Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween everyone. I am sure these two are happy the didn't end up with a goofy face. But they will probably be used for something else, like a pie. Enjoy your day!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

La Cantora

One weekend at the Farmers market I saw this couple performing. Her voice reminded me very much of my grandmothers. The accordion player has been there since but she hasn't. I am hoping to see them together one more time before the season is over. Happy Saturday!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Gallerie Corazon

One of my favorite places to visit in the Fall is Gallerie Corazon. I love the way the decorate the entrance with the chilies and flowers. The birds a a permanent part of the entryway. Hope your weekend is just as colorful.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Where's the Driver?

A few weekends ago I saw this guy sitting and waiting, for what I had no idea. Until I realized he was the driver. I think the couple walking by wondered the same thing. He might have missed a customer sitting in the passenger seat or did the purple hair scare them away?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blue Fence, Red Door.

I love this courtyard entrance, the house is cute too. The other day the light was perfect so I stopped by on my way home from work for a quick shot.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lighting of the Leaves.

I came across some grape vines outside of bed and breakfast a few weeks ago. The sun was setting and I caught the sunlight shining through one of the leaves.

Monday, October 25, 2010

It's Monday, Oh C*@%

Not feeling the motivation for a Monday? I know I'm not. These might make you smile or maybe laugh a little. I found these at a store downtown called Design Warehouse.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Out of Tune?

Mozart's Garage is not a place to have your piano tuned. It is actually a Mercedes Benz and BMW repair shop. Some times when your driving by you can see a Mini Cooper sitting outside waiting for repairs.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Art On The Go!

Axle Contemporary is a mobile gallery that travels to different sites in the city. The exhibit at the time I shot this was a nice collection of ink drawings. Maybe they will have a new exhibit today.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pick Me!

Some will be pies and maybe some will become bread. I believe some have a scary future set out for them as Halloween pumpkins. Maybe one will turn out to be the Great Pumpkin! Have a wonderful weekend everyone and thank you for your visit.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Yesterday's colors were so vivid I thought I would tone it down a bit for little rust and old paint. This little beauty belongs to an artist in Abiquiu. Good thing this wasn't for sale or it would be parked in Santa Fe today.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Hiking

One of my favorite Fall hikes is up on the Sangre De Cristo mountains. There you will get some amazing photos of the Aspens in all their Fall glory. The smell of the air is amazing and the sky is the most beautiful shade of blue.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Line Along the Rio Chama.

This is the view of some trees that line the Chama river. I was visiting a bed and breakfast that was hosting some of the artist on the studio tour.

Monday, October 18, 2010

House Hunting.

I wonder what kind of bird will occupy this little bird house when it will be hung in a tree. This was outside of an artists studio. They must have gotten it from another artist in town who make these. This arts works in glass. It is also how I spent part of my Sunday, house hunting.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall on the Rio Chama.

This is the Rio Chama which has been made famous in paintings by Georgia O'Keefe. It runs through Abiquiu and feeds into the Rio Grande. The Fall colors were just starting last weekend and I am sure they are even more intense now.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

St. Francis

One of my favorite artist on the Abiquiu Studio tour is Leopoldo Garcia. He creates some amazing cravings out of wood found near the mountains of Abiquiu. I currently own two of his carvings, a Virgin de Guadalupe and a St. Francis. Not quite as large as this one which is probably a little over 6 feet tall. I also have the most beautiful walking stick that he made out of the same type of wood. His home/studio is in the same village that Georgia O'Keefe lived in. He was a little boy when she lived there. He once shared a great story with me about the "The Lady" who paid for him to go to boarding school.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Time to Relax.

These antique chairs were sitting outside of another gallery on the tour. I love this style and the colors were perfect. Unfortunately they were not for sale or they would be residing in Santa Fe today. Wishing you all a happy weekend!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Colors In Abiquiu.

Fall is alive all over Northern New Mexico. I love that most of the studio tours happen in my favorite season.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blind Me With Color!

Wondering around the Zen Garden I came across these wonderful flowers. The color all over this home and garden were just amazing.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Zen Garden

To the left of the entrance from yesterdays post I found this Zen Garden. This home was such a feast for anyones eyes. They sure put a lot of love into this home and gardens.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Colorful Entrance.

This is the entrance to the home and studio of the artists who own the potter's shed from yesterdays post. I love the color of the home and the gates and I think the pumpkins add that special Fall touch.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Artist Potters Shed

This weekend is the Abiquiu Studio Tour. One of the studios we visited had this amazing little Potter's shed next to there studio. I love all the color. It would be a great place to hang out on a Sunday.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pack Up The Pups!

It's time for the Farmers Market! This young woman on stilts and her dog were at the entrance of last weekends Farmers Market. She was promoting a performance that was going on later that day. Let's see what is on the agenda for today. Happy Day!

Friday, October 8, 2010

11,000 Feet!

This is the view at 11,000ft from the top of the ski basin. Not only was my breath taken away from that uphill climb but the by this view. Click on the photo for a better view. Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Long Climb.

During the fall the Santa Fe Ski Basin offers free ride to the top of the slopes so that people can view the changing of the Aspens. I decided to take the long walk up and boy am I paying for it. It is a great view from the top and well worth the work out.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


While out on a hike over the weekend I came across this spotted leaf that caught my eye. While trying to focus on it I was surprised by the bright red stem. Interesting looking lifeline.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Chamisa or Gray rabbitbush blooms late summer and early autumn. While allergy suffers are sneezing all over town others are admiring the bright yellow bloom. "The Chamisa (all species) is the oldest known indigenous yellow dye and has been used for the rich yellow color found in Native American blankets. Spanish-Americans mix guaco (a vine-like climbing plant) with the solution for a yellow paint."

Monday, October 4, 2010

Signs of Fall

The Aspens here have started to change. Pumpkins are in the market and there is a chill in the evening air. What is your favorite part of the Fall season?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Alone With Flowers.

While walking past a garden I came across this little figure holding flowers and sitting in this old wood chair. I thought she was a perfect garden piece. How could you not smile seeing her in your garden.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Animals Of Power.

I think this mosaic image of a lion or tiger is fitting artwork for the wall of an electrical substation.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Theme Day: Graffiti

It's Theme Day here on CDP and this months theme is Graffiti. I found this version of the Virgin of Guadalupe on a fence on the outskirts of Taos.

Please take some time to check out graffiti from all over the world by clicking on the link below and have a great weekend:

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