We were hoping for snow, and maybe, just maybe, we’ll get some. The temp is decidedly colder, more like seasonal. To Mother Nature’s credit, however, the weather was nice for the annual Jemez Springs Holiday send off December 8. This year’s choral concert was the best ever with youth choirs from the Albuquerque’s Performing Arts Charter School and The Albuquerque Boys’ Choir, both under the direction of Artistic Director Edmund Torrez. Afterwards Evelyn and I joined friends for Beef Wellington at the Hwy 4 Bakery and Cafe. The highlight among highlights was the stroll through the Jemez State Monument with the paths lighted by 1600 farolitos/luminarias accompanied by Native American music and dancing. Above the ruins twinkled a canopy of stars on a crystal clear night. The holiday spirit is alive in the Jemez.