Monday, September 30, 2013

People Watching

Not quite, this guy was just standing at the end of the parking lot of La Fonda so that he could get cell signal. Have a great Monday everyone!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cloud Reflection

With all of the rain that we have had recently there were puddles all over town. If your paying attention there were some nice reflections to be found.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Pallet Planter

Lately it seems like you can find someone on the internet doing something creative with a pallet. I found this one hanging outside of this art gallery.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Walking Through Taos

A few weekends ago I spent the day walking around Taos, one of my favorite weekend get-a-ways. I caught this shot walking just outside of the plaza. This weekend is the High Road Art Studio Tour. The High Road is one of the prettiest routes to Taos. Wishing you all a happy Friday.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Clouds of Art

These clouds were just hovering over the New Mexico Museum of Art.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Circle Shadows

This is a building close to my job. I like the gate and the shadows it created in the entrance.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Old Southwestern Bench

Found in Taos on a recent weekend trip.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Big Storm

We've had quite a bit of rain lately and it seems as we are getting more tonight. The storm warnings started by noon and by evening we were surrounded by clouds that brought wind and lightening. Hopefully it will bring more rain.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Cloud Touching

The other day on my way back to work I caught sight of what appeared to be two clouds tethered to one another. Finally after a few moments I caught sight of the place that left the contrail. I rather like the idea of the two clouds together as one. Happy first day of Fall!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cactus Flower

One of the things I really like about living in the desert southwest are the blooms that you find on the various cactus in the area.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Wishing it was Friday.

That's the way I felt when I saw the guy in the suit surrounded by all the people dressed casually. Thank goodness that it is Friday today and I hope yours is whatever you want it to be.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Chess on the Plaza

The other day while walking past the plaza I caught these guys taking some time for a game of chess. I would have rather been playing than on my way back to work.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Spanish Reflection

I caught this reflection the window of La Boca. La Boca is a Spanish Tapas restaurant close to my work.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Waiting for the End

This is my last parade shots. I took this at the beginning of the parade. To me this poor horse looked as if he was ready for the end of the parade. I hope your Monday is a happy one.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Highway Shrine

While driving though one of the Northern New Mexico pueblos I stopped to take a photo when I came across this small shrine. I've seen Mary before but I wasn't too sure what the shells were for.

Saturday, September 14, 2013


I think I enjoyed watching the people walking along the parade route more that the actual parade. These four were adorable, roasted corn and all.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Watching It All Go By

This chubby little guy was all ready for the parade last weekend. He even had his sombrero on to protect him from the bright harsh sun, well part of him. Have a great Friday everyone!

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Meet Kingston, he is the mascot for the retirement facility of the same name. It was a cute float full of retirees decked out in island outfits.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fiesta Royalty

From the Fiesta website: "Each spring the Fiesta Council holds a contest in which local men and women compete to secure the popular roles of General Don Diego de Vargas and La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe ™. The prospective contestants are judged on delivering an English and Spanish speech, and are questioned, in both English and Spanish, on their knowledge of historical events surrounding the Fiesta de Santa Fe.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sparky, a Firefighters Friend

Sparky was one of the highlights of this long long parade.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Getting Ready for the Parade

At the end of the Fiesta weekend there is a parade called the "The Desfile de la Fiesta or the Historical / Hysterical Parade. This is a shot of the beginnings of people lining up for the parade. Frankly I found it quite boring and not sometthing I see myself attending again. I think the politicians and Right to Life groups turned me off.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Family Coat of Arms

Every year for Fiestas you will find the Spanish Family Coat of Arms hanging at the Palace of the Governors. Is my sir name on there? No, but there is a valley near Taos with my last name.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fiesta Burger Anyone?

This is probably the most colorful food booth on the plaza this weekend. I caught this shot on Thursday as they were setting up all of the booths. If your a foodie there is a wide variety of foods to choose from. What's a Fiesta Burger you may ask? It could be just a burger with Green Chile or it's a Tortilla Burger with Green Chile. While I am not one who consumes red meat I have heard that the Tortilla Burger is something you must try, even once.

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Stage is Set

It's Fiesta weekend here in Santa Fe. There will be food, dancing, music and other festivities all around the plaza. This large stage has been up for a few days now. I hope your weekend is a festive one! Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Just a Couple of Buddies

Some photos just speak for themselves.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Decisions, Decisions

While walking through the plaza I caught sight of this young man right inside the entrance of our local Haagen Daz shop. This one also carries baked goods. Two treats in one shop, what a dream.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Red Geraniums

One of the things that I like about walking by the window at Cafe Pasqual's are their beautiful geraniums. I caught this gentleman noticing them as I was walking back to work the other day.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Sky and Wine

Saturday I spent the day at the New Mexico Wine Festival in Bernalillo near Albuquerque. It was a day full of music,food and good wines from New Mexico. Did I bring some home you may ask. Yes I did! Cheers!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Theme Day: Pink

Theme Day is here and this months theme is Pink. I took this shot during Indian Market while this couple was talking a break from all of the action. At the time I had no clue what our theme was. Talk about luck.

To see the color Pink all over the world click here.