This dramatic change can be startling, but has this dramatic seasonal change always affected residents in the high desert of southwestern New Mexico and is there any evidence to support this notion? Personal observations of the landscape suggests former inhabitants also appreciated monsoon green. From the use of green turquoise for jewelry to the production of manos (not shown) and metates from green rocks (see below), green was and continues to be a color of renewal in the desert.
|Grasslands at the Painted Pony Resort|
|Granite peak from the San Simon riverbed|
|Portal Peak from the San Simon riverbed|
|green stone metate|