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The Rio Grande: A River of Myth and Imagination

By Dr. Denise R. Ames The Rio Grande, a river of myth and imagination, winds its way through my hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The river’s source lies high in the San Juan mountains located in south-central Colorado. The river … Continue reading

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The Sandhill Cranes are Back in Albuquerque!

By Dr. Denise R. Ames November is always a special month for me—flocks of Sandhill Cranes winter in my hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Albuquerque warmly welcomes the migrating visitors by providing open space fields of grains specially planted for … Continue reading

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New Mexico’s Acequia’s: A Stroll Through the Past

By Dr. Denise R. Ames I like the word acequias, it has a nostalgic ring to it. They are also a vital part of the culture of my hometown of Albuquerque, and the northern areas of New Mexico and southern … Continue reading

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Seven Take-aways from the 2020 Election!

By Dr. Denise R. Ames The election of 2020 is behind us (well, almost). I feel compelled to comment on what has happened and what we may encounter in the future. Here are my top seven takeaways from the tumultuous … Continue reading

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The Sandia Mountain Foothills: Nature’s Best

By Dr. Denise R. Ames November has just dawned. Although October is my favorite month, November in Albuquerque comes in second. It is usually sunny, cool, with light winds at the most. Perfect weather for hiking in the foothills of … Continue reading

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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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