I stood at the window and watched a wild turkey parade go by this morning, across the driveway and up the hill into the pinons. One, two, three, four, five, six, eight, ten, twelve, and finally fourteen if I counted correctly. They are so goofy and regal at the same time, scurrying and bobbing their ugly heads as if they don’t know how unattractive they are, holding themselves very erect. At that moment they unquestionably owned that spot of ground on which they stand. It reminded me of a dozen other wild turkey stories, which is what New Mexico is [ Read More ]
Archive for the ‘New Mexico Scenery’ Category
Today is moving day at my house, so I don’t have a lot of words. But I do have some amazing photos of New Mexico skies – we’ve had unseasonably wet weather recently and with the rain comes some breathtaking clouds with the evening light playing off their surfaces. Happy Thursday to you. I’ll be boxing up everything I own and putting it in the back of the pickup to move a few blocks closer to downtown Santa Fe. I hope you’ll be doing something equally fun.
According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website, Memorial Day was first established as “Decoration Day,” three years after the end of the Civil War. An organization consisting of the heads of the Union Army declared May 30 a date dedicated to decorating the graves of the war dead. There’s speculation that it was chosen because there would be plenty of flowers available at that time of year. After World War I, the holiday was expanded to include those who have died in all American wars, not just the Civil War. Like the rest of the country, New Mexico [ Read More ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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
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 ]