Anne Leonard

New Mexico

My new mountain home

Years ago I moved from Denver to Houston, thinking my time in Texas would just be a detour. At that point I figured I’d return to the Rockies in a few short years. Well, time flies and now it is 30 years, four months and a few days later and I have finally laid the…

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My first (and hopefully not last) book signing

Okay, I was nervous. But the ice broke when I stepped outside to take a photo of my name on the venue and talked a couple walking by into buying my book. I sold some books. Saw many photos of other people’s cats. Heard more than a few lovely cat stories, some sad, some uplifting.…

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Gearing up toward that book signing

I am back in Albuquerque, getting ready to head out for a short hike. Toward that purpose, I booked an Airbnb on the eastern edge of the city. Today, I check into the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. Took a short walk last night to watch the sun set. Also, fittingly enough given I’m here…

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Aspen

The hummingbirds left Tijeras two days ago. There were only one or two juveniles left, and then they were gone. Time for me to move on as well. After a month of non-stop guests and events, I am now on my way south — albeit with a short side trip to the north to Santa…

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The Zen of Camping

Ah camping. Why leave my snug summer home in a mountain valley to spend two nights trying to stay dry and warm in front of a sputtering fire? As Mike used to say, quoting a Dilbert cartoon, why don’t we just sleep in the garage and eat bugs? To answer my own question, there was…

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