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. . .
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 ]Pin It
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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.
Sometimes I’m so busy thinking about what I find most interesting in New Mexico that I forget to notice the obvious. Like a lot of other people, I move as quickly as possible through my life. Last Friday I drove to Logan to help my mom with the Mother’s Day flower rush, a ritual as familiar in my life now as returning for Christmas or the 4th of July. It is a gathering of sorts where my siblings and nieces and daughter and I come together to help in whatever way we can. Not difficult, not exciting, not anything in [ Read More ]
I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus. You may not have noticed, but I did. I took a couple of months off from this blog that I so love, and after thinking it over, I’ve realized that I allowed other people to get in my head and dampen some of my creative enthusiasm. And screw up a bit of my work ethic. Not very professional of me, but I’m always learning. Also not their fault. Everyone gets the privilege of expressing their opinion, and sometimes, even when people think they’re being helpful (“you should write about this,” “how about [ Read More ]
There’s a stretch of road on I-40 about 12 miles west of Tucumcari where you pass a short little mesa on the right and then the road swings ever so slightly to the north before opening onto a broad plain heading straight west. The view will make you think “vistas” and “wide open spaces.” It’s rimmed on all sides by mesas, but the expanse between the highway and the mesas is miles and miles of New Mexico space. The little village of Montoya sits at the west end of that particular valley. I’ve taken some bad trips and made some [ Read More ]
I’ll admit up front that this article could use at least an hour or two of phone calls and research to find our more about how the event I’m touting came to be, whether it’s going to be an annual event, what the Chamber of Commerce will do with the $$….but it has to be posted today. That’s because tonight the Roy, New Mexico Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Salute to Bob Wills steak dinner and dance. Which means that if you live within three or four hours of Roy and you forgot to do something special for your [ Read More ]