Thursday, January 31, 2013

Day Trip VI

This is the entrance of Thread Bear Quilt shop. This little shop sits on the plaza in Las Vegas. If your into quilting and fabrics this would be the place for you. The interior had beautiful exposed brick and the old checkered floor.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Day Trip V

Of course this was the only red building on the street. This old fire house was really something to see. You will probably notice the reflection in the window too.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day Trip IV

This is a partial shot of Bridge street in Las Vegas. I love all old buildings here. I could have taken a million shots.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Day Trip III

If you are in need of jeans or boots, this would be the place to stop in Las Vegas. I didn't have time to stop but I could not pass up the reflection. Enjoy the start to your week.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Day Trip II

I love old theaters and I could not resist running back to capture this one after I drove by it in Las Vegas, NM. I think they have so much more character than these big Cineplexes they are building now. Have a great Sunday everyone!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Day Trip

I was digging through my archive and found that I completely forgot about a day trip that I look to Las Vegas, which is only an hour east of Santa Fe. They have some wonderful historic buildings there. I usually go there to visit a great little bookstore they have there. I'll be sharing a few shots from this day trip in the next several day. I hope you will enjoy them. Happy Saturday.

Friday, January 25, 2013

White Reflection

I caught this one the other day while walking during my lunch hour. This tourist was taking a shot and I happened to catch a small part of her in the reflection I was going for. Wishing you all a very Happy Friday.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hot Seat

Not with that snow around. We have very little snow left around town. Most of it can be found in shady spots like this. Nothing like a little red to catch your eye.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Standing on the Corner

This is you view if your standing on the north west corner of Washington and Marcy. That large building is our downtown library. I have only been in there once. I prefer going to the library at the college.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sea of Yellow

Last week was the beginning of the Legislative session here in Santa Fe. Different groups will probably be visiting and protesting near the Roundhouse (capitol building). None will probably be a prominent as this Right to Life group. This was just a portion of what I caught on my walk. There was a sea of yellow balloons marching from the Roundhouse to the plaza and back again.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Which Way Do You Go

As for me it was time to come back to Santa Fe. The weekend in Denver was great and as much as I love Santa Fe I realized with this trip that I am a city boy at heart. The sights, and sounds filled me excitement as I walked around downtown Denver. This shot was taken behind the La Fonda Hotel. It's another from the archive but I thought it fitting for my return back to the City Different.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Perfect Day

Another from my archives. I caught this cutie at an artists studio. She makes hanging mirrors out of old windows and her model was showing me how great they work. Hope your having a restful Sunday.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Reflection on Water Street

Most of our snow has melted away but there are big ice patches there and there. Not the case along this part of Water Street. I just happened to be walking by when I got sight of the small reflection on this window. Have a great Saturday everyone.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Cold Day

Yesterday was a little warmer but the day I took this shot it was only 19 degrees and windy. There were very few people out including me. I felt bad for the Native Americans at the Palace of the Governor's, business was pretty slow.

I am leaving for Denver on Saturday morning and won't be back until Monday morning. I will have some automatic posts over the weekend so please stop by. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pink Chair

I had to pull another from my archives. I captured this at a gallery during the High Road Studio Tour. Hanging next to the chair is a bell made from an old gas tank.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Old Color

Lately the daytime temperatures have been extremely low and had me longing for the Fall. It was still warm and there were beautiful colors everywhere. Tomorrow we should see a high of 31 degrees. Maybe I will get out for a lunchtime walk.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"A" Gallery

This is a newer portal that is really close to my work. This gallery has some really nice artwork. Oh who am I kidding, we have a lot of nice artwork in town.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Shadows in the Portal

It's been pretty cold out so I am digging through the archives. I shot this late Fall while walking back to work. This is a big shopping area downtown just east of the plaza. Wish you all a great start to your week.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


I stumbled upon this tree while on one of my snow hikes that had these interesting blooms that were still hanging on. I kept walking but some lyrics to an Annie Lennox song kept running through my head. So I made sure to search it out on my way back.

Come to me, run to me Do and be done with me (Cold cold cold) - Annie Lennox

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Thought it was time for something really colorful. This was outside of a restaurant that I visited up north on a small road trip.

Friday, January 11, 2013

At the Top V

This little guy wants to wish you a Happy Friday and a great weekend. This snowman must have just been made shortly before I arrived. He wasn't frozen yet. Luckily for him someone warned me before I stepped on him.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

At the Top IV

Needless to say the wind at the top was pretty strong and really really cold. This poor tree was taking a beating from the wind and the snow that flew up on it. As you can see it was pretty wind blown and frozen.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

At the Top III

There was quite a bit to see on the mountain top from the view to this wonderful tree with the wavy branch. Click on the shot for a better look.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

At the Top II

This is normally one of my favorite spots to sit and take in the view at the top. But as you can see my seat looked a little cold. Out in the distance you can see Santa Fe and some snow clouds over the city. I can't wait to go up again.

Monday, January 7, 2013

At the Top

After reaching the top of Atalaya I was looking eastward and I had this marvelous view of the Pecos Wilderness. It was a marvelous day, yes this was before my accident. It was still a great day. Wishing you all a great start to your week.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Enjoy the Beauty

"Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough." - Earl Wilson

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Branch Cover

Just one of my favorite trees along my hike. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Fence on the Hill

After hiking this trail for awhile you will come across this fence. I am not sure why it's there but I do like the view from this spot. In the distance where the trees scoop down a bit you will see a small piece of the city in the distance. Happy Friday everyone! I hope it goes by quickly.

Thursday, January 3, 2013


This was the start of my climb to the top of Atalaya. As you can see by the sign the elevation to the top is 9,121. It is such a beautiful trail in any season.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First Day Hike

Yesterday I went on usual my usual snow hike. As I walked to the trail I passed by this wall that is part of a very nice development of some expensive homes. The hike was pretty tough because of the snow but I made it to the top. Unfortunately on the way down I took pretty good spill and I will probably be pretty sore by morning. Snow isn't as soft when there is a big rock underneath.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

When I was on my hike the other day I came across these shadows. It made me think of the paths we all choose in our lives. I hope that whatever path you choose in 2013 it brings you peace, love and happiness. Happy New Years my friends.