This bronze, which we saw at another gallery, adds: Fun!
And of course we found the taste of New Mexico at the city Farmer's Market: chilis.
One of the many nice locals we met this week suggested that we drive up into the mountains to see the Aspen color. He said not to go during the weekend because it would be crowded. So we waited until Monday.
The four images I am posting fall so short of the experience of driving through an area of Aspen peak color!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
The trees were glowing in the sunshine against the brilliant blue sky.
The magnificent pines lent themselves as contrast to the brilliant yellow of the Aspen.
Even the grasses along the path echoed the color above.
But no image can really convey the full experience. The breeze played with the quaking aspen leaves in a magical way, and the faint scent of pine teased the senses, while a hint of coolness in the wind promised snow to come.
It was a glorious afternoon, and we are so glad we got to experience this place high above Santa Fe.
When we got back to the Alfa, I finished making a special grilled ratatouille using some of the delicious veggies we bought at the Farmers Market. The key is to char the various ingredients, eggplant, peppers, onions, garlic, and squash, individually on the grill, and then combine them with seasonings before simmering them in a big pot on the stove top for a little while to combine the flavors. Perfection!
I served the ratatouille with a freshly baked baguette we picked up at a charming French bakery on the way home, along with these tasty Raspberry Tarts for dessert.
RV life is very good!