How are you holding up? Yes. I know.
We are all doing the best we can. And hopefully it is working.
For a Quick Break from being Inside, we walked the Irrigation Ditch.
There were a few people with the same idea. We waved to each other and kept walking. Keeping safe distances.
The sun felt good. The air was clear.
For a moment, all seemed right in the world.
The water was running high. The snow runoff was good this year.
Despite all the craziness, the earth is waking up just as it should.
The ditch is used by many, many families for precious water for irrigating crops. Lots of green chile thrives because of this water.
Gates regulate the flow and are controlled by each family along the path.
The paths hugging both sides of the ditch create enjoyable walkways.
The sound of flowing water is intoxicating.
The water flow seems to push you along the path.
Spillways direct and divert the water into larger canals.
As one waterway intersects with another, the flow increases.
This bridge was a major construction feat to cross the Rio Grande. The bridge was needed for access connecting West Side communities to Albuquerque. There was major opposition to the bridge. Many families feared a bridge would destroy the natural rural charm of the Valley.
But eventually, rather than pointing fingers at each other, the communities stopped and listened. All sides came together for the greater whole.
And a magnificent Bridge was born.
The needs of All were addressed. Soundproof Walls and all.
We are reminded that We are in this together.
And Only by Working Together can we Get Through This.
Back Home our stray was snuggled up waiting for his Family.
No touching allowed. But I’m ready for Dinner. Thank you.
Stay Safe. Stay Well. Stay Strong.