Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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SPRINGTIME EXCURSIONS
Spring has come to Cielo Azul......
And guess who is getting his first taste of the big wide world outside the house........


The daffodils are beckoning.....

And the feel of grass under his paws is a new sensation....
Daddy is keeping a close eye on Winston on his first excursion outside.....
"Hey! What are these things?".........
The goddess Diana--draped like Persephone--looks lovingly on all creatures from her new temple-like spot....
Cat-child in the Promised Land..................
All the world is alive with the change of seasons.....
And this little kitty is learning to PROWL.......
The garden is waking up from its winter sleep.........
"Hey, I LIKE this!"............


The dogs are the only ones out on the driveway with Daddy today........

Mr. Confidence has just expanded his world!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

LOTS OF CHANGES
The main aisle of the Cathedral--the altar looks finished now with the sage painting and glories painted around the Florentine crucifix.
Up close.............

New angels painted around the altar--along with stenciling patterns and faux stone banding. This angel has a lantern.
This one has a hearlder's horn....

A green angel with a Renaissance style musical instrument....
A red angel with an incenseor......
The purple string section.....
Another blue horn player.....

A view of some of the stenciling around the altar.....
La Conquistadora's altar screen has been re-gilded.....

And the Spanish style crucifix in her chapel has been updated too...
With a long flowing wig. (JESUS CHRIST, SUPERSTAR)........
In the knave of the church, all the painting is finished..........
This ancient cross was taken off the roof of the Cathedral because it was damaged and ready to fall after 100 hundred years looking down on the city of Santa Fe.
This is the new replacement cross--soon to be hoisted upon the roof.
The difference between the two is marked..............
I blessed the cross and touched it with my hand. I probably won't get to do that again for another 100 years. I also kissed the cross, so there might be some sunny coral lipstick a'shinning down on Santa Fe in the morning sun too.
Some words of wisdom stenciled under the choir loft.....
On the way home, I noticed a flock of doves surrounding St. Francis outside of City Hall.....

These little fellows have been making appearances all over town this week as part of an anti-war protest......
Each dove is marked with news photos and stories about the war...........

Spring has come to Santa Fe...............

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ANOTHER HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
The splendors of new fresh blossoms herald another happy celebration...........
Waymon is turning 61!--another friend born on "the first day of spring"......

We're celebrating at DINNER FOR TWO, and the presentation of the meal is worth photographing.....


First, Waymon has some gifts to open.....
He's a happy guy at this stage of his life..................
With a lot to be happy about!...............
More food presentation photos--really these figs in crust with dipping sauce look like a work of modern art.....................
Steak and mashed potatoes looking like a spring flower.......

The atom bomb of a dessert baked just for the birthday boy!

I got so into the food photography that Dwight had to squeeze into this shot of his lovely soup.....

Afterwards, we all stopped by Connie's where the celebrating was continuing yet another night.....
"Are you celebrating for ME? Are you celebrating for ME?"
Party on precious Birthday Kids! We wish you all the BEST!

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