Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A different conversation: silent retreat in Monticello, New Mexico

I turned sideways into the light this weekend and disappeared, but not for long. Since I first met Monticello, New Mexico, I have wanted to spend more time there and never knew there was lodging to be had.

"as-sāqiya" in Arabic, also "acequia" in Spanish
While we could still speak, I asked on tour "what is that word you keep saying?" It's a ditch, with a beautiful name.

Fetal almond butter

The woman who led this astounding retreat is also the author of this book that I'm enjoying, The Good Life Lab. It's going to resonate with a lot of you. 

I expected to have a lot of words to share with you today, but not so much. All is well!

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Lelia Tippit said...

really enjoyed your retreat and pictures vicariously! thank you!

Good Luck Duck said...

Thanks, Lelia. My pleasure.

Karen Snyder said...

Words not required... Photos say enough!

judilyn said...

Camera is having photo envy.

Virtual hugs,


Anonymous said...

Nice acequia, but has no water, why ?

Good Luck Duck said...

Anon, I didn't follow it to its source, so I really don't know why. The soil around the nut trees was already saturated - would that explain it?

Reassure your camera that it is a fine, strong camera, Judie!

Often true, Karen.

our awesome travels said...

More wonderful photos, looks like a nice relaxing area.

Jodee Gravel said...

Wonderfully not said.

Good Luck Duck said...

Thanks! Yes, it's beautiful there. I've been lucky enough to be there in the summer, too, and it's also lovely then.

Suzanne said...

Well, darn it! I have always wanted to go on a silent retreat, so I was looking forward to your update. Figures, you'd be all silent about it. ;-)

I adore that photo of the gate with the rusty hinges and yellow flowers on the left. In fact, I love all the door photos. Very evocative. Even if you didn't say so yourself.

Good Luck Duck said...

Suzanne, words are becoming a little easier as time goes on. Thank you about the pics!