Saturday, May 31, 2014

Color for Sale

These are just a few of the colorful flowers that can be found at the Farmer's Market. I am hitting the market early today. After that I am going to a free class on plants that can be used in gardens for the benefit of bees and butterflies. Hey, I need all the help I can get.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Blue Gate, Bare Branches

I found this in my archive. Just another blue gate that I found along Canyon Road.
Wishing you all a very happy Friday.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

It's Over There!

I caught this photo of some tourist walking past the cathedral. I guess they were looking for something other than the church.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


I was recently walking around the Railyard and I caught these two swinging on the cable that's meant to keep people from wandering close the the train tracks. They must have thought they were being rebels.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Apache Warrior

Everytime I visit the the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture I have to shoot this marvelous statue. No, the microphone in front of him is not for him. There were dancers that scheduled to perform in the afternoon. Unfortunately I could not stick around for that.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Navajo Sculpture

One of my favorites outside of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. It's called "Plant Yei, Protection Yei, Plant Yei" by Navajo artist Fred Begay. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Turquoise, Water, Sky

If you are a fan of the stone, this is an exhibit not to be missed. Currently on exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Here is a small snippet from their website, People in the Southwest have used turquoise for jewelry and ceremonial purposes and traded valuable stones both within and outside the region for over a thousand years.Turquoise, Water, Sky presents hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrating how the stone was used and its deep significance to the people of the region.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Got Basket?

It's time for my usual stop at the Farmer's Market.  If I forget my bags, they'll have me covered. But first, a stop at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens annual plant sale. Happy Saturday all.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Railyard Water Tower

A close up view of the water tower on the Railyard. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blue Gate

Found on Upper Canyon Road.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wind Walking

No, it's not a new walking sport. Springtime brings on some pretty strong winds around town. I was safe under a portal when I caught sight of this guy briskly walking through town.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Taking Five

Holy Spirit Coffee is a small and I mean small little coffee place on San Francisco street. I shot this during the lunch hour. I think she had the right idea.

Monday, May 19, 2014

City Hall Mural

This mural "Spiritual Warrior Within," was the creating of the Community Youth Mural Program by artist BErnadette Vigil and five other artists. Each youth choose a visual symbol of their own Spiritual Warrior.

Sunday, May 18, 2014


This is the final shot of my Ghost Ranch hike.  There was something beautiful about this dead tree.  Maybe it was sky that added to it's beauty.  I might just have to head up there on my long weekend next week to take a different hike.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Views XIII

I could have easily spent more time taking shots of the rock formation on the way down but started to sprinkle and I had to make it my car before the rain set in. I'm happy I stopped for this one.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Views XII

Looking through some of the juniper branches you could see completely different views.

On a side note, have you every typed in your blog name on Pinterest to see if people are pinning your shots.  A friend came across quite a few of mine on the site.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Views XI

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.” 
― Georgia O'Keeffe

I have a work event this evening. If I don't get a chance to stop by I will see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Views X

One of my favorite views as I started back down the trail. The juniper trees in the area added a nice touch.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Views IX

This is the view standing on the edge of the limestone edge (lower left) from yesterdays photo. Normally I would not stand this close to the edge but the views were too good to miss.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Views VIII

As I approached this part of the trail the gentleman from yesterdays post was joined by his wife. The white that you see at the end of the look out is a type of limestone. I loved the view of the Perdernal from this spot.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Views VII

"It was all so far away - there was quiet and an untouched feel to the country and
 I could work as I pleased." - Georgia O'Keeffe

Happy Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Views VI

The first view I had of the Pedernal after climbing a little higher. You can also see part of Abiquiu Lake.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Views V

This was my view after climbing a 15 foot slot canyon.  After injuring my knee weeks before I thought I was ready for it, the slot canyon proved me wrong. After stopping to take in the view I came to the conclusion to carry on, it was worth it.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Views IV

Further along the trail I caught sight of this tree with the clouds behind it. It reminded me of cotton candy.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Views III

There was something about this view that excited me as I started on this hike. I think it was the idea that there could be no better view. This place is a nature photographers dream, just one wonderful view after another.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Views II

This was just one of the shots I took along the trail. While walking through he I kept wondering if Georgia O'Keeffe and her dogs walk around here. One of her homes was not too far away from here.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Views

This week I'm going to share some of the sights that I captured while hiking to the top of Kitchen Mesa at Ghost Ranch. As you can see the sky is a big contrast from yesterday's photo. The change happened while I was working my way to my goal. Enjoy your week.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

View of the Pedernal from Ghost Ranch

"God said if I painted it enough, I could have it." — Georgia O’Keeffe

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Saturday's at the Farmer's Market

You can always count on finding music at our Farmer's Market and it's always something new.  These guys were playing a wonderful mix of Latin music.  These shot is from last Saturday so I wonder what I will find today. On my way!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Design Warehouse

If your a fan of modern design and home furnishings Design Warehouse is the place to go here in Santa Fe. They are right around the corner from my place of employment so I visit every now and then while on my lunch hour, just window shopping. Have a great Friday everyone!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Theme Day: Squares

Theme Day is here again and this month's theme is Squares. These square windows are part of the Farmer's Market building in the Railyard. As you can see there is another set of squares in the reflection. Those windows are part of the Santa Fe Clay studio on the other side of the railyard.

To see other "Squares" around the world click here.