|RV's lined up at the 'trough'.|
|Western decor at the Ranch.|
|Old Mesilla Bookstore.|
I spent Friday night in Las Cruces with a friend. We took pictures of the sunset casting pink light on the Organ Mountains, had a late dinner at a really good little Mexican restaurant that served about three times what one should eat for dinner and stayed up much of the night talking. Saturday I took all day to drive the 2 hours to Silver City. First I went to a grocery across from the University that was sort of a cross between Smiths and Whole Foods. They seemed to have a lot of ‘new age’ foods and organics, plus regular products at a 15% markup. On down University Blvd is the town of Mesilla. There I got wrapped up in a wonderful bookstore on the plaza that has been there for 50 years, still run by the woman who was a little girl when her mother owned it. It’s charming, old, dusty, and full of beautiful antique Navajo Rugs, old time western lamps, Zuni dolls and figurines, and books tumbling around on the shelves as if they were all read on a regular basis.
|City of Rocks State Park, south of Silver City, NM.|
|In the back yard of the bookstore.|
|The church in Mesilla, beautiful, inside and out.|
|Such difference a little water makes. Above: a|
cabbage field near Mesilla. Below: a single
flower blooms above the City of Rocks.
|Symmetry: a Pecan orchard in the Rio Grande Valley.|