Sunday, May 31, 2009


This old adobe church can be found at El Rancho De Los Golondrinas (Ranch of the Sparrows). This is a living history museum that dates from the early 1700s and was
an important stopping point along the famous Camino Real, the Royal Road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, New Mexico. You can check on more photos from the website at

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Protection or Decoration

It's both really. I do however think this looks alot better that just plain iron bars.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Fun Seat

Click on this one for a look at this decorative bench. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Tulips

These are the only tulips in our yard that survived. The others came out but were wiped out by a sudden frost we had.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I love the way flowers look against the Coyote fencing. Flowers last so much longer here than they did when we lived in Phoenix. Right now the weather is perfect.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Can't Get Passed This One

The older the better but this is as far as you will get with this one.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Nice Wall, Great Gate

You going to have to click on this one for a good view. I love the gate but also the wall and the home. I can only imagine the garden behind that wall.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Am I Blue

Not living in this town. I do love the Blue color on this gate. It will be hard to decide on a color for a gate if we ever buy a house here. Maybe multicolor?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Out of Town Gate

I found this beauty in Dixon while on a road trip. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Gate of Branches

I really like this one. Very simple yet decorative.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Turn the Lizard

I think I am going to continue with the Gates for a few more days. Check out the handle on this one.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Knock Knock

I love these old doors that people use for gates.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Can't Cross Here

This old bridge was probably passable in its early years but now I don't think I would even attempt it on foot. This bridge spans accross the Rio Grande on the way to and from Taos and Santa Fe.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My Peaceful Moments

There are places that move something within our souls. This tree and it's location along the freeway headed into Taos is one of those places for me. I don't know what it is but I look foward to seeing this spot everytime we go to Taos. Wishing you all some peace today.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Going My Way

Old trucks and cars can be found everywhere in New Mexico. The main reason for my trip to Taos was to see the Studio De Colores and the work of Ed Sandoval. This car and its driver sits in front of the gallery. Click on the photo for a better look. I love the paintings of Ed Sandoval. For a look at his paintings go to
His paintings are New Mexico, hope you enjoy.

Friday, May 15, 2009


I love the green of trees but sometimes there is something beautiful about bare trees. You can see their true shapes and the way they seem to reach for the sky.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Teepee Anyone?

This is one of my favorite place to stop at on the way into Taos. You can find a large assortment of Native American drums and you can even shop for a Teepee. I would love to have one in my yard just for a quite place of meditation.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

In the Distance

As we were pulling away from the Rio Grande Gorge I was taken by the view of the Taos mountains. It's so much better in person.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rio Grande Gorge

The Rio Grande Gorge runs from northwest to southeast of Taos, New Mexico, through the basalt flows of the Taos Plateau volcanic field. The gorge depth is 800 feet just south of the Gorge Bridge, which spans the gorge ten miles northwest of Taos.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Hotel La Fonda De Taos

Historic Taos Plaza dates back to this time and 1820 saw its first “La Fonda” (Spanish for “the Inn”) on the Plaza in the form of a mercantile store that also rented rooms. This historic location is where you will find the La Fonda de Taos today. The hotel is also home of the world-famous D.H. Lawrence “Forbidden Art” Collection. The paintings are on exhibit in their own gallery in the hotel.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

San Francisco de Asis

As always whenever I go to Taos I have to stop by San Francisco de Asis. Located in the Rancho De Taos, this church has been the subject for many many artists from photographers to painters. Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A Good Read

This bookstore in the Taos Plaza is a great place to find a book. I love the small independent stores.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Take a Seat

I love this little Red bench sitting in front of this store on the Taos plaza. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

At Home

This is one of my favorite places to shop. At Home In Taos has a great variety of things for the home. I could spend hours looking through everything.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mid Week Rest

The week is half over. Time to take a little break so you can coast through the rest of the week. This bench made of skis sits in front of a store on the Taos plaza. Hope your week is better than mine.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco De Mayo

Happy Cinco De Mayo! We had our Cinco De Mayo Salsa Challange at work this past Friday. There was everything from Mild to Oh My God HOT! And yes I tasted every single one twice!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Under Cover

You don't see very many sewer covers with this kind of detail. Happy Monday.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Black Cross

I traveled up to Taos recently and saw this cross. It sits in the park in the middle of the plaza. I like the black against the blue sky. It reminded me of Georgia O'keeffe's Black Cross painting.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Reflection II

Sometimes we just get caught up in our work that we find reflections of ourselves. Have a great weekend.