Saturday, January 7, 2012

Time for a Party!


This old caboose sits pretty close to my home in the railyard district. One day these wheatpaste photos appeared out of the blue. Must have happened while I was at work.

Speaking of parties, our beautiful state of New Mexico turned 100 years old yesterday. There was a big Centennial black tie ball here in town, no I did not attend. It was a little out of my price range. So today I will celebrate our states 100 years by taking a hike!

35 comments:

Traveling Hawk said...

Happy Birthday New Mexico!

BlueShell said...

Those paintgs are nice.
Well...you can celebrate today...

Thank you for reading my poem.
It is about birth and dead…a lonely, poor woman gives birth all alone surrounded with misery and hunger, after a day’s work at the farm…During the night she has her baby but she is too weak, fragile…so she dies…
The sound of the church bells spread the news of her death…and people say” She’s in Peace, now…let that be so.”!

I hug you!

AGMPRISMA said...

Good story, thanks Randy

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Hasta en un vagón de tren se puede hacer arte.

Saludos y buen fin de semana.

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday New Mexico!

Eyeliquor said...

Congratulations! That's cool!
Have a great weekend Randy :)

Lúcia said...

This is a nice way to celebrate!
Good hiking! ;-)

parker said...

A great way to spruce up the side of an otherwise bland caboose!

Big Birthday wish to All the good folks of New Mexico!

Dawn said...

I like your celebration WAaaaayyy Better:)
What neat artwork!

Judy said...

I prefer your way to celebrate...Happy 100 Years!! That is one of the few states I have not visited.

Kate said...

We passed the convention center on the way to Vanessie's for a great night of music. I wouldn't mind taking a whirl on the Ball's dance floor, though.

I love the art work on the caboose and I'll check it out on my way to the market this morning.

VP said...

Have a great Centennial hike!

TexWisGirl said...

the hike is free!

i love that decoration on the caboose!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Congrats to Santa Fe on it's centennial, and it sounds like you found a perfect way to celebrate it Randy.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

That's a fun way to decorate a caboose.

And I think a hike is a perfect way to celebrate NM's centennial.

Luis Gomez said...

Interesting, very nice Randy!

Jarart said...

Happy 100th!! I would rather do a hike than a black tie ball any day.

Cezar and Léia said...

A toast!
God bless you!
Cezar

Teresa said...

AZ's centennial is coming soon--Valentine's Day!

I'm sure there will be lots of events going on. Sounds like me (I'd opt for the hike, too)

Lovely photo!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Randy, I like your way of celebrating. Enjoy your hike.

Lowell said...

I've been told to "take a hike" but it wasn't because of any celebration! ;-)

Have fun. Happy 100th! Re the pictures on the rr car: How does this happen? In the middle of the night?

Spooky!

Faylinn said...

great shot!have a nice saturday

Sharon said...

I guess I didn't realize that the New Mexico centennial was so close the the Arizona centennial coming up very soon. Happy Birthday New Mexico.

Halcyon said...

I like this caboose. The color and the painting work well together.
Happy birthday NM!! You're not looking bad for 100. ;)

Regina K said...

What a fun way to spruce up an old caboose. Also quite an appropriate way to celebrate NM birthday, by enjoying the wonderful air on a hike.

Happy Birthday New Mexico.

JM said...

This is really cool! Let's party too! :-)

T. Becque said...

Neat find, I like it!

RedPat said...

A nice job was done with the wheat paste! Hope the weather is good for your hike!

Jack said...

Get your dancing shoes on, Randy!

Carola said...

Cool shot!
Happy Birthday New Mexico!

bfarr said...

I think that looks really cool.

Paul said...

A toast to New Mexico!

Hope you enjoyed your hike.

Leif Hagen said...

Happy 100th Birthday, NM! What an artsy Caboose!

Marty said...

beautiful art ! love it !
happy birthday NM

NixBlog said...

Good capture. The figures look very effective there.