Sunday, February 21, 2010
I love to take walks when I can and these days I do not do it often enough but yesterday I took my 4 year old son, Quinn to a place we love best the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. Actually very few people know about it but living in Santa Fe, NM in the deserts you would never know you were there when visiting this place. It is like an oasis with 3 different ecosystems. Yesterday was windy, rainy, cloudy - just like England and not like the northern deserts (except it does get the winds in March). It has HUGE cottonwoods two hundred years old, so many birds you cannot imagine and south western plant, medicinal or not and a pond with bull frogs and more dragonflies than you will ever see. You can watch the land change if you visit it all year round. Well, it is only open between May and October but I was told by one of the volunteers that you can jump the fence if you are discreet. So we did just that and spent 2 fun hours there. It was like it was our land! I tell people about it a little but they cannot seem to figure out how to get there. Therefore, unless I go with them they can never find it. It's very well hidden and it's a good thing. It does not need hoards of crowded people. I did not take pictures yesterday but here are a few from last summer.
What is your favourite hike or retreat?