The Sea in New Mexico???
Excerpts from the chapter entitled, “Mother of Seas”, book: No High Adobe by Dorothy L Pillsbury, published by The Lightning Tree.
“'You, Senora, must miss that ocean very much in this high dry country.'” Mrs. Apodaca remarks.
The author replies that she doesn't miss the sea:
“The Reason is that I still have a sea.......”
“......Cloud ships ply that overhead sea. Their white sails fill with all the winds as they skim on airy voyages.....At sunset, their mastheads shake out pennants and signal flags, whose code meanings I can only guess......”
“.......Against the soft gauze of northern mountains, a rainbow bridge is constructed in the purple mesa...”
“......Sometimes, at dawn and sunset, dream cities rear their battlements on sky islands. For the overhead sea has no shore line. That is its greatest charm. In spite of its immensity, it has moments when it sags close to earth as if it had a secret it wanted to whisper.......”
“The New Mexican sky is like no other.......It is alive, ever moving, given to dramatic violence and gentle whimsy......”
“......Companionship with the sea overhead grows richer with the years.”
Lou and Bonnie Janelle (LBJ) are career professionals who are currently pursuing life-long interests in photography and digital imaging techniques, respectively.