Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Friday, August 14, 2009
To understand the beauty of Pecos, you have to know a bit about New Mexico. It is high desert country. Dry, mostly brown, lots of cactus, Pinon and Juniper trees, sagebrush--well, you get the idea. But in Pecos, there are Pine trees, Evergreens, running streams (that actually have water in them). It is lush and lovely.
The Plainview cabin is in the town of Cowles, which consists of a country grocery store. The road which leads to the cabin is closed in winter because it doesn't get plowed. The cabin itself has a living room, with a large stone fireplace and two futon couches/beds. They must be hung on hooks from the ceiling so the mice can't get at them. There is a kitchen, one bedroom, and a bathroom with a stall shower.
The best thing about the cabin is the porch which streches across the front of the cabin. Hummingbird feeders attract many species of those delightful creatures (see Galen Kindleys blog today. It is especially nice when it rains. Happiness is sitting on that porch with my guitar and good friends, singing, drinking a bit of wine, and eating cheese and crackers. This is after a day of hiking one of the many incredible trails in the area. One leads to caves. Another to the top of a mountain with 360 degree views of the area. It's called Hamilton Mesa.
We're heading to Pecos today for the weekend. We haven't been there in two years. My hubby misses it terribly. He is truly at home in the woods, unlike this native New Yorker, who loves the woods once I get there, but getting me there is like tugging a reluctant elephant on a leash. Looking forward to nature, hiking, good company, mah jong games, singing, and good eats.
Wishing everyone a happy weekend. Till next time,