The amazing sunsets of northern New Mexico provide plenty of outlets for my obsession with the colors of dusk. The late summer and early fall sunsets have been anything but disappointing this year, even with my recent move 1000 feet down from El Salto into the hidden valley of Valdez.

Introducing Cosmic Dog

Since last October, I've been rehearsing with a band that calls itself Cosmic Dog here in Taos, New Mexico. I believe Chris Burton's original music, which will make a public debut 9pm Friday, April 15th at the Midtown Lounge in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico, is amazing. I'm more excited than I think I have ever been playing his incredible variety of original songs.

The Snow Line Approacheth

As the cloud ceiling receded off of El Salto this afternoon, they revealed the encroaching snow line on Taos Mountain. Less than 1500 feet above me, the reality that winter is almost here is setting in.

Our First Winter in Taos

I moved to Taos to experience actual seasons; and the western slopes of the Sangre de Cristos gave me exactly what I asked for. When the temperatures outside my tiny mountain chalet plummeted to 7 degrees the night before Halloween, we knew it too.

Even the locals, referred to as TaoseƱos, have remarked on the great quantity of snow we received this past season. It was certainly more snow than I had seen in a single winter in my first 37 years. I definitely was not disappointed.