I realize the perspective might be different for folks who've lived here all their lives or who went to school at UNM but as an outsider fresh to the scene, I had a lot of fun ambling around the UNM campus for several hours last Sunday.
I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of trees planted around the campus. Right now, with the leaves gone you can really check out the beautiful patterns in the bark and branches, what the Chinese call "Li" patterns.
Scattered throughout the campus are quiet little courtyards with fountains, sculptures, cactus gardens and other eye-pleasing things. Of course the whole feeling of the campus must be quite different during the week but I can totally see packing a thermos of tea and a good book in my bag and spending an hour or two relaxing and enjoying the ambiance here on other weekends.