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Christmas in Santa Fe is Magical.

Christmas in Santa Fe is Magical.

  Christmas in Santa Fe is one of my most favorite times of the year. Christmas in Santa Fe is magical. The trees in the plaza are filled with beautiful lights of many colors. There are free performances in the Cathedral by such groups as the Apprentices of the...

Glow in the Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Glow in the Santa Fe Botanical Garden

The Glow in the Santa Fe Botanical Garden is one of the many excellent reasons to visit Santa Fe during the Christmas season. This is an event I look forward to every year. You have finished shopping or skiing and are thinking what to do before dinner. I always advise...

Stop over in New York City.

Stop over in New York City.

  New York City. This no place like it in the world. We did a stop over in New York City for a few days there before our trip to South Africa. The big new thing is 'The Vessel' in Hudson Yards. The Vessel is a public art project meant to attract people to Hudson...

First Ski Day !

First Ski Day !

The first ski day of the season has begun and on a good note, so far as the snow is concerned. As of December 10th, Ski Santa Fe has had about 40 inches of snow. Ski Santa Fe opened on November 28th. This was Thanksgiving Day. I had broken my toe back in September and...

Back from Africa !

Back from Africa !

Back from Africa! We have recently returned to Santa Fe after 2 week trip to South Africa. 7 of those days were spent on a photo safari near Kruger National park. These were some of the most incredible days of my life. You can go to the best zoos in the world and see...

Photo Tour/Class

Photo Tour/Class

Last month I had a group of guest in town and they express and interest in taking a photography tour. As only one of the group had a real camera and the rest of us had smart phones of various type, I looked for a photographer who would give a tour/class for both a...

Corn Necklace

Corn Necklace

The corn necklace is made of large dried then dyed corn kernels. These are then strung together to become a rainbow of bright colors. The necklaces are a testament to the importance of corn as a staple for the Southwest Indians. Corn is one of the ‘three sisters’ of...

Pendleton Blankets

Pendleton Blankets

Blankets have long been important for both Indian and early Spanish settlers of New Mexico. They provided warmth, shelter and possible most important, status. Many tribes had long established weaving traditions. Indians began to acquire machine-made blankets in the...

Squash Blossom

Squash Blossom

You’re in Santa Fe and you have heard about the ‘Squash Blossom’. Is it some kind of weird local flower? No. It’s a very distinctive Santa Fe necklace. It is distinguished by a large crescent shaped pendant hanging from a chain of silver beads. The crescent shape has...

Indian Market

Indian Market

  This weekend, August 16 to 18 is the 98th annual Indian Market here in Santa Fe. It is the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world. Over 1,100 Native artists from the U.S. and Canada sell their artwork. The Indian Market attracts...