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Sunday, April 22, 2012 - Caballo Lake State Park, Caballo NM

Late Day Cliffside, Caballo Lake State Park, Caballo NM, April 22, 2012
Late Day Cliffside, Caballo Lake State Park, Caballo NM, April 22, 2012

Do I see what I think I see?

Yes I do. That's a Great Horned Owl up there on the cliff across the river, waiting for the sun to set. And to his left is his mate on the nest deep in a hole in the cliff. A fellow camper, Winnie, told me I might find a nesting pair up there. She had seen them up there last year.

Sure wish I could get closer but there's a river in the way.

Night camp

Riverside - Caballo Lake State Park, Caballo NM

Mix With the World

I am convinced our own happiness requires that we should continue to mix with the world, and to keep pace with it. . . . I can speak from experience on the subject. From 1793 to 1797, I remained closely at home, saw none but those who came there, and at length became very sensible of the ill effect it had upon my mind, and of its direct and irresistible tendency to render me unfit for society, and uneasy when necessarily engaged in it. I felt enough of the effect of withdrawing from the world then to see that it led to an anti-social and misanthropic state of mind, which severely punishes him who gives in to it; and it will be a lesson I never shall forget as to myself.

John Adams

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