Early December is about when Winter starts its 6 week minimum visit in these parts. It stays that entire period “up north” in Albuquerque, as El Pasoans call it. Thankfully down here, it comes and goes several times during that period. “Winter” to me is mostly nightly hard freezes and daily highs under 55 or 60F.
Don’t laugh if you’re from a truly-cold winter climate; I have thin blood, and I didn’t come here for the snow-white winters!
Photos taken in central New Mexico, 12/3/2013 –
Since I was born in Nebraska to immigrant parents who once settled in New York, it’s proof-positive that a Yankee can adapt to and embrace the horticulture – or cool season – of southerly places. It’s so much easier!
Though a caution on using that species in such a manner: the best cactus in central and southern New Mexico for the tunas (ripe fruits) is said to be our big kahuna, Opuntia engelmannii. But you never know!