I Love New Mexico

About all things New Mexican

August - 20 - 2016

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 ]

June - 9 - 2015

I am perhaps the most fortunate person alive, I thought to myself this morning as I took an early morning walk through downtown Santa Fe. I get to live in a place I love, and I get to do this. I get to leave my house at 7:30 and walk four blocks up San Francisco Street toward the Plaza. There are a few dog walkers that I recognize, and we say hello, and sometimes I get to stop and pet their pooches and we exchange a few words about the amazing weather and is it going to rain and isn’t  [ Read More ]

March - 6 - 2015

  This is a repost of an old article I wrote when I lived in northeastern New Mexico. Both of the images here are Beatles posters that I have hanging either in my bathroom or in the hallway on the whitewashed walls of my Santa Fe home.  I’ve thought about this post a lot in the past several weeks. I’m now selling homes for Keller Williams Santa Fe, and I show amazingly beautiful, architecturally pleasing homes every day of the week. I’ve often wondered whether my Beatles posters would be appropriate in those homes. Most of the walls in the  [ Read More ]

February - 12 - 2014

Wordless.  Not a descriptor people usually attach to me. But I’ll try. Let me just say that I cleaned off my camera and found these. Enjoy.  

May - 23 - 2013

The New Mexico Tourism Department is looking for great New Mexico stories – your’s, mine, our’s.  Whatever great New Mexico story you have to tell.  They want to know all about what New Mexico means to you.  And if the tale is compelling and clever and very “New Mexico True,” you could win the grand prize of $5,000.  Check the contest out here.  I’m totally in.  From my first red bikini swim in Cimarron Canyon at 3 years old to my childhood camping trips at Tres Ritos to my high school water skiing days on Ute Lake to my dinner  [ Read More ]

June - 26 - 2012

The rules of blogging are clear.  You are NEVER to apologize to your readers for being absent.  But honestly, folks, I’m feeling extremely contrite about how long it’s taken me to get a blog post put together.  So I have to apologize.  And then I have to explain why I’m so harried and short on time right this minute.   If you’ve ever lived in a small town and served as a volunteer, you might have some understanding of my current dilemma.  I’m a member of the Board of Directors of the Logan Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce, and we’re  [ Read More ]

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April - 24 - 2012

You all know I’m a lake girl, right?  Grew up on a boat or behind a boat or wishing I was on a boat, at Ute Lake. I’ve always been pretty certain Ute Lake is perfect – lower at times than I’d like it to be, but still consistently beautiful and definitely home to me.  The only thing we’ve really been missing has been a concession of some sort.  A place where you could park the boat, grab a burger and a Dr. Pepper, or a cold beer if that’s your style. . . Well, now we have it.  12 Shores at  [ Read More ]

December - 7 - 2011

This post is just a variation on my continual theme – finding beauty right where you are.  These photos were all taken with two blocks of my house, except for the ones right down at the lake, which were taken a mile from my house.  It was a freezing cold morning yesterday, only 2 degrees when I left the house.  But the entire neighborhood sparkled, as you can clearly see.    Even the garden gate sparkled. It was so cold that the fog was freezing, making it look like it was snowing.  Is that possible?  The lake, which is right  [ Read More ]

September - 2 - 2011

Here’s what we do in Logan for Labor Day weekend:  Put Up Our Chile.  And yeah, we do some other stuff – there are garage sales throughout the Village to take advantage of the Ute Lake crowd, there are afternoons on the water, there are barbecues and dinners.  But what we do most of all and what trumps other activities is putting up our chile. It doesn’t just start with the putting up.  The process starts about a week beforehand for those of who are lucky enough to be on Chris Flannagan’s speed dial.  “Bunny, you want chiles again this  [ Read More ]

August - 11 - 2011

I’m a lucky girl.  I get to look at this view every morning.  See, I live at Ute Lake, in northeastern New Mexico, a place that few New Mexicans even know exists.  Born and raised in Logan, and spent my summers on a boat on the water.  Thanks to Albert and Anna Lee Henry, there was an entire boatload of girls (Shelley, Glena, Robin, Louise and I, and sometimes others if we were inclined to include them) on the water every day when I was in high school.  Some of my best memories are of those summers when we were young  [ Read More ]

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