Along the 56-mile winding road, there are a number of places, where time stands till. Civilization had arrived and left. Taos in the native Taos language means "place of red willows." Ironically, no Monet's Garden can be found there. That makes me think of an alternative meaning. "Tao" in Chinese can be referred to as "road" or "the right way." So, for me, taking the "High Road to Taos (the right ways)" is almost like a circular reference ... nature, human and back to nature.