Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

San Rafael La Cueva New Mexico

San Rafael La Cueva New Mexico. Pulled up at the church to the thrill of the reflection in a storm puddle. The standing water has always been there after the rains but the grass was so long and it was merely a swampy mess. On this trip the grass was mown and the reflection almost resembled glass. Thanks for looking. G


5 thoughts on “San Rafael La Cueva New Mexico”

  1. Geraint, I often have an al fresco lunch in that spot during my wanderings. I will be back late Oct/early Nov…coffee?

  2. This is so gorgeous and meaningful to me. My grandfather owned the Salman Ranch in the 1930s and early 40s. My grandmother installed a Santo inside of San Rafael, and the mission and cemetery across the way has been lovingly maintained and protected by the community in the area. It has been through several structural “resurrections”. Just like the valley after the fires in 2022, I hope.

    • Dear Maria. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. I’m honored. Every time I visit La Cueva I feel renewed and alive it almost feels like home. Although I have been to the church many times I have only been inside once when a lady with the key happened to invite me in. It’s a beautiful place. You have put it in a whole new perspective for me and I will honor the place more deeply. Thank you again. Geraint


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