Thursday, November 23, 2006

Leaving but Thankful

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving by driving to Albuquerque for the long flight home. We've had an amazing trip and we're already making plans with Caroline & crew for a repeat confluence next year. That is, when we're not scheming about moving out here....

It's before dawn and Liam and I have just finished an early soak in the hottub. Now we're watching the sun come up, showing us the direction we'll be heading home. Since we're all packed up I'm hoping to get out to the little patch of desert near the tiniest of creeks where the mountain bluebirds bathe each morning. It's just a few hundred yards up the road. That will be my last bit of birding before we hit the highway.

Here's an image of a favorite section of a mountain path in the Wild Rivers Natural Area, just above the confluence of the Red River and Rio Grande in northern NM.

May your path always lead upward. May the stones roll out of your passway. And may you reach the top of the mountain while the sun still shines and the golden eagle still soars.

Hoping you and yours have an enjoyable Thanksgiving (and lots to be thankful for).


On November 23, 2006 at 11:01 PM Mary said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Bill, and may you enjoy NUMEROUS experiences like this. Thanks for sharing all you see and enjoy.