Connect with Nature

24 Feb 2017
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Inspired Indoor Greenery

  Winter can feel long at times. It can be easy to begin to yearn for the greenness of plants and the vivid colors of flowers. But why wait for Spring when you can integrate a few plants into your home or office right now? Beauty with Benefits A cheerful plant in a sunny window…

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20 Feb 2017
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Notes From the Road: Remembering Conrado

Community Memories In 1987, my former wife Becky and I and moved with our our two daughters to house we built here in La Cienega. Someone recently described it as “the first house on the right, past the cows, on Paseo C’de Baca.” We had purchased the 1 ½ acre piece of land with an…

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23 Jan 2017
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Cultivating your Inner Garden

Winter is a time to turn inward. The leaves have fallen to the ground and the last blossoms faded long ago. It is a time when we contemplate the quieter points of life and slowly await the melting of the snow and the rebirth of the landscape. Winter is also a time of seed catalogs….

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16 Jan 2017
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Remembering the Magic

As children, we know the world is alive and full of magic. We know without a doubt that there is life to be discovered around every corner. Each flower, leaf, and tree seems to be inhabited and reaching out. But somehow as we grow older the magic seems to fade bit by bit. There are…

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13 Dec 2016
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Ancient Rhythms

  In July, my dog Rosie was outside, desperately barking. This is not unusual for her; the neighbors talking will set her off. But she just wouldn’t quit—and then I noticed she was standing in front of a bush, her head bent to the ground. I brought her in and went back outside to explore….

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15 Oct 2016
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DIY Herbal Infused Honey

Golden, sweet and oh so tasty, honey is a culinary treat! Honey is a simple way to sweeten your tea, enhance flavor in a new dish, or even treat a sore throat. Many different honeys can be created by infusing them with herbs from your garden or farmer’s market. The key to infusing honey is…

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26 Sep 2016
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Glorious Fall Garlic

Autumn has arrived in New Mexico, and with it the end of another bountiful harvest. This is a time for gardens to be cleaned of the remnants of another successful growing season. But don’t be saddened by the end of the garden year. Instead get excited to prepare for next Spring, as Autumn is also…

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