

My friend and fellow blogger Stephanie (Hooking, Knitting & Living) asked this morning where I would rather be and the first thing that came to my mind was this place.  It's a park along the Rio Grande River in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  We visited there almost four years ago in November and it's just so beautiful with the golden grass and the yellow cottonwoods along the river.

Right now in Victoria it's grey and misty and has been for almost the past week.  This is not what I call September weather.  So in my mind I'm going to Albuquerque today.

This year we're staying here in Victoria over the winter.  We're not heading to Mexico as we have done for the past three years.  Our rental house needs major work and so we'll be knee deep in renovations and painting for a few months.  Perhaps we'll manage to take a short holiday somewhere nice (Mexico, New Mexico, Cuba...?) anyway somewhere warm.  It all depends on how the work goes.

Meanwhile I dream of Alburquerque with the golden grass.  Outside my window its montone grey with a hint of dark green.  What's it like outside your window?


  1. Hi Joanna, I'll look at the grass and trees for you and hope my eyes see something as beautiful as your photo. I'm going to the Balloon Festival in Albuquerque in early Oct.

  2. Oooh. Lucky you. Take some photos for your blog ok?

  3. Thanks for coming along while I escape. All the different places we can call paradise - so reflective of what we each need. It does look like peace and quiet figures in big-time.

  4. The colors...this photo is gorgeous. I want to go there, too, right after I finish hiking with Stephanie on those cliffs.

  5. I see cars and drunks outside my window as it is Saturday night in NYC. I often escape to Alburquerque for peace and quiet.
    My friends there call it Aberquirky.
    X David, NYC

  6. Hi David, thanks for visiting here. I think that Albequirky is a perfect name for a special spot. I like your blog and your illustrations.


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