Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodnight 2010.

The one thing I love after a snow fall is how quite the city feels. I am sure snow or no snow that won't be the case on New Years Eve. Another year has flown by and I can't begin to express my appreciation for all of you who have stopped by for a visit. My New Years wish for all of you is that your heart be filled with another year full of love, peace, and happiness. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Snow and Adobe.

I love the way our homes in Santa Fe look after a good snow. You know that there is a wonderful warmth inside after a day of being outside. Wishing you all something to keep you warm from the cold winter.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bending Towards Blue Sky.

While walking around a park I saw the shadow of a tree and how it looked like it was bending towards the blue of the sky. I must of been in a state of dreaming that morning. Only a few days left in the year, have you pick your photo for theme day yet?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blue Gate.

Snow highlights various things in the landscape. While drive home one day these blue gates stopped me dead in my tracks.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Walk in the Park.

This is what I would rather be doing than going back to work after a weeks vacation. Wishing you all a good start to your week. It's back to work we go.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


We did not have a white Christmas this year but we did have a few days a little over a week ago with snow one the ground. I am going to finish the year out with some images that I caught the day after. Here's hoping your Sunday is a peaceful one.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas To All!

First and foremost I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas full of joy and peace for you and your loved ones. Thank you for the gift of time that you bestow on me everyday with your comments. This photo was from last nights Christmas Eve walk along Canyon Road.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve Walk

Each year for Christmas Eve people walk along Canyon Road singing carols and enjoying hot cider and bonfires. The street is also lined with Faralitos or luminarias. Some galleries and shops are open for people to stop in and get warm and enjoy their art. This is the window at Curiosa a lovely little shop filled with great gifts, jewelry and home decor items. Whatever you do today I hope that you day is filled with joy and the wonders of the holiday.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Winter Solstice Festival

Every year the Santa Fe Children's Museum has a Winter Solstice Festival that include storytelling, a drumming circle, snacks the best part a labyrinth made out of luminarias. It's a great community event that brings people out to celebrate the solstice.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Santa Fe Christmas Wreath.

If you don't want the usual Christmas pine wreath there is always our traditional Christmas wreath. Red Chile wreaths can be found all over New Mexico this time of year. Well really you can find them all year round. Their a great gift for the cook in your life.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The New Green

I was at one of my favorite stores Anthropologie over the weekend. This wooden tree was part of their Christmas display. Talk about a new way to think Green, you can now recycle something into your next tree. What do you think thumbs up or thumbs down?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Sparkle

One of my favorite stores to window shop in for Christmas is ACC. They have wonderful Christmas displays and beautiful home furnishings. These Silver aluminum trees remind me of my grandmother and her old tree from the 60's. I hope your holidays are full of sparkle.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Is She Or Isn't She?

Imagine my surprise while I was out shopping at a local tourist shop. As I was walking past these key chains I saw "Santa Fe Kate" staring right back at me. My first thought was Santa Fe is calling to you Kate. Do you have stuff like this in your city?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Guitar and Flowers.

This is the courtyard of the Brad Smith Gallery on Canyon road. It it one of my favorite galleries because his painting are so colorful and would just look perfect in my home. Well, one can wish.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Santa Fe's First Snowfall!

We pause in the middle of our Canyon Road series to bring you this breaking news flash. WE HAVE OUR FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON! It starting in the morning and continues as I type this. We will return you to our regularly scheduled postings tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Painted Seat

While touring the event on Canyon Road I tried to get around to most of the artist who were out working. I missed a few but I found this old wooden chair with paint on it left vacant while the artist was on a break.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Viewing Art

While walking through one of the galleries I caught sight of this artist working on Canyon road. Hope your all having a good week so far.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Painting The Sky Blue.

Just one of the many painters along the route. I love the colors he used for the sky.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sit and Look for Awhile.

The Nordwall Gallery on Canyon Road always has some intriguing art work hanging right outside the door or on an easel and on the day of the event they did not disappoint. I was drawn by this painting of Native Americans on horseback.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Special Delivery.

In mid-October there was an event on Canyon Road to support music in our schools. Some of the galleries had school chorus performers and there were artists working on paintings all along Canyon Road. I will be bringing some of the photos from this fun filled day through out the week. I hope you will enjoy them.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


This is one place where you would not expect to find solitude. I was out in Galisteo for their Studio Tour and while it was crowded with people there were no children in the playground. Just a photographer and his camera watching the clouds go by.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Red on Red.

Well La Nina has done her best and we still have no snow. While out on my walk the other day I caught sight of this red gate with it's red tiled cover and a red chile wreath. Maybe it's a sign of a spicy weekend to come. Hope your's is full of spice.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Transparent Tree.

Click on this one for a better look. By the time 5pm rolls around the sun is almost gone. On the way home the other evening I caught sight of this beautiful sunset. Good thing I had my camera and there was no one honking behind me.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mid-Week Rest Stop.

Benches are a big in Southwest design. You can find them indoors as well as out and usually in bright colors. I found this unpainted one but with a wonderful Native American rug adding that splash of color.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Since we have had no snow as of yet there are still some color out there but you have to look hard for. I stumbled upon this while out on a walk. So glad I did. I am having internet problems so I have not had a chance to stop by. Hopefully it will be fixed tonight.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday Blues

Does Monday give you the blues? Well try wearing this winter hat and maybe it will just tickle you. If not others will probably smile. Caught this while shopping at the Farmers Market this weekend. Here's to the start of a new week. Hope yours is great.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Leaving an Impression.

Beauty can be found simply by opening our eyes and looking around. Even when that means looking down at the sidewalk as your walking past. This was a reminder for me to slow down and take it all in. Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cooking Santa Fe Style.

As you can see there is no shortage of cook books that will teach anyone how to cook the foods of Santa Fe. The food here is different than the Mexican food that I grew up with. How you may ask? It's all in the Chile, the spicier the better.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Riding past the Sun.

Walking around town the other day I came across this graffiti sun and the bike parked next to it. Funny what you can see when your not in a rush to get somewhere. Happy weekend everyone! Your visits made me feel like I was riding past the sun!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Look Deep Into My Eyes.

Around this time of year I have seen skulls with Santa hats around town. This the first time I came across one lit up like this. I thought it was cool but it doesn't instill that holiday feeling for me but hey to each his own.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Theme Day: Time

It's theme day here on CDP and this month's theme is Time. When I think of time I think about how this year has flown by. I think we should take some advice from the art work by local artist Jennie Cooley and "Live like your hair's on fire!" Wishing you all a wonderful December! Click on the photo for a better look.

To see more Time photos check out the link below:
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Looking Down Lincoln

This is the view of Lincoln street looking away from the plaza to the Federal Courthouse at the very end. I shot this a while back shortly before the leave started to change colors. Clouds always seem to make a shot.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Morning Moose.

One of my favorite sculptures in town is of a moose. I walk by the Waxlander Gallery everyday and finally decided he would be perfect for a Monday post. This is piece I would love to have in my yard.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Meditation

"Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject." Eliot Porter

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lighting the Plaza,

Last night was the lighting of the plaza. It was the first time I had been to it since moving here. The visit unfortunately didn't last long because it was freezing last night. Santa's visit was probably longer than mine.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Let The Season Begin!

It's Black Friday and people will be up early waiting in line for a bargain. Some people are fortunate to be off for the long weekend. Others will be up early and then spending the whole day at work after a bit of shopping. What ever you do I hope that it's an eventful day for you.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Thanksgiving is day to reflect and to give thanks for all the things that we are grateful for. For me it is family, my friends and the opportunity that I have had to meet all of you and to share our photos and comments with one another. You all have enriched my life and I can not begin to thank you enough. This photo is of a Buddha that has traveled with me from Phoenix to Santa Fe. The light from the sun setting fell upon it in such a way that I could not resist the shot and I thought it would be a perfect one for today's post. Make the most of your day and enjoy.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pick Your Boots.

I love the look of a cowboy boot but for the life of me I can't seem to get one on. I have tried but with no success. First I thought it was the style no luck, and then I saw these but needless to say I left them where I found them. One of these day I will find the perfect ones. Until then I will leave you to choose your color.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Red Horse

A little further down the road I came across this red horse. I had stopped to take a picture of the light shining through the yellow leaves and was surprised by this sculpture.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I See In Your Future.

My walk always takes me along Canyon Road and all of the wonderful art galleries. While walking past this sculpture it reminded me of a fortune teller and it also reminded me that it's a short work week. A blessing? We'll see. Hope yours is great!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Delgado Street Bridge.

I love the trees that line the Santa Fe river along Alameda street. I walk along this street everyday as part of my daily exercise. Watching the seasons change while walking here is my favorite part of my walks. Do you have a favorite place to walk in your city?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sole Mates

I almost forgot about this photo. The New Mexico Museum of Art had a fun exhibit call Sole Mates. It was a show of Cowboy Boots in different mediums from actual boots to boots included in paintings, and photographs. It was fun to see some of the outrageous designs on some of the boots.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Drive Home.

I caught this one the way home from Dixon. I love an evening drive along this highway just riding along with come great music and scenery to match. I hope your weekend will be full of something that makes you happy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Shine down on Me.

"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn
sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all
the daylight hours in the open air."

- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Blue Window.

I love old windows. When I saw this window I was reminded of some lyrics from an Alison Krauss song:

I sat in the window of my room
Watched you go away
It was all I could do
It was all I could do

Your going away
To leave me alone
In all of this sorrow
In this misery...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Red Bench with Bone.

While walking around the apple orchard I came across this red little bench and this bone lying beside it. The bench made me think of the comforts of living in such a wonderful place and the bone brought about thoughts of Georgia O'Keefe.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Just a little further up the path from yesterdays photo was this old tractor shed with a retired tractor in it. Unfortunately another Monday has come and it's time for work. It will be awhile before I am like that tractor. Have a good start to your week everyone!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Time to Rest.

One place that I just love to visit is the studio of Gayle Fulwyler Smith, a watercolor artist in Dixon. Her home is surrounded by a large apple orchard and you have to walk on a road in the orchard to reach her home. This old trailer that was probably used at harvest time. Wish I could have caught a shot of it when it was full of apples.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

La Chiripada

The Dixon area has a few wineries, La Chiripada happens to be one of my favorites and I make it a point to visit every year. This year I came home with a new white wine, Embudo Blanco. It is an apple wine that is tart with a hint of sweetness made from locally grown apples.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Watching Over Me.

Well actually this carved angel was watching over the dog from yesterdays post. The wood and metal sculpture was created by Eric Evenson a sculptor showing on the Dixon Studio tour. Happy Weekend everyone!