New Mexico "warm" is a different kind of warm. In what could only be described as a dry state, today's warm is a double hit of 95 degrees and 95% humidity. Thunderstorms have been rolling through the state, teasing dry farmers with a chance of a crop for the fall, while starting Dante-esk fires in the mountains. So the added a hint of smoke in the air from singed Pinon pines kind of dots the "I" on what it's like today.
A few of my friends showed up to help get a little work done on my perennially half finished house, but the "warm" has already overwhelmed us. Sitting on the rear deck of my house, my friends and I studied the giant Dutch Elm in my neighbor's yard.
"Thirty feet up...To the right of whatever the hell kind