Monday, March 31, 2008

Cerrillos, NM

I took a drive today along Hwy 14. I stopped in Cerrillos and walked around a bit. I got some nice shots of this small town. It is a very interesting place when you take the time to investigate. I was happy to take pictures of little vignettes whenever I could. Here is an example.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Cottonwoods in the Bosque

Today I spent a few hours at the Rio Grande Nature Center. As I walked the Bosque Loop Trail I ended up near the river. I came across this area where there were all these cottonwood trees. I was fascinated by the way they all stood together. Like guards of the Bosque.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Symbol of Friendship

The days are seeming more like Spring! They are warm and sunny. And with that comes flowers. Today I took pictures of these miniature daffodils in the garden. I can't wait to see what nature brings next.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Cross of the Martyrs

For my picture today I walked up to the Cross of the Martyrs. I love this walk and the view you get of Santa Fe from the cross. This is an especially nice place to watch the sunset. To learn a little more and see some other pictures (not by me) click here.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Tower

I stopped in at Torreon Park and took this picture of the mosaic at the top of the torreon located at the entrance to the park. I liked the mosaic art along with the stone of the tower.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Good Morning Moon

As I went outside this morning I noticed the moon immediately. I thought to myself "Good Morning Moon" and then realized I should take a picture. I just love the way it is all misty in the clouds.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Growing Orchids

I have four orchid plants at home. When I first bought them they had beautiful blooms. Once all of the blooms died I kept taking care of the plants hoping that they would bloom again. Well, over two years have passed without any blooms and a friend of mine told me to pick a day and water the plants on that day every week. It worked! This Phalaenopsis started blooming two or three weeks ago.

Monday, March 24, 2008

A Great Spring Day

I spent quite a bit of time downtown today. I walked around the plaza and took pictures and met Diane and Peggy for lunch at Mission Cafe. I found this crocus in bloom in the courtyard near La Casa Sena. I am really glad it is starting to be more spring-like.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Egg

Last night I went to my friend's house (Diane and John) - our friend Chris joined us for dinner and some easter egg decorating. We had a blast - it has been years since I have dyed eggs. Today I took lots of pictures of the eggs - I can't wait until next year!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Like a Mohawk

I took a short walk today and while looking for things to photograph I found this curly thing. Not sure if it is just a weed or some native grass. It kind of reminds me of a Mohawk haircut.

Friday, March 21, 2008

"Love" Birds

I walked around Rose Memorial Park today after work. Since it is still winter there weren't any roses in bloom. I managed to get a nice picture of these "Love" birds on top of the fountain in the middle of the rose garden.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I'm Stumped

I took a walk today and came across this unusual tree stump. It looked like it had been uprooted a while ago and had the most interesting features.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

View from the Hills

This morning I drove to Cerrillos and hiked Cerrillos Hills Historic Park. I love walking the trails here - there are some wonderful views. Here is a view from the Mountain Lion Trail.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Rock Arch

This morning was quite lovely - meaning there was no wind. It was a little chilly but absolutely no wind. So I headed to the Dorothy Stewart Trail. I had a leisurely walk along the trail and I took a lot of pictures. But this one caught my eye. I was fascinated that someone could construct this arch just on the side of the trail. I looked up rock stacking when I got home and it is amazing what some people can do.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I'm Lichen It!

I left work today and found a local trail to casually walk along. I took pictures of different things - especially things with texture. This is the one I liked - a picture of lichen.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Archbishop Lamy's Chapel

I visited Bishop's Lodge today and walked around the grounds. I stopped and took pictures of the Archbishops Lamy's Chapel.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Walking the Chamisa Trail

After a stressful day at work I went for a short walk on the Chamisa Trail. I wasn't dressed for a hike so I just took a leisurely walk. I took this picture shortly after I started my walk. I just loved this view.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I went out to take pictures this evening and ended up sitting on top of Thomas' spiral straircase that he planted on the property. I happened to look down and thought that it would make a great picture.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Signs of Spring

Today I was walking around the yard and looking at all the flowers beginning to peek through the soil. I love the way the ground is cracking as this Tulip begins its life.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


It was a very busy day and I didn't have time to actually go anywhere to take pictures. So I walked around the property and found this plant. Not sure if it is a weed or some kind of native grass - so I am calling it a weed. I like the little fuzzy parts.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Santa Fe Style Door

Today I drove around neighborhoods in the downtown area looking for something to photograph. I came across this door. A typical Santa Fe Style door. I love it!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

It's All About Art - Part II

I had such a great time on Canyon Road yesterday that I decided to go there again today. I only walked about one third of the street yesterday so I walked the other two thirds today. I found some very interesting art pieces and I liked this one - I especially liked the way it reflected things - see the tree in the middle.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

It's All About Art

Canyon Road in Santa Fe is all about art. There are galleries after galleries full of interesting art. You can find any kind of art you are looking for on this road. So today I took an art walk. I had a great time photographing many types of art pieces. In fact I had such a good time and I only covered about one third of the road that I have decided to go for another walk tomorrow. So look for another art photograph then.

Friday, March 7, 2008

St. John's College

After work I headed over to St. John's College to take some pictures. I had a hard time finding things to photograph. I took about 25 pictures but I wasn't really impressed by any but I had to pick one - so there you have it.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Santa Fe Sunset

I returned from Texas today after a week long letterboxing adventure with my friend Astro D. This is the sunset that presented itself upon my return.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Muscovy Duck

I visited the International Water Lily Garden in San Angelo, TX. There were no lilies at this time but we did see some ducks. I thought this one was especially interesting. I think this is a Muscovy Duck but I have been known to be wrong about bird identification.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Painted Churches

Today while traveling from Houston to San Angelo we stopped off in Schulenburg in Fayette County, Texas. We picked up a map of the The Painted Churches of Fayette County. We only had time to visit two of the churches, but here is a sample of some of the work.

Monday, March 3, 2008


Today Astro D and I did a little letterboxing in Houston. It wasn't the best day - it mostly rained off and on and then it got a little cold. We did make a stop at David Adickes Sculpturworx. He is doing a series of U.S. Presidents.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Festival Institute

Astro D and I drove to Round Top, TX today and visited The International Festival Institute at Round Top. They have beautiful grounds and gardens. We encountered this flower near the Menke House. We enjoyed our walk around the gardens.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Lake Bastrop

Today I attended a letterboxing event in Bastrop, TX. Did a lot of walking around the trails and I was able to capture a picture of beautiful Lake Bastrop.