I don't know what's gotten into me; I've had a baaaad case of blogger's ADHD, lately. I'll process the photos for one post, then by the time I get around to writing it, something else interesting has happened and I'll want to post about that, instead...with the result that I don't post anything at all. Perhaps there's something about July; I only managed to eke out a few posts this month last year, as well.
At any rate, I'd promised myself that I'd sit down and write a little something before this month was up - and I've got two hours left of July, so here I am.
We just returned from a lovely trip to Santa Fe for my firm's office retreat. Despite the fact that it rained on us for much of the trip, we had a marvelous time. For four days, the seventeen of us ate, rafted, squelched through the mud, admired New Mexico's finest scenery, talked about how to improve upon our office systems, and ate some more (my firm family loves to eat, too; I was not destined to be skinny). We even got to sneak in a little side trip to see our dear friends Dick & Elizabeth, and I also had what might quite possibly have been the best massage I've ever had (ask for Wanda...she magically made even the most persistent knots in my back disappear - and they are still gone, five days later). It had probably been fifteen years since I'd been to Santa Fe, and I'm already ready to go back.
Here are a few shots from our trip:
One of my favorites, a Hipstamatic shot of the Rio Grande Gorge.
The koi pond at Ten Thousand Waves.
Amazingly tame hummingbirds at Dick & Elizabeth's house. I was just a few inches from these little guys, and they were oblivious (if you want to see a truly gorgeous hummingbird photo, click the "Coyote's Camera" link to the left of this page).
Best thing about New Mexico: the evocative skies, so beautifully framed by the terrain -
The Land of Enchantment, indeed.