The first day of Spring is one thing, and the first Spring day is another.
The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
Henry van Dyke
When most people think of Spring, especially half-way through the month of May, no doubt fresh flowers, birds nesting, and warm breezes come to mind. In most other places this would be true, however, the weather here in New Mexico is not usually so obliging, as we mentioned before in previous posts, talking about the ever present wind. Living in the High Desert usually means skipping over most of the Spring season entirely, heading straight from the depths of frigid Winter, to the blistering heat of mid-Summer, all in the short span of a month. Although we can, and often do, get a lot of snow in the Winter, the rest of the year is usually very dry, due mostly to the constant wind. Rain begins to take on an entirely new quality here. Continue reading