Sunday afternoon I was really fighting a nap, feeling a bit of the time change lag. Yet my brain was whirling with ideas and thoughts preventing me from sleeping so I decided on an alley walk with my little camera. You know I like my alley walks. Spring is showing early around here, daffodils, forsythia, fruit trees are in bloom, and from our garden we will be eating asparagus in a matter of days! It's crazy. But rather than taking pictures of all that beauty, I found myself taking pictures of interesting textures, weathered surfaces, peeling paint, and the ways residents decorate their lawns and out buildings. I sure do like this quirky town.
During our Santa Fe trip last month I finished a roll of film that sadly, had been in my camera since last summer. These summer shots are of our garden, about town, a nearby sunflower field, and an afternoon trail walk. I have loaded a new roll of film and hopefully it won't take me a year to shoot it.
In June we took a road trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was such a fun vacation for us, with just the right mix of adventure, hiking, relaxing, sight seeing, and toodling about the town. We really enjoyed this hike at Tent Rocks National Monument. As you can see it was sunny and warm, so when walking through the narrow slot canyon the cooler temps in the shade were quite refreshing. In fact it was so cool that mounds of hail were still in tact from a storm a night or so before. We took our time on this hike looking up at the massive formations and even spotted petroglyphs in one weather protected area. Then view from the top was spectacular!