Monday, June 30, 2014

Save the Bees!

This is one thing that I am certainly passionate about lately and how lucky I was to find this little bee amoung all of the graffiti that surrounds Warehouse 21.  

After almost 8 years I am taking a break from my blog. I have all my posts scheduled thru next Sunday and I sure hope you will still stop by.  I'm taking a road trip and on my way to Denver today for a week. 
 Have a wonderful week everyone!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Playing the Handpan

This young man was playing a hand steel drum called a Handpan at the Farmer's Market.
  The sound was like a steel drum but a little softer and very enjoyable.  Unfortunately he could never get through a full song due to all the people asking questions about the drum. Hopefully he will show up again.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pride Month

Yesterday I was able to watch as the Mayor of Santa Fe, Mayor Javier Gonzales proclaimed June as Pride Month here in Santa Fe.  For today the LGBT Pride flag was flown over city hall.  I work across the street from City Hall so it was a quick snap and run for me but I was happy to witness attend the ceremony.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fence and Flowers

I like how flowers can soften a wall, stone or even a fence.
Wishing you all a very happy Friday!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Southwest Garden Bench

Just another one found in the courtyard of a gallery on Canyone Road.

My company is sponsoring another event this evening so I will be working late.  If I don't stop by I'll be back tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Capturing the Music

Since I was working on Opening Night of the bandstand I was only able to capture a few shots.  For the life of me I tried to get a better shot without the cameraman but no such luck so I included him in the shot.  After that it was back to work.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Santa Fe Bandstand Opening Night

Last night was opening night for the Santa Fe Bandstand Summer music series.  The music was New Orleans Jazz and there was plenty of dancing.  The company I work for sponsored the event and this was the view from the table I was working at.

Monday, June 23, 2014

The things your find at a Flea Market.

Yes, this truck was for sale. For a small sum of $20,000 or best offer it could be yours. If I had the cash it would have been mine, but dreaming will have to do.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

In a Quite Garden

This beautiful garden sits next to a home/studio on Canyon Road. I love these Victorian looking chairs and bench.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Shopping at the Palace.

Tourist season is in full swing! You can't leave Santa Fe without some Native American jewelry.

Friday, June 20, 2014

"Georgia On My Mind"

This sculpture by Mark Yale Harris can be found at La Posada Resort. Wishing you all a happy Friday!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Break Time

Our plaza has been pretty busy lately. On this day most people choose to explore on foot thus giving this guy a chance to just take in what was going on around him. I hope your week has been this easy.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lunch with Color

"Love is the flower you've got to let grow." - John Lennon

These flowers are in a garden very close to La Casa Sena, one of my favorite places for lunch.  They have a great outdoor patio.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Acequia Madre

According to Wikipedia an Acequia is a community-operated watercourse used in Spain and former Spanish colonies in the Americas for irrigation. Particularly in Spain, the Andes, northern Mexico, and the modern-day American Southwest, acequias are usually historically engineered canals that carry snow runoff or river water to distant fields.

The name of the road that this acequia runs along is Acequia Madre. Just a little south of Canyon Road and a lovely road to walk on.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Stuck in my Head

Everytime I see this sign at the Farmer's Market I am always reminded of "Snoopy Come Home." In the movie when he tries to enter a hospital when he is kicked out and a man sings "No Dogs Allowed." I guess as long as people don't want a little dog hair in their food I will always here that song in my head. Enjoy your day!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

In the Distance

Clouds were all over town yesterday. Monsoon season has started early this year. I shot this on my way to the Farmer's Market yesterday.

"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds." - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Saturday, June 14, 2014

You've Got Colorful Mail

A couple of colorful mail boxes in Madrid, NM.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Red Balloon

How many of you saw the short film, "The Red Balloon" by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse when you were younger? I found my own while walking through Cathedral Park. I hope you find some joy this weekend, Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Buddha on a Booth

Just one of the shots I snapped at the Artist Market at Cathedral Park.

I have another work event this evening so if I don't stop by I will see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Art in the Park

A few weekends ago the Santa Fe Artist Market that is usually located in the Railyard Park was located at Cathedral Park next to the Basilica.  Nice setting but it didn't draw a big crowd.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

One Hot Raven

Bringing a little spice to your day! This sculpture sits in front of a gallery on Canyon Road.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hello Maybe Goodbye

At least that's what I think every time I see these two faces at the back entrance/exit of Warehouse 21. This is just part of the ever changing graffiti that wraps around the building.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Buddha and Reflection

This is on the side of a gallery on Canyon Road.  In the reflection is a car and me, well at least my camera and hands. Enjoy your Sunday, Namaste.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Breakfast at Home, No Need.

If your looking to get to the Farmer's Market early to get your pick of the farmer's crops but you don't want to miss breakfast, no worries. I was on of the people in line waiting for a danish or breakfast burrito. The food is always very tempting, Bacon topped donut anyone?

Friday, June 6, 2014

Market Musicians

It's always something different every Saturday at the Farmer's Market.  This trio was fun and drew a pretty good crowd. Get a load of that hat in the middle. Have a happy Friday.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Seeking Some Shade

Whether it be a hat, umbrella or pop up, everyone seemed to be seeing some kind of protection from the sun at the Farmer's Market.  The weather has been pretty warm lately and I am a bit of a desert rat so I walked around just basking in the sunshine.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Eat Your Greens

Greens are in abundance at the Farmer's Market right now. If your looking to make a nice salad this is one stop you won't want to miss.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Mexican Garden Seed

Looking for organically grown seeds, you will find plenty here. This table had a wonderful assortment of seeds from a local farm.  I picked up a few packets of Sunflower seeds.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Tattoos and Flowers

I caught this guy while he was waiting for his girlfriend at the Farmer's Market.  The details of his tattoo were pretty impressive but you will have to take my word for it. I am too shy when it comes to asking people for a photo. 

The Planting for Pollinators class I attending on Saturday was very infomative.  Did you know that plants from Home Depot and Lowe's are bad for bees? We also learned about planting your garden so that it sustains bees from Spring thru Fall.  So much to learn but if you want to know more check out this website and help save the bees.  For the Love of Bees.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Theme Day: Zest

Zest is our theme of the month.  Northing says zest to someone living in New Mexico like Red or Green Chile.  This is a Green Chile Breakfast burrito from one of my favorite places, The Pantry. Now this is a regular weekend stop for me, the tough part is choosing Red or Green chile or what we call Christmas (1/2 and 1/2).  If you want to add a little zest with your food, come on over. I promise to have plenty of ice water for you.