Sunday, May 24, 2015


Once again Doodle, Eddie and I find ourselves at Cochiti Lake on the Rio Grande south of Santa Fe and north of Albuquerque. We enjoyed our time here last year with our WIN friend Sherry and new friends we made here, Debbie and Jesus. We wanted to share the experience with Evin and Bumble, but, to date, the stormy and windy weather and RV repairs have not allowed as many fun times as we anticipated. 

Debbie and Jesus came up for the weekend with their younger son and his growing family. The wind has kept the kayaks off the water this Memorial Day weekend. But, I have not let that deter me from looking for Mother Nature's beauty.

And if you slow down and look real hard you can find beauty. Do you see the blooming cactus in the above photo?

Eddie, Doodle and I often pulled over and soon we saw beauty everywhere we stopped!!

I see beauty in ordinary roadside thistle...

...and other roadside flowers and weeds...

Still can't resist taking a shot of desert globe-mallow.

Jesus and Debbie have been coming to Cochiti Lake for over 30 years. They advised that this is the greenest Spring they can remember.

Evin and I finally got to kayak on the Rio Grande. We were not alone. The skies were threatening more rain.

The PUPS and I rode the PATH to Cochiti Lake and found only two beehive cacti. Above is one we found today.

One last barrel cactus to finish this post.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New Mexico Cacti

The PUPS, Evin and I are currently at Cochiti Lake on the Rio Grande between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Today, on a short excursion, I spied a couple of cacti in full bloom...


Thursday, May 14, 2015

More Shidoni Art

Evin and I had to leave Shidoni to take care of the PUPS. We really enjoyed our time there, especially visiting with Jeremy, an Art Consultant in the Gallery. We are really glad that our PATHS crossed!! I just had to share more of the work there.

Jeremy invited Evin and me to return on Saturday for a pouring of the hot bronze. If you are in that area and would like to experience art being created be sure to call 505-988-8001 ahead of time and make a reservation for the Saturday pourings. Hours of operation are on the Shidoni website. 

Most of the art that I feature in this and the three posts I have done on Shidoni Bronze Foundry and Galleries are for sell. Call Jeremy at ext. 120 or 130 if you are interested in buying a piece of art.

Inside and outside there are works of art to behold...

Can you tell that Evin is enjoying herself at Shidoni?

Of all of the outdoor pieces the above spoke the loudest to me. 

"Shidoni" is a greeting to a friend in Navajo.

Above is one my favorite pieces. If you look close in the two photos below you can see three reflections of me taking the photo.

That's Jeremy hard at work at his desk. The photos shown around him are by his father, also for sell!! There is art at Shidoni for most everyone's taste!!