Monthly Archives: October 2020

The Bosque in October: A Final Encore

By Dr. Denise R. Ames October is winding its way to the end. Halloween is around the corner, signifying the end of the harvest and the end of October. My favorite month is about to close. But I took a … Continue reading

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A Stroll through Kit Carson Park: October in New Mexico

by Dr. Denise R. Ames As I have said before, October is my favorite month! I take every chance to take a hike where I can admire the October leaves as they are turning. At Kit Carson Park, the leaves … Continue reading

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Balloons over Albuquerque: A Magical October Moment

By Dr. Denise R. Ames Bright blue skies filled with colorful hot air balloons dangling above in the early morning light. A magnificent site? Well, regrettably, not this year. The Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico, my home-town, is an … Continue reading

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The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Garden and Message

by Dr. Denise R. Ames “True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.” … Edith Wharton The Mount, the 10-year home of author Edith Wharton, is a lovely expanse of wooded trails, sumptuous gardens, and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Hidden Hill: Hidden from Plain Sight

by Dr. Denise R. Ames October is my favorite month! It is a month that inspires reflection, at least it does for me. I felt immersed in a reflective mood when I visited Hidden Hill in Craryville, New York, about … Continue reading

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U-Pick in New York: Fruits, Vegetables, and Values

By Dr. Denise R. Ames I love the fall season, my favorite. And October is the best month of all! New Mexico, my home state, is a fall wonderland—but the first few weeks of October find me in upstate New … Continue reading

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Bayo Canyon Trails: A Glimpse into our Past

by Dr. Denise R. Ames I love to hike, not just for the exercise although that is important too, but it is a time that I feel a deep connection with nature. Hiking the Bayo Canyon Trails gave me a … Continue reading

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