|Poppies in bloom in the Chihuahua Desert, |
looking toward the White Sands Missile Range
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
C is for the Chihuahua Desert where I live. Named after the Mexican city and state of the same name, it extends into West Texas and New Mexico. Sunshine abounds here, but rain does not. In 2006, our first year in southern New Mexico's Las Cruces, we had such a heavy rainfall that we thought our new house would be flooded. And then in 2007, we had virtually not a drop all year. Much of the country has suffered from the last few years of drought, but the Southwest has been hit especially hard. But my, give it just a bit of water and the desert can be beautiful.