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East Mountains, New Mexico -East Mountains, New Mexico - In late August the Hummingbird Mints start blooming profusely. They are one of my favorite plants, but seeing them bloom is bittersweet because it means that the hummers will be gone in a few weeks. As it is now, September 22, their population is substantially less - maybe 10-20 swarming birds as opposed to 50 just a couple of weeks ago. It's as if a switch has been flipped, one day warm, the next crisp and cool. The State Fair is underway and next month, the Balloon Fiesta. I'm trying to enjoy the last colorful flowers in my garden before snowfall takes them away until next Spring.

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