Petroglyph National Monument

Only a few minutes from Santa Fe plaza, and next to Santa Fe airport, this National park is absolutely amazing. Looking for a nice hike, early in the morning we drove a few miles to see history created by the Pueblo Indians. To describe this site with words doesn’t do it justice. We parked and walked to the base of several cliffs covered in volcanic rocks. Grass, and a carpet of beautiful wild flowers, bordering them almost framing each rock, so they can be visible from miles away. A brisk hike took us to a group of rocks covered in drawings. So vivid and clear as it was done recently. Images of birds, horses, lizards, and circle of life covered many of their surfaces. Some images were difficult to interpret, we did our best!!

From the very top of the cliffs the view of the open land is breathtaking, knowing it was created by lava pouring down from 6 volcanos almost 200,000 years ago traveling down for many miles and finally settling down creating cliffs, were we stood enjoying this perfect view.

I am looking forward to come back for the history, the view, and the hike that brought us to this unique place. A perfect place for the entire family.

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Poinsettias for Every room in the House

Euphorbia pulcherrima, with more than 100 varieties it gets its common English name from Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who introduced the plant to US in 1825. We also found out poinsettia leaves can come in orange, pale green, cream, pink, white, or even marble colors.

They are beautiful around the house as extra red and green to add to the festive holiday decorations, and also a nice hostess gift.

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