I Love New Mexico

About all things New Mexican

chocolate pie
January - 20 - 2015

A couple of months ago, I promised to post my Grandma Ayres’ chocolate pie recipe after the Texas cousins dinner was over.   I just felt compelled to try it before I posted it.  Yes, in fact, my cousin Tommy’s version was perfect (we all wanted to put our heads in the pie pan and lap up the scraps), but sometimes you want to know if the recipe is really as easy as he says. It looks simple, which was the secret to the success of Grandma’s recipes – she raised ten kids in Porter, New Mexico, on a farmer’s income.  And  [ Read More ]

New Mexico, Santa Fe,
January - 16 - 2015

This is a repost, but my New Year’s resolution for 2015: Anna Quindlen wrote a great little book several years ago with the title “A Short Guide to a Happy Life.” The book is one of my favorite gifts to give – it’s exactly 50 pages of her inspiring prose and beautiful photos of people living their very ordinary but full lives. The premise is pretty simple and follows my own philosophy: Enjoy life, know what’s important, cherish the ones you love and know that you are uniquely you. The bottom line is that life is short and we’re all  [ Read More ]

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October - 2 - 2014

I get to live in what I think is the most beautiful place in the world. I also get to live in the most interesting city, a place that is 400 plus years old and where the architecture is unlike anything else in the world. But I lead a busy life. I hurry through the streets of Santa Fe, headed to a meeting or that ever important lunch on a plaza bench with a Five and Dime Frito Pie in my lap. Occasionally I forget to stop and look around me. Yesterday afternoon I was headed back to the Keller  [ Read More ]

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September - 12 - 2014

I’m frequently certain that I’m the luckiest and/or most blessed person alive. I get to live and work in New Mexico and I get to share my experiences with you. It’s a great life. A couple of months ago, I moved my real estate license to Keller Williams in Santa Fe. What that means in technical terms is that I now sell primarily Santa Fe area real estate. What that means in lifestyle terms and for this blog is that I now have a chance to take more amazing photos of New Mexico, just in a different locale. Where some  [ Read More ]

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August - 14 - 2014

New Mexico fans! I’ve started a photo of the day over at my other blog, which is specific to Santa Fe. If you’re nuts for the City Different and want to see it the way I get to see it on a daily basis, check it out at http://www.ilovesantafeblog.com/. Here’s a sample or two. . .

Fiesta de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Rosario Chapel
August - 10 - 2014

Every year Santa Fe throws a huge party in September.  They elect royalty and celebrate masses and say novenas.  Processions of old Spanish families in period dress wind through the streets of downtown. There are arts and crafts booths on the Santa Fe Plaza.  There’s dancing in the street.  There’s a pet parade and a Hysterical Historical Parade parodying New Mexico’s colorful past.  And there’s the burning of a giant marionette effigy named Zozobra (aka “Old Man Gloom”) in Ft. Marcy Park the Friday night before Labor Day, just for the fun of it.  Folks, THIS is a party.  Only  [ Read More ]

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Santa Fe, Waxlander, Canyon Road
July - 18 - 2014

A couple of months ago, I had the privilege of spending time with Phyllis Waxlander Kapp in her amazing Canyon Road Gallery. She was such a delight and so inspiring that I had to write this piece about her. When you’re on Canyon Road, stop in and say hello. Tell her I sent you. At 83, she’s likely to out-walk and out-talk you, and she’s a testament to doing the thing you love in this life. The Waxlander Gallery, sitting at 622 Canyon Road, is home to an eclectic mix of mediums that all have a definite feel to them.   [ Read More ]

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June - 26 - 2014

I’m working on a new blog called I Love Santa Fe that will focus on content specifically about Santa Fe. On this site I’ll continue to post about all of New Mexico. For those of you who follow this blog faithfully, you’ll notice that I Love Santa Fe’s initial posts have been lifted directly from the pages of I Love New Mexico. Forgive me for plagiarizing myself – I had to start with a pile of posts, and there was some pretty stuff here. But this new one is about an upcoming event in Santa Fe. It’s all about having Pancakes  [ Read More ]

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June - 4 - 2014

I am an early morning walker/runner (mostly walker), and now that it’s nice enough outside to skip the Ft. Marcy treadmills, I find myself on Canyon Road almost every day. It’s exactly 1.2 miles from the Nambe store parking lot on Paseo de Peralta to Cristo Rey Church, so I generally walk uphill to the church and then run back to my car. Except for when I’m forced to stop and take photos. Which is very frequently. I see something new every day. There’s nothing like Canyon Road in all of the world. It’s beautiful in any season, but right now, with  [ Read More ]

David Hill
May - 14 - 2014

    Some of these photos have appeared in a previous post, but it’s been a while.   These are all in Harding County. Every part of New Mexico is different, but Harding County holds a special place in my heart.  

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