Time out for a little trip east to Denver and the Land of Enchantment.
We drove down to New Mexico in a caravan of 3 vehicles with our dear Denver relatives and were jointed there by another family contingent. Our people. It was insanely fun.
Went to the Farmer's Market where every kind of produce was on hand after the harvest. Chilis roasting and gorgeous big vegetables.
The colors were spectacular.
We traipsed up and down Canyon Road and went to the bookstore on Garcia. Drank lattes and ate our weight in green chilis, carnitas and margaritas.
I got to see work by my favorite artists; too many to mention here.
A little roadside triangle pose to loosen up after hours in the car.
Some hyperventilating on seeing the work in person of my online crush, Charlotte Foust. (And Kevin Tolman, OMG!)
Antonito's tin hat church. A whole lot of whimsy on the New Mexican high desert.
I got to wear my cowgirl boots with my Alabama Chanin outfit. Felt like a kid!
Here are some of my beloveds. And that guy in front? My heart be still. William's the son of my husband's sister's daughter. Got that? He is so funny and smart; I told him he was headed to be a stand up comic. Love love love.
We made this trip to celebrate John's birthday with his sister who gave him the cooking pot in the photo above. She sat on him when he was a little kid but now they are best friends.
Here we are at Pranzo's on the Birthday night. Gratitude for so much.
In 2 weeks now I'll be headed to San Miguel de Allende to teach and play for 3 weeks. More good food!! Those are yerba santa leaves in the photo above. I wish you could smell them. John will take them to our friend with the Mexican restaurant in Oregon City. He has several giant bushes even though no one can believe they grow in our climate.
This is the size of our main plant. It's a doozy.
While we were in Santa Fe we got to witness a fabulous lightening storm. We don't get them in Oregon so I filmed a bit of it and will share it with you. It starts off with food - what else?
Sending love and peace as always. xo