Leaves, Apples, Magpie Nests

For the past six weeks, I have been in residence at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. How will I ever leave this place? These photos come from my own temporary backyard, that of Casita #8, the “workman’s casita” as an entry in the house’s journal attests.

According to prior inhabitants, a muse lives here and, with the assistance of magpies, skunks, and the three aspen sisters, guides her charges to prolific creation. I love that I can step outside and see this sky and smell these little red apples, at least for a few weeks longer.