“How can you live in the desert when you love gardening?” or “What’s it like to live with no water?”
I’ve heard these questions and more during the more than a decade since we moved to New Mexico. To be accurate I don’t live in the desert, I live on the Plains, up against the
Sandia Mountains. Yes, it can be dry, like this time last year…I hadn’t had to mow yet.
Then we have a few rain ‘events’ like this and next thing you know:
It’s green as far as the eye can see
Out here that’s pretty darned far. My mower is getting a workout but I’ve fallen way behind in gardening chores.
The trumpet vine is threatening to take over the side of the house, producing even more of a wild and crazy look. Life has taken an abrupt jolt with the addition of a long time friend who needed a place to settle and get better. And I needed something to give me a push to get back to my writing. In between doing battle with the local equivalent of lawn AKA weeds!
Life does not suck.