Big Change of Scenery

Flowering Bush

If I’ve been rather quiet so far this summer, it’s because big changes are afoot. A surprising opportunity arose, we will collect our U-Haul tomorrow, and this week we’re leaving Santa Fe for new environs. But I’m very pleased to report that those environs are full of spectacular scenery. The next post I write will be from our new home in Deep Springs Valley on the California-Nevada border, with the high Sierra looming to our west, Death Valley to the south, ancient bristlecone pines and the massive White Mountains just a few miles north, and best of all the vast seldom-visited hinterlands of Nevada stretching far and empty to the east. I’m certainly sad to be leaving New Mexico, and I have a lot of unfinished business in the wild country of my native state, but I expect many very good things to come. In the meantime, enjoy a few initial impressions of the place I will soon call home!

Deep Springs Lake Evening

Deep Springs Morning Shadows

7 thoughts on “Big Change of Scenery

  1. You’re definitely in a prime spot geographically, but also just a really great place to raise a family. I’m sure you guys will enjoy your new home, and I’m excited for some adventures with you in the near-ish future!

    • Yup, that’s it. It’s bigger than it looks. They have a pretty abundant water source from a creek that comes down from 11,000′ or so in the Whites, and the campus is a little oasis with some nice lawns and beautiful old elms (the place is so remote that Dutch elm disease never made it here). In the wider view, you’ll notice an even smaller patch of green, which is our place, plus our neighbor the cook. And that’s the entire sum of human presence in the valley. Geology schools seem to like to take field trips around here, but other than that, it might as well be our private preserve.

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