Oh my, New Mexico I love you. 💕 you are so vibrant and surprising, hiding pure magical beauty in every crick and crevice. This picture is a small part of the Organ Mountains - Desert Peaks National Park near Las Cruces. The short but lovely hike upto #baylorpass today was amazing. The desert chose to show all new flowers, lichen patterns and landscape designs to me, I am entranced. All this is backdropped by the seductive rock faces of #thetooth #thefin #thecitadel #therabbitears #southerncomfortwall inside I am screaming for someone to take me climbing here, it's all #tradclimbing and I need more time and help to become proficient. It is such a personal juxtaposition that the more remote and closer to the wilderness we travel, the more my soul calls to stay and experience more than a drop of time, the less my craft and talent of cooking becomes valued. Here we are in the land of very very simple and inexpensive food eaten mostly for the consideration of price and spice. Steak is king and the ideals I have worked with my whole career seem lost to most everyone I meet. America, you are so large and diverse. We have traveled so few of your roads and met such different folk that I am almost unprepared for what we may find next. I have found a bright and shining goodness in everyone, even if draped in sorrow or strife, but I think that is a human trait not unique to your people. Does the landscape define the traits of the inhabitants and the energy of life brings the joy and love? I don't know, I don't know if I want to know. Today is an amazing day. Peace and love to you..