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!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Time to Relax

This cute little fellow was resting in between visitors to his owners art studio. I think he was trying to blend into the Fall colors but I caught sight of him and snapped this photo. I think everyone needs a day like this from time to time.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Studio Signage

Some people are just so creative with their studio signs. Jim Vogel is one of my favorite artist whose paintings are very reflective of life here in New Mexico. You can see some of his work here .

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Greeter

Not only was Buddha out the other day but so was this woman carved from wood. She was out greeting people as they stopped by the Desert Rose gallery. The artist is such a friendly gentleman who always remembers us every time we stop by. I love his little studio made out of adobe.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Made you Smile!

It's Monday and what better way to start the week than with a bright flower and a smile. It's short week for me and that thought already had me smiling. These are the work of Mark Saxe from Southwest Stoneworks. One of my favorite stops on the studio tour.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Buddha in Dixon

This weekend is the Dixon Studio Tour. It is one of my favorites, mostly for the Fall colors and the people. There is a certain peace about them and speaking of peaceful I found Buddha sitting on a post taking in the sunshine. He was a great start to my day.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Color of the Day!

My neighbor has this wonderful wall climbing vine that produces the best color in the fall. Goes well with the rust, don't you think?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Kicking Back.

It's Friday, time to think about weekend plans and relaxing a little. These two were kicking back at a photographers studio in Galisteo. Hope you make the most out of your weekend.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blue Corn Anyone?

Blue corn is used for many different recipes, from blue corn pancakes to blue corn tortillas. Here we have it whole before it's grounded up into corn meal. One of my favorite dishes with blue corn tortillas is blue corn chicken enchiladas with green chili. Darn now I'm hungry. Click on the photo for a better look.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Back to the 80's.

Time to Flashdance everyone and it wasn't even Halloween. Something you don't see everyday unless you travel back to the 80's.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Squash and Chili.

This pumpkin or what ever kind of squash it is was the biggest I had ever seen in person. I wanted to stick around to see if anyone bought it the whole time thinking of a nice soup with chili mixed in.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Theme Day: Public Transportation

Welcome to another Theme Day here on CDP, this month's theme is Public Transportation. Here at the Santa Fe train depot we have an old 1950's Santa Fe Southern Railway "Dome Car." In the older days of train travel this would have been considered traveling first class. Travelers could enjoy the view sitting in the "dome" while other dined below. Every now and then I see this car go by my work usually full of tourist on a short trip to the historic Lamy station.

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