Saturday, December 31, 2011


It's the end of another year and I want to thank you all for sharing you wonderful photographs with me over the last year. In 2012 I wish you all many joyful memories, hundreds of smiles and peace that will fill your hearts and souls. Happy New Year to you and yours!

I shot this on Christmas Eve at the Canyon Road Christmas Eve walk. This was done at one of the schools nearby.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Snow Parking

Our snow is almost all gone down here in the city. The mountains still look beautiful and I hope to head up there for a hike during the long weekend. Today the weather is going to be in the high 40's so this parking lot will probably be reduced to mud.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Red Holiday Ristras

I love how they light up the Chile Ristras every year. I think it makes them a little more spicy. These were hanging along side of the Chiaroscuro Gallery on Canyon Road.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Holiday Magic II

The look from yesterdays post continued to another window in this shop. Winter does inspire some beautiful things.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Holiday Magic

I love looking at holiday window displays. I am always amazed at things the window designers create. This window is from Curiosa on Canyon Road during the Christmas Eve walk.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Night Glow

On Christmas Eve, Canyon Road was full of beautiful light displays. So excited that I have today off before going back to work. I hope the joy of the weekend follows you through the week.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from Santa Fe

To all of my friends I wish you all a very Merry Christmas full of love and joy. You are all the best gift any blogger could ask for. I shot this last night during the Canyon Road Christmas Eve walk. The road was full of carolers, Farolitos, bonfires and loads of Christmas cheer!

Check out this link for the definition of a Farolito (also known as a Luminaria).

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas On The Plaza

The plaza is full of lights and Faralitos for the holidays. While walking down San Francisco street the other evening I caught the Basilica as it was being lit by the setting sun and street lights. It will be quite busy this evening with the Children's Mass followed by the Midnight Mass.

Wishing you all of the joy, peace and happiness of the Christmas season. Oh and if your still shopping today don't let the grumpy people ruin your holiday.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas in Santa Fe

We have a wonderful book at our local bookstores called "Christmas in Santa Fe." It is a "rich cultural feast of Spanish, Anglo and Pueblo traditions," according to Amazon. It's funny but they always seem to sell out every year all over town. I caught this display at the Collected Works bookstore. Happy Friday everyone. If your traveling for the holidays be safe.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Morning Glow

I caught the sun trying to peak through the clouds on the way to work yesterday. There is snow in the forecast again for us. I hope it comes and stays through Christmas.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Path Less Traveled

The Winter storm that made national news left us with a little snow but not as much as predicted. I caught this while out on my walk. I was drawn to the shadows of the trees crossing the path.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Perfect Gift

If your shopping for that perfect piece of Native American pottery you have to stop by the Andrea Fisher Gallery on San Francisco street. They represent many Native American artist from all of the pueblos here in New Mexico. It really is a treat even just to window shop. One day I hope to own a piece of my own.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Lights

While running around downtown yesterday evening trying to finish my Christmas shopping I found myself taking more photos than shopping. Otra Vez is a resort that offers vacation ownership. The location is only a short walk from the plaza.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Adobe Photo Shoppe

The Adobe Photo Shoppe is a gallery and photographic retail store in the downtown area. I love browsing through the work of other photographers in their wonderful little shop.
Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Shop or Sit

If your one of those people who just don't like shopping but you tag along anyway the Marcy Street Card shop has a seat just for you. Click on the photo for a better look.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas On Delgado Street.

Looks like I caught a little of everything in this shot of an art gallery on Delgado Street with crosses Canyon Road. We have a bench for VP of Livorno Daily Photo. A Christmas wreath and some Faralitos or as some call the Luminarias on the roof which shine brightly at night. Some snow and a small hint of the sky in the window reflection.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. I am off to Albuquerque to finish off some holiday shopping.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chile Wreath

Not only will you find wreaths made of Pine and branches but here you will find them made out of Chile peppers. I shot this a few weekends ago before at the Farmer's Market before the real cold weather set in.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Festive Trees

Just a few of the shops on Marcy street all decked out for Christmas. Do you have a favorite ornament that you put up every year? I have too many to list.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hotel Chimayo

Hotel Chimayo is all decked out for the holidays. Located in the downtown area and within walking distance to the plaza. It's a great place to stay when visiting our city.

I am posting a link to their website because they are having a sweepstakes for a two night stay. Who knows, you next trip could be to Santa Fe.

Monday, December 12, 2011

On the Mountain

Yesterday we took a drive to take in some of the beauty of the Winter. You can't help but notice this rock when driving down the mountain but this time I couldn't help but notice how it stood out because the snow melted from the warmth of the rock.

Some of you asked about the Mexican chocolate that I post last week. Take a look at this wonderful blog for a great post.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Snow Path

"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still."
-Dorothea Lange

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Shadow and Snow

During my brief but very cold walk along Canyon Road I caught this on the side of a gallery. The sun has been out for several days now and alot of our snow is already gone but I still have some shots to share with you. Happy Saturday.

Friday, December 9, 2011


One of my favorite places to shop on the plaza is the Santa Fe Indian Trading Company. It mostly has tourist type merchandise but it's fun. I love their little Christmas tree in the front window. You can also see a reflection of the trees on the plaza and the evening sky.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Snowy Cactus

On my short and I mean short walk (it was so cold) to capture some snow shots, I came across this cactus with a little snow still on it. I was careful not to get too close.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Behind the Trees

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."
John Ruskin

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

And It Came Down

Before I left for my class the snowflakes were small and not really a threat on the roads. This was the scene on Old Pecos Trail three hours later on my way home. It made me long for some Mexican hot chocolate so I headed straight home.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Break Time

“Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey.” Alex Noble

Today is the end of another 16 week class for me. I hate speaking in front of people so I am nervous as all heck already but I am happy for the journey and what I learned. Time to kick back, well at least for the next four weeks and then it's on to something new.

I caught this in an artist home garden. I don't think I would have the patience to create this.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Clear Path

The snow finally came to Santa Fe but not as much as the forecasters warned us about. It was enough to get me in the holiday spirit. By days end the snow started to fall again so we'll see what the new day has to bring. Have a peaceful Sunday everyone.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

# 20

Everyday I take a walk as part of my lunch hour. My walk takes me along the railroad tracks and the other day I looked up as the RailRunner was making its way towards me and I caught this small sign with the number 20 on it. I love the way it looked against this naked tree. Click on it for a better look.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Wagon Wheel Window

I love this idea for a window. This wagon wheel window can be found next to a gallery on Canyon Road. Happy Friday everyone and I hope you all have a great weekend. We're waiting for some snow showers today, we'll see.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Theme Day: Action

Well this Theme Day caught me really off guard. Luckily I had this shot that I caught downtown a few weekends ago. Take a look at other "action" shots from my fellow Daily Photo bloggers: Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Recycled Art Festival I

I almost forgot to share some of the photos I took at the Recycled Art Festival. This first piece of art work is by Lane Patterson. How would you like to have this Cowboy lamp in your home? Mr. Lane currently shows in galleries in New Mexico, California, and Arizona. He also shows at the Recycled Art Festival every year. Make sure to click on the photo for a closer look.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


This is one of my favorite views as you drive down from the Sangre De Cristo mountains. All the yellow leaves are gone and part of the mountain had snow on it this weekend. I miss the colorful Aspens already.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Barely Hanging On

I saw these two leaves hanging on for dear life at the end of a couple of branches and it reminded me of ME so I decided to post it. I also loved the shadow too.

Speaking of hanging on. Today is the last full day of my class and I have to spend the week prepping for my final on the 5th. I wanted to let you know that I might not be able to stop by your blogs everyday. I will do my best to keep up but I didn't want you all to think I have forgotten you. Have a wonderful week everyone!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Back for More!

I still have a few more shots of the Canyon Road Paint out that I want to share. I love this artist painting of horses. She was great talking to everyone as they walked by.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln

I love shadows on adobe! Wishing you all a happy Friday and an even better weekend!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Being Thankful.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Thanksgiving for those who celebrates it and a wonderful day for those who don't.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The Webster Collection a gallery near the plaza is currently showing a wonderful photography exhibit by various photographers who had taken photographs of Frida Kahlo and her artist/husband Diego Rivero. It really is something to see. Check out the link.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Contemporary Native American

I like the look of this sculpture. I didn't get the name unfortunately there were alot of tourist around waiting to take a shot. This is from the archives. Just so no one thinks we still have flowers blooming. Happy Tuesday.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Gone Overboard

As you will remember from Saturdays post I went to the Clay Fair. I told myself that I would add a new piece to my collection. Well to say the least and as you can see I went a bit overboard. I've added 5 new tiles to my ever growing collection! Do I have buyers remorse you might ask. Heck no!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Delicious Autumn

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." George Eliot

Saturday, November 19, 2011

High Stepping Reflection

I was out and about shopping when I caught sight of this reflection in the mirror.

Speaking of shopping it's that time of year for the Clay Fair. My favorite tile artist Kathleen Koltes will be there. You might remember the last ones I bought. Who knows what I might will come home with.

Friday, November 18, 2011

May your Friday be Golden

"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words."
Ansel Adams

One of the many reason I love the Fall, the golden color of the leaves. Wishing you all a very happy Friday.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Getting Low

Sometimes you just have to get low to capture the right color combination.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nothing New

Someone asked if I went back to see how the empty canvas in yesterdays post was developing. After making several passes along Canyon Road the only thing I saw was people sitting around and talking with the artist. After the third pass I just moved on to see the other artists.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Just the Beginning

I captured this mostly for the light and the colors on the palette. If you could paint like any artist whose art work would yours resemble? I would like to paint like Amedeo Modigliani.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Painting Adobe

Here is another artist working on his painting of a adobe building on Canyon Road. Wishing you all a good week!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


This is one of the artists chalk tray that I shot during the Paint Out weekend on Canyon Road. When I saw it I thought of all you. You all bring me such joy with your colorful comments and the wonderful photos you post each day on your blogs. I appreciate every single one of you. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

What Weekends Are All About, Fun!

I love this sculpture. I found it in an area on Canyon Road that I have only ventured to a few times. It's the perfect reminder that we need to not take ourselves so serious all the time. It was a great reminder of what it was like to be a kid and just have fun. I hope your weekend plans include a little fun. This is what I am doing for fun today.