ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our NINTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "O".
Back in the '80's-which seems like many lifetimes ago, I used to work in the wine industry. One of the perks of working in the industry is the introduction to some really great wines (of which many of us cannot afford!). One such wine was the Opus One. A collaboration between Robert Mondavi and the Baron de Philippe de Rothschild companies. A fine wine indeed-meant to be laid down for many years and to enjoy later. But, who can wait? Certainly not I!
Ojito Wilderness Area
The Ojito Wilderness area is one of my favorite, nearby areas to go to-there is so much left for me to explore. This wilderness area is only a 45 minute drive from my door. And yet, it feels like it is suspended in time-especially if you happen to be out there mid-week as there is very little human activity there. The geology is spectacular! Witness, the image I have posted here.
The city of Albuquerque has designated a few areas in the metro areas as 'open space'.
"Open Space works to acquire and protect the natural character of land designated as major public Open Space in the 1988 revised City of Albuquerque Comprehensive Plan. These lands, which are comprised of over 28,000 acres in and around Albuquerque, are managed to conserve natural and archaeological resources, provide opportunities for outdoor education, provide a place for high and low impact recreation, and define the edges of the urban environment."
This image was taken last winter at one of the open space locations. As you can see, the migrating birds love to visit these spaces. And I love to visit the migrating birds!
O2: oxygen. Can't live without it! So, remember to keep breathing!