Monday, December 31, 2012

Reflect and Move Foward

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. - Helen Keller

Thank you all for another wonderful blogging year, sharing your photos and for your visits to my blog. Wishing you all a wonderful 2013!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Where the water flows

This is one of my favorite spots along the Aspen Vista Trail. This is where the creek normally runs in the spring. It's covered in snow and ice now but if you stand really quite you can hear the water flowing under the ice. Talk about peaceful.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

One day I will be that tall

While out on my hike I came across this little tree in the distance. I sure it looks around and thinks one day...

Friday, December 28, 2012

Teach Me

"Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring. - William Alexander

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Curiosa at Christmas

Curiosa on Canyon Road always has my favorite window displays at Christmas time. I think the best time to see this window is the evening of the Christmas Eve walk, there is just something magical about it.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside

While out on my Christmas Eve hike I could hear a dog whimpering on the other side of the hill. As I came down I saw their owners sledding and having a great time. The Great Dane on the other hand was busy trying to climb on top of her buddy anyway she could to get off the snow. I guess you could not refer to her as a Snow Bunny.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Eve on Canyon Road.

One of the biggest local traditions here in Santa Fe is the Christmas Eve walk on Canyon Road. Friends and Families walk long Canyon Road singing carols, enjoying hot chocolate and warming up on small bonfire. The road is full of Faralitos, lights and cheer similar to this. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2012

More Christmas Lights on the Plaza

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas Eve. I am off for a hike today and then it's Christmas Eve on Canyon Road a Santa Fe Christmas Eve tradition.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Touch of Snow

This is the side of the St. Francis Basilica. I wanted to capture the little spots of snow on the trees. Enjoy your Sunday.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Standing on the Plaza II

This is the view as I started back for my office. In the distance you see the New Mexico Museum of Art. One of my favorite buildings. On you way there you can stop at the Kettle Corn vendor's and pick up a treat. Happy Saturday everyone! It's my first day of vacation and I am just a happy guy!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Standing on the Plaza

Yesterday the wind was so cold I was surprised that I got this shot without blur from shaking. This is the view from the middle of the plaza looking at the La Fonda Hotel. Wishing you a happy Friday and Winter Solstice. Enjoy the weekend too!

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Don't you just need a little color in your life sometimes. With the gray skies and the snow I searched my archive for a little touch of Autumn. Now don't get me wrong, I love the snow I just thought some color was in order to help wrap up the week.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ready for Christmas

Many of the buildings in our downtown area are decked out for the holidays. This is the Worrell Gallery and the sculptures shown here are the work of Bill Worrell. Now this is one sculpture I would love to have in front of my home.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Making Tracks.

This is a small park at the courthouse close to my work. There were no tracks when I arrived at work. By noon there were tracks all over.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Little Snow Tree

"Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring." - William Alexander

Sunday, December 16, 2012

For Newtown

There are no words.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Snow and Shadows II

I could not resist this shot when I saw the sunlight shining along the sidewalk. The Faralitos were left from a Christmas event held here at the Palace of the Govenors the night before.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Snow and Shadows.

I got this in the park next to the Basilica. Apparently there is more snow on the way overnight according to the forecasters. We'll see what the day brings. Have a wonderful day and happy weekend.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

St. Francis.

I love this statue of St. Francis. I shot this right after I took the photo of the plaza. It's almost Friday!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Snow On The Plaza

Our snow has started to melt but we are supposed to get more on Friday. The ice is still pretty bad though. I almost took a spill on my way to the plaza. Oh what we do for our blogs.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lost In The Snow.

As the snow came down on Sunday this little bird came around looking for food in the bird feeder. He was pretty amusing to watch, from the ground to the branch, the fence and then off to another feeder.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Snow, finally.

Santa Fe got the first snow fall of the season. There ski area's got over a foot and the city anywhere between 4-6 inches. I captured this as I was coming out of Downtown Subscription, on of my favorite places for Hot Mexican Chocolate.

Sunday, December 9, 2012


This is the current window display at Collected Works books which is close to my work. There is a slight reflection but you can't really make it out. Have a happy Sunday!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Gas or Pedal

I guess it depends on how far you want to go. As for me I prefer a more green way of travel but not Pink. I caught this the other day while taking my afternoon walk.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Morning Fire.

Lately the morning skies have been full of some great color. I snapped this the other morning right before work. Class is over and now it's time to dig into a good book. Well for the next six weeks anyway before the next semester starts.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Day of Shopping

Nothing like a day of shopping and with a colorful bag no less. That really isn't a shopping bag. This shopper had lunch at Cafe Pasquals. It's fun to watch tourist as they shop around town.

I'll be back tomorrow. My website is done and hopefully the critique will go well tonight. Until tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

St. Francis

I had to take a walk the other day to clear my head. The air was crisp and the sky was blue. My walk took me past the basilica so I snapped a quick shot.

* Just a quick note, finals for my class are tomorrow and I am working on my 5 page website project. I have posts scheduled through Thursday but I won't be by for a visit until Friday.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Touch of Red

This doorway just screams Santa Fe. I love this entry with the colorful geraniums.

* Just a quick note, finals are this Thursday and I am working on my 5 page website project. I have posts scheduled through Thursday but I won't be by for a visit until Friday.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Climbing the Walls

These beautiful Autumn leaves with their vivid color are covering the wall of a parking structure for the La Fonda hotel. I caught this the other day while out on my afternoon walk. Here's wishing you a great start to your week.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Morning Hour

"It is in the early morning hour that the unseen is seen, and that the far-off beauty and glory, vanquishing all their vagueness, move down upon us till they stand clear as crystal close over against the soul." - Sarah Smiley

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Theme Day: My Street

It's the 1st again and Theme Day has come around again. This month's theme is My Street or an interpretation of it. I choose to shoot from one of the corners of the street that I work on. After work last night I took a little walk and shot the plaza which is all decorated for the holidays.

To see more theme day photos click here.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Turquoise Trail

There are some wonderful things to be found in this shop and some quite colorful vases can be found on the outside as you can see. I hope you Friday goes quickly and you have a fun weekend.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Beaver Bike

Looking through my archive I found quite a few shots that I have not shared. One is this shot of a stuffed beaver tied to the front of this bike. The bike was parked at at the Farmers Market during a festival that I attended.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I am assuming that this door was used for deliveries at the station in the past. They probably used to pull up in the old horse driven carts and unload at the door. Now it's just a plant stand.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hard Seat

When travelers were waiting for train in the old days benches sure were not made for comfort. You had your choice of this concrete bench outside of the wooden ones inside. I probably would have eaten more to make sure I had some extra cushion for those long waits.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Where Should We Go?

This shot is looking west from the Lamy station. If the train were headed that way it would be on it's way to Los Angeles.

Well it's back to work after 4 days off. Here's hoping the week goes by fast for everyone.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Days Past

This is a reflection in the window of the old Lamy train station that I posted about in yesterdays reflection shot. Something about makes me long for a trip. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Reflections of PastTravels

I captured this reflection on the window of a retired train car that sits at the Lamy train station just south of Santa Fe. To read a little more about the Lamy station click here.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Gold Along the Rio Grande

While traveling back to Santa Fe from Dixon I could see this bright golden looking tree in the distance and I had to stop to catch it. At that time of day the sun illuminated perfectly and created a nice glow. Happy Friday everyone and enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Be Thankful.

“Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.” ― Marcus Aurelius

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


As I was walking along the road were I found the Tee Pee I came across this old fence post surrounded by this red bush. I love wondering around country roads.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Blue Gate and Yucca

I shot this as I entered on of the artist homes in Dixon. That blue gate caught my eye the minute I walked into the yard.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sleeping Under The Stars

There is a road in Dixon that has one ceramic studio that I like to visit. While I am there I always walk down the road a little further to the river. This time I saw something hidden among the trees. As I walked down a little further I came across this tee pee. Wouldn't this be a great place to sleep outside under the stars?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Studio Mate

This beautiful dog would not be bothered with the visitors to his owners studio. He decided to just take it easy and nap while everyone else looked at the artwork inside. I hope you all have a peaceful Sunday.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Old Door

I like old doors like this with it's rustic appearance and spots of color. I found this on an abandoned house in Dixon.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Vogel Studio

This is the doorway to Jim Vogel's studio in Dixon. I wish I could have taken some shots of the inside but it was a full house. To see a sample of some of his paintings click here.

Have a happy Friday and a fun weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Blue Window

I could not resist taking a photo of this old window. It is part of an old adobe building that belongs to an well known artist here in northern New Mexico. I'll show you another photo and share a link to a local gallery that carries his artwork. Until then.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


This is part of the small little town of Dixon. You can see the old church to the right and a nice adobe wall in the foreground. The studio tour attracted a pretty big crowd and it was a miracle that I was able to capture this shot minus the crowd.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Empty Studio

While out on the Dixon Studio tour I came across this empty studio. I remember seeing artwork there the year before. I would love to have this little space. It could be my summer blogging studio, ha wishful thinking.

Monday, November 12, 2012

First Snow

Yesterday we woke up to a little dusting of snow. It was in the forecast for the whole day but this was all that we received. It will come soon enough whether we're ready for it or not.