Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Crosses

St. Anthony de Padua Church Flock, Dixon, NM

St. Anthony de Padua Church and the flock, Dixon, New Mexico, with one pigeon off on it’s own and I immediately thought of “Jonathan Livingston” Pigeon. Thanks for looking. G

St. Anthony de Padua Church and the flock, Dixon, New Mexico.

Talpa Chapel, Black Cross, Clouds, Sky

Talpa Chapel, Black Cross, Clouds, Sky. The chapel of Nuestra Señora de San Juan de los Lagos Talpa, New Mexico. Thirty five years ago I used to live very near to this chapel and was able to hear the bell ring for various masses and feast days. I heard similar sounding bells in many small European villages. We are not that distant from our cousins, I can hear it in the bells. Tomorrow I’m heading up the high road to Taos. A photo tour trip on the high road was guaranteed at least 6 times a month before Covid 19. Tomorrow will be my first trip on the high road since the first week of March this year. I’m looking forward to slightly cooler temperatures and fresh mountain air. I’ll drop in at this location for old times sake. Thank you for looking. G

Talpa Chapel, Black Cross, Clouds, Sky

Cross Birds, Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico

Cross Birds, Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico. Just hopping around, eating, fighting and pooping. “Humans, like all other critters, are neither inherently good or bad. Those words have no meaning in nature.”  Thanks JK and thanks for looking. G

Cross Birds, Ranchos De Taos, NM

Celtic Stone Cross, Last Snowfall, San Cristobal

Celtic stone cross, last snowfall, San Cristobal, NM. I like it’s shoulder pads and helmet. I think it looks like a samurai, ready to face all comers. Solid in all conditions. I like the warm glow on the stone. I really like Celtic Crosses… Ok! I’m rambling. Thanks for looking. G

Celtic stone cross, last snowfall, San Cristobal, NM.

Adobe Chapel, Valdez, New Mexico

Adobe Chapel, iron work crosses and gates in the Valdez Valley, northern New Mexico. Driving around this last week I added a number of images I filed under New Mexicana. The blue skies and abundant fall colors enhanced numerous locations. I love where we live! Thanks for looking. G

Adobe Chapel and iron work, Valdez, New Mexico.

Cross Squirrel, San Cristobal, NM

Cross Squirrel, San Cristobal, NM. We have a cast, celtic cross in the garden and a squirrel with a penchant for high places. If he behaves he can use the high perch as often and as long as he likes. But if he keeps eating half the garden … well then … I’ll let the dogs out. Thanks for looking. G

Cross Squirrel, San Cristobal, NM

Saint Francis Church, Street Light

Saint Francis Church. Basking in the glow of the street light just over my shoulder and a little ambient light from the pale eastern sky. If I never went anywhere ever again I wouldn’t be short of subject matter around here in northern New Mexico. Thanks for looking. G

Saint Francis Church. Basking in the glow of the street light

La Capilla De Nuestra Senora Del Carmen, NM

La Capilla De Nuestra Senora Del Carmen, Llano Quemado, Taos, NM. Last light fading on this iconic chapel lights up the belfry and cross. It is a beautiful piece of New Mexico architecture, representing a culture that extends back before the pilgrims landed. There’s the church of San Miguel in Santa Fe, seventy miles south of Taos, with the date of 1610 carved in a ceiling beam. Thanks for looking. G

La Capilla De Nuestra Senora Del Carmen, NM

Crooked Cross, Colorado

Crooked Cross, San Luis Valley, Colorado. I like the casual, rakish tilt of the cross on this authentic belfry with the exposed bell. These days the majority of bells are enclosed to keep out the pigeons, doves and other critters, you know, bats in the belfry. Thanks for looking. G

Crooked Cross, Colorado