santa fe september

santa fe september

Summer has been protracted this year. ~ sigh ~ I’m ready for the days to cool and the colors to heat up into hues of fire. Maybe sharing this painting of an earlier Santa Fe September view will entice Mother Nature to pull out her autumn colors…. (Please?) I began...

the moreno valley & me – part two

[This the second of a two-part series. Read the moreno valley & me, part one here.] When my friend Carol asked me to paint their view of Baldy from the Moreno Valley, it was not the seemingly obvious view from the meadow near the main cabin that I and others had...

the moreno valley & me, part one

The first time I entered and crossed the Moreno Valley was in July, 1982. I had just completed a Rayado Trek at Philmont. My brothers were both working as Rangers at Philmont that summer along with some other Scouting friends from back home. My parents and another...

letting go of home

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 would have been my parents’ 65th wedding anniversary. It’s also the day that I learned my childhood home has been destroyed. My home of 42 years. My tiny bedroom with the astonishing bookshelves wrapping around two walls and...

georgia o’keeffe & me

My first time visiting the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum was in 1997, soon after they opened. Yesterday was my first time back. Did I mention the Georgia O’Keeffe museum is two miles from my house? Yet it took me twenty-two years to walk through the doors again. Two...

working & walking in the new mexico mud

I had in mind an altogether different blog post for this installment. But then something happened to me today. On my early morning run through my neighborhood I noticed a sign…. I like labyrinths. In fact I’ve even written about labyrinths before on this blog,...