Sunday, September 07, 2014

Embracing Autumn


Last night was the first night I slept with the window closed in a long time.
I usually like to leave at least a little crack - it makes me feel like
I'm getting a little bit of fresh air, but it felt cold. And it felt like Fall.

In the midst of getting ready for a big show, I pay attention to nothing else.
Not the weather, not the house, not cooking, not paying bills, NOTHING.
It's all about getting the art finished and ready.

BUT - there is a certain smell in the air today that smells like autumn to me.
That smell makes me want to stop and just savor the day.

So, I am posting a few of my favorite pictures of fall in New Mexico.

I hope you enjoy.

In front of Weems Gallery Old Town working on a fiberglass balloon for Balloon Fiesta.
This was several years ago.

Corrales chile harvesters

I can't remember where this was!

 This is the ditch right near my house with the Sandia mountains in the background

This is a beautiful old cottonwood in my neighbor's yard.
I am sad to say that it fell down a couple of weeks ago.
It knocked over power lines, burned two fruit trees,
broke my coyote fencing, and destroyed my trampoline.
Sad to see that beautiful old tree go.

The Rio Chama near Abiquiu

autumn trees at Ghost Ranch

This is the village of Valdez below the road that goes to Taos Ski Valley. 
The road is at the top.
Colors in person were so incredibly beautiful.

Everyone's favorite Arroyo Seco truck.
Check out the dried hollyhock pods and the red Virginia Creeper.

Mac and I among the red chili ristras at Velarde.

Okay, so now that I have gotten myself out of the mood to work...
it's time to work!