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.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hidden In The Leaves

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. William Blake

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Stone and Mud

This is part of the home and gallery behind the apple orchard that I have been sharing with you. The older part of the home is made of adobe. I really like this part of the house but it would be hard to hang art work.

Friday, November 9, 2012

You Make My Day Bright.

Every have one of those days? Well for me it's been one of those weeks. It's just been that kind of week where things just aren't working out, even my homework just seems to be giving me fits. The other day I even thought " I just can't blog anymore." I've been at it for 7 years now. Then I visit your pages and it all goes away.

I can't tell you how thankful I am for all of you. "You make my days bright." Have a good Friday and a super weekend.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


This Acequia (waterway) was in front of the house from the first gallery stop. I guess this is what they use to water the apple orchard. Wouldn't it be nice to hear the sound of the water from your house?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Orchard View

This is the view of the apple orchard as you turn around from here I was standing in the first shot. I am not sure how many acres there were but it was pretty big.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Golden Cargo

This was another cart that was parked closer to the house and studio. As you can see there were no apples here only the golden leaves of Fall in the cart and all over the ground.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Old Cart

As I walked along the long driveway from yesterdays shot I came across this old cart. I'm sure in it's day it was used to carry the apples that during harvest season.

"Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits." -- Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Day in Dixon

Yesterday I spent the day in Dixon for the 2012 Dixon Studio Tour. One of my favorite studios sits behind a huge apple orchard. I always look forward to walking along this long drive through the apple orchard to the artist home.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Blanket, Baskets & Rugs.

There is no shortage of Native American rugs and blankets around town. This is a shop right down the street from the plaza and near St. Francis so needless to say it's quite a tourist stop.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Ghostly Reflection

I caught this reflection at Evangelos on San Francisco street. I was shooting the poster when I noticed it. Have a great Friday everyone and a happy weekend.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Theme Day: The Waters Edge

I can't believe it's November already, but here we are at another Theme Day on City Daily Photo. This month's theme is "The Waters Edge." While up on Aspen Vista I stopped at a small creek the runs down the mountain. On this trip I just happened to see these Aspen leaves gathered around the edge of the creek. Please take some time to visit some wonderful blogs by clicking here.