I Love New Mexico

About all things New Mexican

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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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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May - 12 - 2014

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 ]

Detail from cemetery near Chimayo. One of my dreams is to photograph every small cemetery in New Mexico.
May - 1 - 2014

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 ]

Tucumcari west
February - 16 - 2014

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 ]

Bob Wills Roy party
February - 15 - 2014

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 ]

Pedernal from Abiquiu
February - 11 - 2014

Another blogger recently challenged her readers who are also bloggers to write 365 posts to see if they could change the world for their audiences in one year.  Now, folks, I have to tell you that I think that’s a very lofty ambition, both the writing and the changing the world part.  But why not spend a few minutes here every single day giving you a dose of what I love best about New Mexico? For anyone who is in a new relationship, I have a best-date-ever idea for you, especially if your girl/guy is a New Mexico nut.  Like  [ Read More ]

Carne adovada breakfast at The Pantry.  With grits
January - 27 - 2014

This post originally appeared at the Two Casitas blog I write for Wendy Kapp. One of the absolute best things about Santa Fe is the eating. I agree that it’s not the only thing worthwhile about visiting – there’s the Opera and the Lensic and the Georgia O’Keefe Museum and the Plaza and the Railyard and the hiking and the skiing and Ten Thousand Waves and music at El Farol on a Saturday night. . . There are a lot of good reasons to visit Santa Fe. But the food. . .just thinking about the amazing and varied food you  [ Read More ]

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