In 2016 when I spent my first summer in New Mexico, I planned on eventually exploring other corners of the West. Well, I was warned this is the Land of Entrapment, which is the local’s spin on the official state motto: Land of Enchantment.
Consider me now officially among the trapped and loving every moment of it. The cats and I arrived at our new Sandia Park home on Wednesday. The views are even more magnificent than I recalled. And since I only saw the house in early March, now that spring has burst the landscaping is much better than I’d hoped for.
A case in point is the blooming lilac and gooseberry bushes, which I haven’t experienced since I moved to Texas 30 years ago.