Wednesday, December 31, 2008

An Angel to End the Year

Today we took a walk around the Plaza and stopped in to the La Fonda Hotel. I found this angel in a display window just inside the hotel. An angel to end the year.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Snow Dog

Today Daisy played out in the yard for most of the day. I noticed that she really loved running around in the snow that is still hanging around. I finally got a picture when she took a break to scratch an itch.

Monday, December 29, 2008

"El Portal"

I took a walk downtown today and spent most of my time around the Plaza. I got this shot of the Portal in front of the Palace of the Governors. The Native American Vendors Program has been around for 63 years.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Not One But Two

I usually get one coyote to visit my house each day but today I was blessed with two Canis latrans. Don't they look so healthy and beautiful.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sangre de Cristos in Their Winter Coat

The past two weeks we have had snow off and on. It has been wonderful and has given a winter coat to the Sangre de Cristos. I am sure that Ski Santa Fe is thrilled.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Pressed Glass Chicken

I was at a loss for taking pictures today so I decided to search the house and see what I could find. I found this old pressed glass chicken - I'm not sure how old it is but it is older than I am.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Best wishes to all for a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Tonight we walked Canyon Road and enjoyed all the farolitos and luminarias. It was a beautiful night with snow on the ground and the wonderful smell of pinon in the air.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Madrid, NM

Tonight we took a drive to Madrid, NM. Every year they decorate the town and during the weekends leading up to Christmas they have open houses at the local businesses. Tonight was very quiet and peaceful.

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Cup of Joe

Today I was out running errands. The temperatures were in the high 20's and there was a little wind. I decided to take a break and warm up with a nice cup of hot coffee. I thought the pattern on the top was nice so I took a picture.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Holiday Present

Today I took pictures around the house and decided to try photographing some of the wrapped presents. I liked the way this one came out.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Today we spent the morning with Thomas' cousins, Ruth and Chris at the Rio Grande Zoo in Albuquerque. They had a Holiday Enrichment for the Animals event. We really enjoyed watching all the animals open their presents and I especially love the flamingos - you can see more photos at Holiday Enrichment at the Zoo.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Carved Wooden Angels

I took a walk around the Plaza today and enjoyed the Christmas decorations. I passed by Susan's Christmas Shop and took this picture of a basket of carved wooden angels.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow at Black Canyon

This morning I took a drive up into the mountains. I stopped at the Black Canyon Campground to take some pictures. It was really snowing hard and it was extremely beautiful.

Frozen Cattails

This is a picture of frozen cattails in our pond. We got quite a bit of snow the past two days and it is still piled up in our yard.

This Morning's Sunrise

When I woke up this morning I rolled over and looked out the window to find this spectacular sunrise performing in the east. What a great way to wake up.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Snowflakes That Stay On My Nose And Eyelashes

It snowed again today and Daisy seems to love playing out in it. I took this picture and it reminded me of the song "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Snowy Sunday

This morning we woke up to a blowing wind and a lovely snowfall. The landscape was beautiful covered in white. There should be mountains visible behind this tree but the clouds are so thick they are obscured.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Hi, My Name is Daisy

We got a new puppy a few days ago. Her name is Daisy. She is part Blue Heeler and Red Heeler and she is wonderful. So far she has been very good and she seems to be learning fast.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Wreath

This is a picture of my Christmas Wreath that I have hanging outside on our lamp post. I really love the way this picture came out.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mesa in Romeroville

We took a drive to Romeroville today and we came across this mesa. I love how the grass in front is golden while the mesa is green.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree

This afternoon I took a drive along Hyde Park Road. I found a pull-out and took a little walk. I came across this little pine tree covered with snow. I thought it would make a great Charlie Brown Christmas Tree - don't you?!?!?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dusted with Snow

Yesterday, last night, and this morning we had some snow in the Santa Fe area. The Sangre de Cristos got quite a dusting. This is a view of the mountains from my house this afternoon after the snow clouds lifted.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Begins on Canyon

Today I was running errands and I decided to take a break and so a little walking along Canyon Road. I am glad I did - the galleries are starting to decorate for Christmas and it was just beautiful.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Stark Aspens

I have been stuck at home following my eye surgery and I am going stir crazy. So today we took a drive up the mountains just to get out of the house. We stopped at a pull off just before the ski basin and I was lucky enough to get this beautiful shot of some very stark aspens.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Persistent Poppy

While out looking for things to photograph today I noticed this California Poppy still in full bloom. Doesn't it know that it is winter here. It was nice to see this little bit of color when everything else is brown.

Friday, December 5, 2008

A Perfect Christmas Tree

Today I took a drive into the mountains and was happy to see lots of snow already sticking. I took a short hike up the Windsor Trail and found this tree - I think it would make a perfect Christmas Tree.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Crystals of Ice

Yesterday we watered some of the trees around the property since we haven't had much moisture. I was surprised this morning to find ice crystals formed over pine needles that were at the base of one of the trees.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sunset of Gold

I know I put a lot of sunset pictures on this blog but I can't help it. Almost every evening the New Mexico skies put on a terrific show. I just love the colors of this sunset.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I Want A Hippopatamus For Christmas

A Friend introduced me to this song. He had been talking about for years and I never heard it. He called me up one day and made me listen to it via his cell phone. So now everytime I hear I Want A Hippopatamus for Christmas I think of Eddie.

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Sunset, A Crescent Moon and a Planet?

Tonight while out photographing this beautiful sunset I noticed the crescent moon and a couple of stars near the moon. The picture only shows one star. I came in and looked online and I think that it is a three-way conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and the Crescent Moon.