In addition to lighting the dark nights, decorating the Christmas tree is central to holiday celebrations here. Longtime Taoseños remember going by buggy or pickup truck with their families to cut a Christmas tree in the mountains.
Back in the summer, you may have read in this column about the statewide native plant photo contest, "Snap That Plant!" sponsored by the Native Plant Society of New Mexico.The results …
Yerba de la sangre is often mistaken for holly due to the shape of its leaves.
Count volunteers follow specified routes, counting every bird they see or hear all day. It's not just a species tally. All birds are counted all day, giving an indication of the total number of birds in the circle that day.
I look for an impressive entree that I can prepare ahead: something I can combine with a couple of elegant but easy side dishes and create a memorable meal that tells my companions how important they are to me.
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