Monday, June 29, 2009

New Mexico

I just returned from a wonderful visit to New Mexico. This was my first trip to this stark and sky filled landscape. I found it haunting and full of wonder. I was able to travel a bit after my teaching experience there. The guilds in Albuquerque and Santa Fe were delightful and I stayed with some lovely people. I say this all the time, but quilters are the same around the world. I am always amazed by that fact. I have found them to be generous and sharing people.

I rented a car and drove from Santa Fe up to Pecos National Monument. I arrived early and was able to walk the ruined pueblo and climb down into a reconstructed Kiva that is there. IMG_2171 IMG_2180 IMG_2182 IMG_2186

Don’t you think you would. It gets hot early, “but it is a DRY heat”. Hot is hot.

Then I drove back through Santa Fe and around to Bandelier National Monument where there are still cliff dwellings to climb into. I loved this place and found it peaceful and inviting. I could image myself as a native living and working here.

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I am however glad to be back home in the mid-west where I belong. I am not sure I will ever be able to live any where else. I do love the lush green, even with the humidity. I love the green trees and harmless wildlife.


Laura Wasilowski said...

Beautiful photos. Let's live there in our old age.

Anne Lullie said...

Incredible Pictures Frieda!I just love the Southwest....there are a lot of artists in Jasper...Arizona? I think..Never been; someday...I like your abstracts; nice mini show, together like that . Hey; I blogged today!Can you believe it? So much easier than it used to be; I must be getting better at...[something techinical] later; Anne

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