Sandia Crest is a beautiful overlook, allowing for dizzying views of the urban landscape far below, and when you turn around, a beautiful forest to explore. I'd never taken the trail north from the overlook. The imposing chain-link fence around tall communication towers distracted me from the small trail entry just to the east. This beautiful trail leads you on a gorgeous hike through the wilderness, with sweeping vistas, showing you exactly why New Mexico is aptly named 'The Land of Enchantment'.
My family was once again bestowed the honor to assist with planting the mother corn this year, Mother's Day, at Mer Girl Gardens. This year was Hopi Turquoise corn, planted in rows in a smaller field than last year. The company was great, the little visitors amusing, and the food, incredible. On every visit to this place I learn something new. It makes me hopeful about our world to know that people and places like this exist.