We had planned to spend the month of September in Eagle Nest because we were told it was one of the prettiest times of the year here (we have been here off and on all summer and have yet to find a time when it is not beautiful). Over the month we have seen the mountains change with the gorgeous orange, yellow and gold hues . Each day more color appears and the mountains are always changing. One morning recently we awoke to snow on the nearby peaks! The Enchanted Circle of NM, which includes Taos, Red River, Questa, Angle Fire and Eagle Nest, encircles Wheeler Peak which is the highest of NM’s mountains at just over 13,000 feet. Of course, snow also means it is getting cold (20 degrees overnight recently) so it is about time to leave. But the bright sunshiny days in the 60’s make it really hard to go!