Hold On

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A black and yellow dragonfly showed up. It was timid at first, but finally let be get close enough to get some clear shots. There was another dragonfly that looked to be all black, but it never let me get close enough to see what color rally was.

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I Mustache You A Question

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“Do you, by chance, have anymore rats?”  Blue was hunting, and giving me her “please feed me” looks while I was working on the darkroom. I just fed her last week, but it’s been warm, so she thinks she ready for a couple more rats. She’s not always the best model because when she’s out of her cage she won’t hold still — always looking for some trouble to get into — but she was really getting into some great poses between her begging, being pitiful and acting cute. Tristan came up with the title.

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Adobe Sculpture

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Another garden on the Corrales Garden Tour had adobe sculpture in various states of dissolution. Adobe sculpture is a little like longer lasting sand paintings, but instead of erasing them at sundown, the adobe sculptures slowly erode back into the earth.

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Rammed Earth & Native Grasses

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“This integral arrangement — minimalist home of rammed earth walls, plus native grasses — works perfectly as a unit.” reads the introduction to the writeup on the Roger and Mary Downey Garden for the Corrales Garden Tour we went on last weekend. The house sits in the center of the property surrounded by native grasses. Since this is only late spring, the grasses are just starting to grow. The grasses are best seen in the fall when they have reached their full heights and display their varied colors — colors that are reflected in the rammed earth construction of the house.

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South face of the house. The interior shots below show the rooms from left to right in this photo.
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Artists were painting various scenes.
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Stand alone bedroom with its one bathroom.
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Entry and long hall on the north side of the house.
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Livingroom and kitchen
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Kitchen
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Master bedroom
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Master bath
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Long hall leading to the last room on the east end of the house.
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The last room on the right (east end of the house) has a display of figurines, a throw rug and a frosted glass table.
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Interesting ceiling in the last room on the right.
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Looking down the hallway back toward the entrance from the last room on the right.

 

Rat Salad

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Open our refrigerator and you will find everything you need to make a balanced, gourmet meal: eggs, rats, pasta, vegetables, fruit, bread, milk and cheese.

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Huevos Rancheros — corn tortillas, Mexican four cheese blend, salsa and three eggs sunny side up.

 

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Breakfast Enchiladas — eggs, sausage, vegetables and spices wrapped in corn tortillas, covered with Mexican four cheese blend and a tomatillo/jalapeño sauce.