After fourteen hours of travelling I finally arrived Sunday, January 17th in El Membrillo, a small village in the municipality of San Miguel de Allende, about 10 miles north of the famed UNESCO heritage site, with the same name: San Miguel de Allende. I’m staying at Simple Choice Farm, here in the high desert, surrounded by mountains, cactus, acacia, and a multitude of volcanic rocks that form walls and pillars and pave ancient roads throughout the region. It is starkly beautiful here. The winter months are dry months and all the grasses look irreparably brittle. Daytime temperatures are in the lower seventies, but as soon as the sun’s rays are blocked by the mountains to the west, usually around 6 pm, the air immediately cools and we reach for wraps to keep warm while the temperatures dip to overnight lows of mid 40’s. To this midwestern girl, the temperatures feel downright balmy, having fled what is typically the time when snow and cold are their worst.
This set of pictures are a representative sample of some of the first visual impressions made in the first couple of days.