Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Rio Pueblo de Taos

This is the Rio Pueblo de Toas that runs through the Taos Pueblo. It orginates at the Blue Lake which is close to the Taos mountains highest peak. Looking at this photo reminds me of this qoute, "Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...” ― Alfred Tennyson

Monday, December 30, 2013

Your On My Land

Most of the horses on this part of the pueblo were all gathering around for the evening. As people were walking past this horse he just kept watching almost as to remind us, "Your on my land."

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Trees on the Pueblo

"Honor the sacred.Honor the Earth, our Mother. Honor the Elders. Honor all with whom we share the Earth:- Four-leggeds, two-leggeds, winged ones,Swimmers, crawlers, plant and rock people. Walk in balance and beauty." ~ Native American Elder ~

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Someone Lost A Shoe

I wonder if her name was Cinderella?

Friday, December 27, 2013

Taos Mountain

The "Taos Mountain" is part of the Sangre De Cristo mountain range. The most central part of the Taos mountain, seen here, is part of the Taos pueblo. I shot this as I was walking toward the pueblo on Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Taos Pueblo Adobe

This shot was taken away from the main building of homes. It's probably not as old as the main structure. Most information states that the pueblo is approximately 1000 years old. In my opinion, it's all beautiful.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas In New Mexico

For me nothing beats Christmas in New Mexico. I love all of the traditions, festivals and the food. I spent Christmas Eve in Taos, shopping and visiting my favorite restuarant. In the evening I went to the Taos Pueblo, it seemed like the whole city was there. On Christmas Eve you can see the Procession of the Virgin. You can read more about it here. This has become my favorite part of the season. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Rhythm Of A Winter's Night

A shot of the drummer's welcoming the first Winter's night at the Winter Solstice Festival.

Monday, December 23, 2013


There were several small bonfires around the children museum grounds for folks to warm up while walking around. I took this shot through a large concrete water pipe. I was really surprised how it turned out. Have a happy Monday everyone!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winter Solstice Festival

One of my favorite Winter events is held at the Santa Fe Children's Museum. There is drumming, hot cider, cookies and this labyrinth made out of Faralitos. It's a great way to welcome in Winter.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Hidden in Vines

I almost missed this one while walking by the other day because of the vines. I am not a fan of chain link fencing but I do like the horse head on the gate.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Winter's Light

I caught this the other evening on the way home. To me it was a perfect evening light. Yes, I had to shoot it while I was driving, we've all had those moments, right?

Thursday, December 19, 2013

As The Weather Warms

Our snow is mostly gone with the exception of patches here and there. There are puddles everywhere and sights like this. It made for a nice contrast.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Snowy Abstract

I walked by this grate three times before stopping for this shot.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Snow on Vigas

A window and viga shot at Cafe Pasquals.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Blue Evening III

Same spot just looking the other way. Have a great Monday!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Evening Blue II

On the way home I stopped at the Railyard Park to take a few more "Blue" shots. This view gave me a touch of wanderlust. It might be time for a road trip. Enjoy your Sunday.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Evening Blue

Our snow is melting away but I still have a few shots to share. I caught this one evening after work in the park across the street from my workplace. Everytime it snows you will always find a trail from someone who wanted to take the short route through the park.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Cold Seat

The weather has been warming up and snow on our roofs is melting which is making for some really nice icicles around town. I found these on a chair and the light really made you notice them if you walked by. Have a great Friday everyone.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Warm Adobe Home

This is one of my favorite homes. It's one of my favorites beacause it across the street from one of my favorite bookstores and down the street from Canyon Road. I like the way it looks with a little snow around it.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Winter Mornings

There is something so wonderful about Winter mornings. The colors seem a little more intense and the air is freezing cold but it's crisp and wakes me up better than a cup of coffee. I know, you coffee drinkers probably think "this guy is nuts." Enjoy your cup of java.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Little Dusting

This morning the city woke up to a little dusting of snow. I shot this in my backyard. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Making The Ordinary Interesting.

I think snow can make ordinary things a little more interesting. This is the back side of a building that I normally would not have not looked at twice. Maybe it was the combination of the coyote fence and the snow. Have a great Monday everyone!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holiday Time On The Plaza

The temperatures at night have been really low. Friday night I went to a few gallery openings and I stop by the plaza for a quick shot. Made it back to my car before my ears fell off. Buuurrrrrrr.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Icey Don Gaspar

Don Gaspar street was a little hard to maneuver in a car or by foot the other day. Yesterday the roads were a little better downtown but the outer parts of town still had some slippery roads.

Friday, December 6, 2013

A Winter's Evening

Yesterday the day was filled with light snow showers until the evening began to fall. I love the ice that formed on my windshield and the view beyond it. It reminded me of this quote.

 "Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality." - Andy Goldsworthy

Thursday, December 5, 2013

More Snow on Adobe

"“Snow on one side of the canvas, silence on the other. I’d call that a perfect painting.

” ― Jarod Kintz

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Winter or Spring?

While I love sitting on the plaza in the Spring I can't help but love what it looks like in the Winter with the snow.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tabla de los Santos

This is one of many restuarants in town that I have not been to as of yet. Located in the St. Francis Hotel, Tabla is a local restuarant that specializes in Farm to Table cuisine.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Trudging Along

I thought this was the perfect shot for a Monday after 4 days off. Our snow is melting all over town so most of the city is pretty wet. I sure hope this work week won't be. Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Theme Day: Looking Out

Theme Day has come again and this month's theme is Looking Out. This photo was shot looking out from the Old Taos Highway here in Santa Fe. This was taking shortly before our big snow storm. The snow came down on the Sangre De Cristo days before it hit the city.
To see more theme day photos from around the world click here.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Snow on Adobe

I like the way the snow lined this adobe wall. In the background you will see St. Francis Auditorium.

Friday, November 29, 2013

In The Strangest Places

As I was walking out of my house after that last snow storm I was amazed at where the snow settled. This is the porch light at my neighbors house. Have a great Friday everyone.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Sorry for not stopping by yesterday, I had internet problems again "*&^%#". Anyway now that my cursing rampage is over I would like to wish all those who celebrate it a very Happy Thanksgiving. Keep your fingers crossed that my connection lasts.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Look Between The Walls

Without the snow I think this would have been a boring shot. The snow actually led my eyes to the orange barricade.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Let the Snow Land Where It May

I like the way the snow made this wagonwheel type design on this patio table.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Winter Comes To Santa Fe

Yesterday Santa Feans woke up to over a foot of snow. We had a light dusting on Saturday but nothing like the snow that came in overnight. It's going to be a slippery commute to work this morning. Have a great Monday everyone!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Buddha in Dixon

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Old Light

A second stop at the vintage shop in Dixon to make a purchase and I discovered another room. I love the view out of this window and and the old light from a car. Oh and in case your curious I bought and old wire basket.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Leaves Over An Adobe Wall

As I was walking along the main street in Dixon I caught sight of these beautiful leaves hovering over this wall.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

#122 and 126

Another rural Autumn shot taken in Dixon. I love the colors of the trees.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Pink Adobe Door

Found on the side of an old home in Dixon.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Wooden Fence

Found this close to the Embudo River near Dixon.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Color and Rust

This was another thing I shot outside of the vintage shop in Dixon. Have good start to your week!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Like a Flower

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Autumn in Dixon

This shot was taken before you actually get into the little town of Dixon. The golden trees kind of line the river that flows through town.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Potters Studio

This is the studio of Miya Pottery. The interior is wonderful but it was so full of people I could not get a decent shot. To see some of her work check out the galleries in her website. Have a happy Friday everyone.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Still Under the Stars

I took a stroll down one of my favorite roads in Dixon and I found that they Tee Pee that I shared with you last year was still there.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Golden Floor

Outside of a ceramic artist house I walked on this golden carpet of leaves. This artist lives in the middle of an orchard.Don't you just love the colors of Autumn.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

It's Safe Out Here

I found the most amazing studio hidden back behind an orchard and vineyard. These items were found close to the entrance of the house/studio.