My Vista Encantada (Enchanted View)

My great-aunt says it best…”The storms here have personality.”  They are welcomed, longed for, and often rejoiced in, painting for us the most gorgeous, ever-changing vistas.  On a recent drive home through Northern New Mexico, I was mesmerized by the sage-green landscapes, spotted with hearty grazing cattle and wild antelope.  Clusters of ridiculously happy little sunflowers waved continuously to us from the edges of the road, as if begging for our attention.

And the storms!  You haven’t lived till you’ve witnessed how the sky falls here.  It’s as if the storm clouds suddenly decide it’s time to share, refreshing the desert terrain below.  They pick a defined strip of land and gracefully descend, flowing like sheer curtains from dramatic thundercloud valances.  To the east, rainbows peek in and out of distant clouds, and flashes of lightening compete for attention in all directions.  If you happen to be heading straight into one of those curtains, a terrifying experience awaits as heavy sheets of blinding rain envelope you.  It takes only a few minutes before you emerge on the other side into a shockingly calm, bright, and colorful new realm. (See below…)

So here’s to my latest Vista Encantada…

-Mandy Herzog, Marketing

Lightening adds to the drama

Lightening adds to the drama

Emerging to the other side

Emerging to the other side

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Hot Dogs for Dogs

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What a great time we had!!  Delicious hot dogs from Urban Dog…scrumptious gelato from Frost…doggy pools and treats from Clark’s Pet Emporium…it was awesome!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on that warm summer day, brought your pups, and most importantly, came bearing generous support for Watermelon Mountain Ranch Pet Shelter.  Together we raised a load of donated goods, as well as over $600 cash, for this wonderful local charity!

We’d like to give special thanks to Clark’s Pet Emporium and Jason Pike @ First Mortgage Company for their generous support of this event.

Jason Pike: (505) 828-9400 | NMLS#471725 | CO NMLS #2024 | 6733 Academy Rd NE | Albuquerque, NM 87109 | NMLS #829277


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Kurstin Johnson receives C.O. Nelson Award!

Congratulations to Kurstin Johnson for receiving the C.O. Nelson Award at the Annual GAAR (Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors®) Gala! Each year, this prestigious award is given to a nominated Realtor® who has shown past and present service to the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors®, demonstrates longevity and extensive achievement in the profession, and consistently models professionalism. This definitely describes our Kurstin!


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