Greetings from America!
The weather’s here, wish you were lovely!
Remember the postcards quips when you were a kid?
I’m a monkey for buying postcards, even writing them,
then forgetting to post them! Mostly end up handing them to the recipient when I get back!
One of you called this blog a postcard blog yesterday,
which I thought was very cool.
Found a corker today at White Sands.
Here’s the road runner, strutting his stuff across the dunes.
Tell you what though: White Sands is a phenomenon too.
Allow me to backtrack to this morning.
We set off from Carlsbad, turned left at Artesia and headed for Cloudcroft, up up up in the mountains.
What was astounding was how dramatically the terrain changed as we drove just 90 miles from A to B.
It started out as flat as a tack, with nothing, no trees, just the occasional shrub….
In no time, the grass got greener,
the hills started to rise up out of the ground…
Very soon there were tall trees and mountains emerging,
Evidently, it is hunting season, because the hunters were out in their camouflage and pick-up trucks.
So Steve asked me whether I have ever seen the film Deliverance.
Nope, was the reply, so he proceeded to put the wind right up me and tell me all about it.
Just as a band of wild looking mountain men strolled across in front of us! Typical brother!
We left town (sharpish!) and headed towards Alamogordo,
White Sands National Monument.
The scenery en route is unbelievable.
No photos or postcards can do it justice.
And the heat in the white dunes!
Ever seen the film 10 with Dudley Moore, when he hops from towel to towel on the beach because the sand is too hot?
It is so surreal, you could believe that millions of tons of white sand have just been dumped there.
But not so.
They are actually very rare Gypsum dunefields.
Pretty phenomenal, as I was saying.
Everywhere you turn here, you see Picture Postcards.
The caverns, the mountains, the boardwalks, the dunes.
So you can make postcards out of your photos!
Not just holiday snaps – grandchildren, Christmas pics, all sorts!
It is lovely; Jim designed it.
We have added a pack of 50 A6 cards to get you started!
Maybe, when I get home, I will pick out the best photos from the trip, and make a few personal postcards for friends…
Time to tuck in.
Love & Hugs,