Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Our 2nd Autumn in Albuquerque

Tomorrow is the Autumnal Equinox here in the northern hemisphere.  A nice wet storm front has arrived here in Albuquerque. Temperatures are in the 60's this morning and the high will probably not exceed 80 today.  This is our second September living in the foothills of Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Now that we are in the city, I do miss Autumn at our old mountain home, the big mountain skies, gorgeous sunrises and all the native plants and trees that were growing all around us.

We had 7/10ths of an acre and over a 100 pinon trees growing there.

All that's left of our mountain home memories
We've planted many colorful flowers outside our new home which is on a much smaller lot.

Our front door

We do have one pinon tree.

And  a large Maple in the front yard
And lovely flowers in pots

The backyard is slowly being re-landscaped to our liking.

Our roses are blooming...

along with zinnias...

...and marigolds...

and a small vegetable garden

We have a nice patio in the backyard

We planted a small patch of zoysia grass that is filling in nicely

There's a patio roof to provide cool shade on this western side of the house

Over our back fence is the Casa Grande Linear Park
We have a lovely Silk Tree and plenty of bird feeders
and bird bath servicing the abundant bird population
Added a pink camilia bush this week to our frontyard gated courtyard

The courtyard off our master bedroom facing east toward the Sanda Mountains provides a nice retreat

The annual International Balloon Fiesta starts in a week and a half.

Update: Friday, October 2, 2015  

We can see some of the balloons to the west from our house.  Here are some balloons I saw this morning from my backyard the day before the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta:

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you are getting things just the way you want. I think it takes a few years to figure out what we want to change. Usually some things go right away, replaced by our favourites but it takes time to live with things to see what would work best.
    I am surprised at your variety since you are in such a dry place. Very pretty.