Aug 302015
 
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Photo of last night’s full moon.

Stuffed Green Chiles, Bats and Wildcats, Full Moon and Tea-Dyed Shirts

Yesterday’s morning walk was crisp and awakening. The park where we take our dogs was teaming with nature; butterflies galore (and so late in the season) flitting from flower to flower while hummingbirds danced at their feeders. The cicadas lulling song made for a hypnotic stroll. Later, sitting in the sun with the whiff of rosemary on the air, I was reminded of the glorious beauty of the New Mexico skies above me.

For dinner I made green chiles stuffed with chicken and cream cheese. A very rich and satisfying meal and use of our fabulous green chiles. Simple to make too, just melt your cream cheese in the skillet, add some chopped chiles, stir until heated. Deseed whole chiles if needed, slice open and stuff. Top with grated Mex-cheeses and chopped onions. Bake for twenty minutes or until chiles are tender. Serve with a side of black or refried beans and salad.

Later Saturday, the sky clouded with the late afternoon monsoons and the temperature dropped to a cool seventy-five degrees. As I sat on the edge of the river, I reflected on the early settlers and the hardships they must have endured. Late Friday night we had a visit from a large wild cat. One never knows what one will encounter in the nocturnal hours of a high desert-mountain night. A few nights ago I was near-nipped by a bat. It flew by be, turned around and dove down at my shoulder and flew away. Last night was a full moon and we did get a nice photo as you can see above.

Onto Sunday morning and I am writing as usual. I have added some articles for you: one on celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Rio Grande Theatre down in Las Cruces and all of the wonderful events and entertainment they have planned for September. Also there is another article on the upcoming fall and winter yoga events in New Mexico and why you should try them!

Day-to-day life in New Mexico is much the same as anywhere but with the benefit of our beautiful big skies overhead and the crispness in the air. Today I am attempting to dye white shirts with tea. I am hoping for a nice rustic look. If it turns out I will be blogging it on STYLE Santa Fe (one of my other publications).

Here’s hoping you have a beautiful Sunday with greetings from the Land of Enchantment.

 

CherylYaleBruedigam75luluCheryl Bruedigam, Editor

Discover New Mexico

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