Ranch Gate, Steer Skull, Galisteo, NM

Ranch gate with steer skull, Galisteo, New Mexico. Slightly off the beaten path, but easy to spot if you like to wander around the old dirt streets. I first visited Galisteo in 1984, returning in 1985 and staying at the then Galisteo Inn for a few days. There was plenty of time to explore and wander with my camera and to make some images for my first photography exhibit “New Mexico: First Impressions” at Artworks Gallery, Pasadena, 1986. I’ve been hooked on New Mexico ever since. Thanks for looking. G

Ranch gate with steer skull, Galisteo, New Mexico.

El Rito, Mansion, Sloping Veranda

El Rito, NM “the Mansion”, with sloping veranda.  I love this old adobe and particularly the veranda and climbing vine. Is the vine utilizing the veranda to climb or does the vine keep everything together from ultimately collapsing. The exposed adobe and woodwork is classic. Click here for another photo and be sure to read the comments. Thanks for looking. G

El Rito, the Mansion, with sloping veranda.

Chiles, Chiles, And More Chiles

Chiles, chiles, and more chiles coming soon and roasting somewhere near you. If you love fresh roasted chiles, peeling them and putting them up for fall and winter then you know what I’m talking about. We went through 90 lbs of chiles last winter. We are now out of chiles and can’t wait to see them roasting on almost every street corner. I exaggerate, of course, but I can smell them roasting somewhere from almost every street corner in town. Bring on the harvest. We’ll be doubling our stash this winter. Thanks for looking. G

Chiles, Chiles, And More Chiles

Tumbleweed Corner, Estaca, NM

Tumbleweed Corner, Estaca, NM. Not as large as some of the specimens seen whipping around the valleys and mesas. I have seen these entities adorned with scraps of paper, embedded with plastic grocery bags, water bottles and bits of sage brush. Around these parts they have been referred to, affectionately, as “mesa street sweepers”. Where one or more is gathered there will be others. Thanks for looking. G

Tumbleweed Corner, Estaca, NM