Friday, April 30, 2010

Farewell to April............
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE ZOO!
Photos courtesy of Pattie and Kelly
This adorable Siam ape, Noah, was born on Pattie's birthday--maybe they should have named him Paddy................
Our friend, Lynn, is raising him at home --just as she has raised others in the past. Noah was not rejected by his parents--his mother was a first time mama and by the time she got the hang of suckling and keeping him warm, her milk had dried up. Since mama and papa both did not reject him, he will hopefully be reunited with his birth family once he is can eat on his own.....
That's one mighty Koi headed for that black crowned night heron! Pattie and Kelly have informed us that this migratory bird and his mate found the environs of the Zoo, Bio-garden and Tingley Beach so inviting, they just stopped migrating. They are more or less RETIRED and living the high life in Albuquerque.
Hail to thee--you smart old bird!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

2009 SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET
It's time again for the Santa Fe Indian Market................
Because of the high market values on Indian crafts, we mainly attend just to admire the beauty of the merchandise. Our days of being able to afford any purchases are well in the past.............

This is a beautiful 3/4 size sculpture.......................
Another charming Indian maid with her artist creator..............


This beautiful hawk was giving an exhibition............................

Personally, I've always been a pot girl.................
We studied this beautiful Pueblo costume very closely--Dwight gave me a gift of a beautiful woven sash much like this one many years ago, and I have not fully enjoyed having it, because I wasn't sure on the proper way to wear it...........................
We even stalked these two pretty girls to see how they tied their sashes. Actually, they were nice enough to give me some directions. Maybe next market, we'll study the hair style..............
More exquisite carvings.......................

A very large and gorgeous pot....................
More artists and their creations.......................
This was the treat of the day--this young man is the World's Champion Hoop Dancer.............
I wish I had the talent to capture his amazing act...............
Afterwards, he posed with his trainer and drummer as this was one of his last performances as an amateur. He has signed a contract with the Circ de Soliel (sp?) and he will now be touring the globe. The younger boy is the new protege for the drummer and his performance was also great!.................
Three wonderful faces and three wonderful talents--we wish them all much success in their future. And thus ended our 2009 Indian Market.........................

Monday, April 19, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ART AND TO DONNA!
Happy "Tween" day to a very wonderful couple on the day "in between" their two birthdays!  CELEBRATE!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

BIENVENIDOS' MARCH LUNCHEON
It's time for the Bienvenidos' March luncheon..................
First, I pick up Alice...............................
There is a St. Patrick's Day theme and corned beef and cabbage on the menu..............
Angie is on hand...................
As is Artie................
Or as we call him--"Mr. Bedroom Eyes".................

The gang's all here.........................



































And a good time was had by all!!

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