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October 16, 2013

New Mexico - Wordless Wednesday













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  1. Just lovely! We want to travel Route 66 one day.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. We got lucky and had almost perfect weather.

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  2. Beautiful! I just love New Mexico!

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    1. It was gorgeous in the mountains. Not a big fan of the desert, though. Thank goodness for blue skies, white clouds and adobe. :)

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  3. Love these! A great way to capture the essence of a place.

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    1. Thanks, Mom! Next series will feature the churches.

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  4. Love the turquoise door!

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    1. Lots of turquoise (paint and jewelry) in NM!

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  5. Great photos! They remind me of our last trip to Santa Fe... I couldn't stop taking pictures of mailboxes, doors, and windows.

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    1. The turquoise shots were down by the Railyard. We saw some cute little houses/bungalows in that part of town.

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  6. Love the colors!

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    1. New Mexico is pretty brown, so the bright colors help! ;)

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  7. Oh, I love love love the Southwest! So happy you can be there and soak it all up. xx

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    1. Truth be told, there are parts that are absolutely gorgeous, but sadly, I didn't fall in love. I prefer the Pacific Northwest with its mountains and water. The desert can be beautiful, but I don't think I could live there.

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    2. Well, of course when it comes to mountains and water...and woods...it's like picking between chocolate and ice cream. How can one say which one prefers? I love it all, but I think what I like best about the Southwest is the mood I find there.

      I walked down the Grand Canyon, alone, when I was 11. Now there are big signs every where saying, "Don't do this in one day!" But, in 1972 no one seemed to care, and it's always been a big badge of courage for me. Something to rely on as knowing I did, even when it became hard to walk all the way back up. Twelve hours later. :)

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    3. Oh, I think it's easy for me to say which I prefer. I love the mountains and water and woods. The desert? Not so much. :)

      Wow! You walked down the GC alone? When you were 11? That's quite an accomplishment! I've never been and I would like to see it someday. It's on my list along with Bryce & Zion.

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  8. It's the colors I so love! I wonder if you've ever read Tomie dePaola's adult book about some of his Christmases - Christmas Remembered. One of them is in NM. I think you'd love this book. I wrote about it four years ago,
    http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-remembered-by-tomie-depaola.html
    and you even left a comment. :<) A nice treat to give yourself this coming Christmas season.

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, Nan. I remember your review and will have to seek it out at the store. Speaking of books about NM, I had planned to re-read Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, but ran out of time. It's still one I'd like to re-read, especially now that I've visited the locations she wrote about.

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  9. *cries* I know I'm so late commenting. I LOVE these pictures, though, and that blue is just gorgeous. I'm glad you had a good trip but reading through some of the comments here I agree with you on New Mexico. I think that Arizona does a beautiful desert, but New Mexico not as much. I do love the mountains around Red River, though, but Taos has never been our cup of tea (at least the valley...not the actual village in the mountains).

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment, Trish. I'm glad you enjoyed these photos of NM. Yes, that blue sky is amazing. So crystal clear! Rod and I enjoyed our drive up to Red River. I thought of you guys when we walked through town.

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