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. Linking to ABC WEDNESDAY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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. 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