Friday, February 28, 2014

Make a change!

Want to make a change?
A good seamstress is hard to find
Tailored to your form

Thursday, February 27, 2014


A Sign of the Times?
Or merely Vegans' Mischief?
A Sobering Sign

Linking to Signs, signs

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Early Gardening-ABC Wednesday "G"


Even though I don't have anywhere to plant this winter lettuce, I was tempted to buy a few pots at last Saturday's Santa Fe Farmers Market.  I resisted and went home only with memories of them. 


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY-"G"-el árbol grande

El árbol Grande

I love this tree!!


Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday Mural

Part of a mural painted on the side of Warehouse 21 located on Paseo de Peralta.

Linked to Monday Mural

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Church Service

Unique meetin' place
Pecos village location
Sunday mornin' church 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Meet Doug

Although Doug originally is from another state, he has lived in Santa Fe long enough to be considered a native. He and I shared a table last Saturday at the Farmers Market as we each ate our breakfast burritos. Knowing a lot about the different areas of the state of New Mexico, Doug gave me information about the pluses and minuses of different cities. Doug is involved in an organization called Earthwalks: which is a Santa Fe based organization that connects indigenous cultures with those interested in exploring traditional healing practices. We discussed education and life styles and discovered that we have similar interests.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Fences

A fence and a gate
Who is kept in or kept out?
Common Western sight

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Talented Woman

Coral is a woman of many talents. She is a vendor selling her yarn and apparel at the Santa Fe Saturday Farmers Market. Coral has travelled widely and settled in Santa Fe in 1977. She is one of the original founders of the Wool Festival in Taos, New Mexico which occurs on the first week-end in October. Originally from Connecticut, she plans to move to Maine shortly, and her daughter and 3 grandchildren might follow her. A practicing Buddhist, Cora and I had some common interests to share.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bright Blue

A bright blue sculpture
At Lew Allen Galleries
An outdoor visual treat

Linking to ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Fine Feathered Friend-ABC Wednesday

Look very closely
You'll see a fine feathered friend
Bird seed. Oh, so good!

Monday, February 17, 2014

52 years!!

Time to Celebrate 52 Years of Marriage!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Scottish Rite Temple

Scottish Rite Temple
Is this typical Santa Fe?
Not by a long-shot!

Ever since I first set foot in Santa Fe in the'80's, I have been intrigued by this building, so very different in style and color from the the rest of the architecture here.  There must be a story behind this, and I intend to find out! If you are interesting in its history, click here.

Saturday, February 15, 2014


I met Akasha in the Sage Bakehouse in Santa Fe, NM. When she walked in with her notebooks, I waited 'til she was settled before I approached her for a photo. Originally from Massachusetts, she has lived here for 13 years with her 9-year-old son, Rowan, whose portrait she proudly showed me: a handsome young man posing with their parrot. They live with birds, fish, and a cat. Akasha stays busy as an instructor of yoga and her own landscape design business. I hope to run into her again, and if I continue to roam the city early in the morning for photo ops, I just might see her here or perhaps somewhere else.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day

Flowers for the day
"Where are the roses?" you ask
Tulips warm my heart!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

From Route 66

Auto from the past
It's no longer on the road
Hanging on a wall

A few miles from the Plaza on Old Las Vegas highway was located Bobcat Bite, a funky small restaurant, a popular spot that served the BEST green chili burgers.  It closed recently and then relocated downtown. Under a new name, Santa Fe Bite, the ambiance is totally different, but the green chili cheeseburger I ordered tasted the same!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Spectacular Shop !!

The French Pastry Shop
Favorite spot of ours
La Fonda Hotel

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Waiting for the sun!

Thirsty land loves snow
It has almost melted now
The Blackbirds stand watch

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cafe Pasquale

Gruyére potatoes
Smoked trout, poached eggs, and salsa
Tasty brunch divine

Sunday's temperature in Santa Fe: 52 degrees F!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

St Francis of Assisi

This hand-carved statue of Saint Francis of Assisi is a good choice for a Sunday post, especially since we are going to the Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi for services today.  The church has an excellent music program. which we have always enjoyed. The statue is in a private collection of a friend of ours. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Where Are We?-Camera Critters

Tell me, where are we?
If this is New Mexico
It looks like Saint Paul!

Linking to Camera Critters

Friday, February 7, 2014

A Light Dusting of Snow

Light dusting of snow
Greets us after our travels
Earth wants the moisture

When we arrived last Monday, we knew it would not be Florida weather, but lots warmer than Minnesota.  When we awoke the next morning. . .Surprise!  Our friends claim that we brought this weather with us.  It will warm up soon so we don't mind at all.  We have a mountain view from our condo, even the snow covered power lines reflect the weather. As soon as I learn photocopy, I'll be able to take care of that!

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Arriving at our destination after 2 and 1/2 days of driving is exhausting.  Funny how one perks up, though, when signs lead the way!

Land of Enchantment
Beckons to me all year long
Browns and golds to love!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Beautiful Oklahoma Scenery

This year we decided to take the southern route from Minnesota to New Mexico.  One of the states with spectacular scenery that we passed through briefly was Oklahoma.  The color of their soil has always pleased me!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Scout

I raided another archive photo that I took with an early Sony digital camera in March 2010.  I do not recall where it is located except that it is somewhere downtown Santa Fe.  Guess I'll have to scout around and find its location again.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Who Is She?

Beautiful Woman
Holding Eagle Feathers
An Indian Saint

Saint Kateri
Kateri Tekakwitha (1656–1680) is the first North American Indian to be beatified, and was canonized in October 2012. She was an Algonquian-Mohawk woman of New York State. At an early age, she converted to Christianity. The statue was created by Estella Loretto, a sculptor from the nearby Jemez Pueblo, and installed in August 2003.[3] A plaque noting Kateri's canonization was added in October 2012. (Credit: Wikipedia).
This beautiful bronze statue is located in the front of the St Francis Assisi Basilica Cathedral in downtown Santa Fe

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Another Entry or Exit?

We are still traveling so I posted this from my archives before we left.  I took this photo exactly two years ago; not exactly Naples, Jack, but it's a lot warmer than Minnesota!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Theme Day "Entry" February, 2014

Cliff Dwellings  
Land of Enchantment

For the next two months join me here at this blog in New Mexico while I take a sabbatical from VisualStPaul.

To see more February Theme Day "Entries,"by CDP Bloggers, go here.