Today i traveled to taos for groceries and animal feed. To get there i have to go over the tippy top of the sangre de christo mts as i am on the eastern slopes and taos sits at the base of the western slopes. Todays trip was extra gorgeous...i mean, its always gorgeous but today was so so spring like. A small storm system made up of fast moving scattered storms that were some keep-you- guessing mix of rain, snow, hail and bright sudden sunshine. I only got fleeting views of the highest, snowcapped peaks since on one curve of the road it would be sunny and then just around the bend would be a hard rain/hail.
the food store portion was uneventful....sometimes it is teeming with queers which is such a treat for me (i tend to grin a lot at everyone like a homo starved fool) but not today...boo.
on the community radio station during the drive there some woman was going on and on about how magical taos is..." a fairy tale life"...and when i got into taos on the multi-lane mainstrip highway full of texans and californians and walmart and mcdonalds and way too much traffic eventually jamming itself through the tiny, oldtown, once groovy streets i had to wonder what fairytales this woman grew up with....
anyway... heres a perfect example of spring weather. Someone down there is getting rained on...it was lightly snow-hailing on me while i took this and when i looked up there was only blue evening sky.