New Mexico – Land of Enchantment

New Mexico seems to be a popular filming destination. Especially Albuquerque, with an average of 278 sunny days. Albuquerque has such a variety of houses and locations that it’s been used many times as completely different places in the country, if not the world. High Desert, they call it. Lots of sand without any water, I call it. Being from the east coast, I’m used to lots of sand leading to an ocean. It’s pretty unsettling that it just goes on and on, until it runs into another patch of pseudo sand/dirt stretch covered with scrub brush and cactus as far as the eye can see. It’s a pretty dramatic change from northern Texas into New Mexico. All of a sudden, it seems, there are mesas everywhere, and the plants have gone from brilliant green to an almost greyish blue. I had the good fortune of arriving towards the end of March, so while I’ve been here, I’ve gotten to witness the changing of the seasons in a place that I’d never been before. Desert blooms are particularly beautiful, but the sun is BRUTAL. Although it’s a ‘dry heat’, and the shade is fantastic when you can find it, the sun beats down on your brain, slowly trying to drive you to your knees…

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