New Mexico United

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This is a recent mural for the New Mexico United  Soccer Team that formed in 2018, and played their first match on March 9, 2019, which ended in a 1 – 1 draw against Fesno FC . New Mexico United formed after The University of New Mexico cut many of their sports programs, including the soccer team, because of various scandals and money issues caused by the UNM basketball and football programs. Go figure why UNM chose to punish other sports for the sins of the football and basketball programs, but that gives you a clue about The Curse New Mexico flag in the mural. The Curse New Mexico is the official supporters group of New Mexico United. “The curse of New Mexico” comes from “The curse of Lew Wallace”, the first governor of New Mexico, Civil War hero and author of “Ben-Hur”, who wrote to his wife in Indiana shortly after arriving in New Mexico that “All calculations based on our experiences elsewhere fail in New Mexico.”

United New Mexico is currently 10th overall in the 2019 Western Conference Standings.

 

Sunset & Hawk

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Below is a Red-Tailed Hawk that was in an apple tree in Wagner’s orchard nextdoor. The first two photos were taken this morning, and remaining photos where taken this evening after sunset. The mud had dried a little in the evening, so I walked across the field to get closer photos. The hawk flew which allowed me to get backlit photos of it flying.

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Sandhill Cranes missiling over the orchard on their way to the river.
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Resa’s tree from the ditch bank.

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Silly Goose
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Robin’s Tree from the backside.

Six x Six

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A wide-angle looking east. The Sandias are blocked by clouds.

They kitties and I got up at 6:30 this morning to find 6 inches (15.24 centimeters) of snow on the ground and no power. Since we have our own well, no power means no water. Fortunately, we have a gas stove and keep bottled water on hand, so I could make coffee. Power was restored around 10:45 am, so it had been off 6 hours or longer. We did have cell service, so I was able to call the power company to make sure they knew we were without power. Then the kitties and I went out at 7:00 am, played in the snow and took photos.

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Resa’s tree
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Electric meter.
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Echinacea cone heads
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View looking west along the neighbor’s fence.
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View looking north.
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Catio
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Looking west down our road before anyone had driven on it.