Sunday, January 27, 2019

El Paso to Columbus NM: Highway 9: Red Sparklies


El Paso to Columbus NM-Highway 9 red sparklies. January 2019.


My friend, Kate, visited me in El Paso for several days.

On her last morning, we took our respective vehicles from El Paso to Columbus, New Mexico, via Highway 9. We planned to walk over to Puerto Palomas, Mexico (earlier years' posts on same here  and here), have a margarita, an early lunch, and then go our separate ways - she to Green Valley, Arizona, and me back to El Paso.

As with Columbus, New Mexico, there's not much ever happening on Highway 9, except somehow, there's always something.

El Paso to Columbus NM-Highway 9 red sparklies. January 2019.


For example, I saw two roadrunners on the highway. It cheers me to see these large, muscular birds sprint across a road and into brush.

El Paso to Columbus NM-Highway 9 red sparklies. January 2019.


On this day, going west, a winter-bare tree dazzled my eyes with red, flashing sparkly light. Oooooh. Shiny. What is this? Why? Who? How lovely!

A video here:



Kate was behind me, and we had a tight schedule to keep, so I zoomed past, but with the internal vow to investigate on my return trip.

El Paso to Columbus NM-Highway 9 red sparklies. January 2019.


Is it a selfie if one photographs oneself reflected in a tree ornament? If so, guilty as charged. Oh, and some sly views of my new vehicular mate.


El Paso to Columbus NM-Highway 9 red sparklies. January 2019.

El Paso to Columbus NM-Highway 9 red sparklies. January 2019.

El Paso to Columbus NM-Highway 9 red sparklies. January 2019.




A couple of stories on Highway 9: 








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