Tuesday, February 18, 2014

 WINTERSCAPES--SANTA FE, N.M.
A few winter shots, mainly from my early morning walks......
 It snowed last night....
 Another golden day in Santa Fe....

 Sunday mornin', comin' down.....

 Red sky at morning....

 My buddy, the coyote....(all those bowers of flowers on the hillside are just crazy pixelations from my cheap cell phone camera)
 our pink hospital is ALMOST completely brown now....
 Watching the world pass by....

 Vista de Jemez......

 Two hills in snow.....

 Sunrise over Santa Fe....
 View from La Fonda's Bell Tower....

 Buttermilk sky...

 Only the critters are up now......

 I always thought you hung the moon.....

Washington Street in winter....

Welcome to a new day, SANTA FE! (more photos to follow in the coming days.....)

Sunday, February 09, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!
 
 It's New Year's Eve and around the world folks are getting ready to celebrate the start of a brand new year......

 Early in the day, the Nativity is still up and being venerated at the Cathedral....

 The knave of the church is still resplendent in Holiday attire....

 La Conquistadora is still in her Holiday finery.....

 And her chapel is still dressed for the season....

 Back home, Cielo Azul is still ablaze with holiday trimmings......
 And a certain little someone is still being spoiled rotten....

 Miss Binks is packing to return home this afternoon, but she takes time to indulge her mother by modeling at least one new outfit for this year's "Capshaw Collection Addendum" later in the summer....
 As the day darkens into evening, the candelabrum is still glowing.....

 And the fireplace is yet honored by the Holy Family....

 And come nighttime, we make our yearly New Year's Eve pilgrimage down to the "carnival of lights" that is the Plaza during the holidays.......

 There are lots of folks about--some for the Remberance Ceremony and some for the lighted favorolitos.......
 But come midnight..........

 The whole world knows what to do......

 So "goodbye" to the lonely portal.....

 And "Hello" to all the joys and follies that will be ours in 2014!.......

Best wishes from all of us at Cielo Azul to all you gentle readers--we wish you only happiness in the year to come.........................

Monday, February 03, 2014

FEBRUARY--VALENTINE'S MONTH
 
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A pinch and a punch for the first of the month from Bianca who has a birthday on February 24th.
(This is her ringing in the New Year on New Year's Eve.)
BIENVENIDOS' CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
 
 In a bit of a juxtaposition, we are now covering the December Bienvenidos' Luncheon--the beginning of our Holiday festivities....

 Alice is on hand....

 As is Donna
Miss Angie is on hand....

 And so is Juanita....
 Presenting Ladies and gents who lunch:


























 Our speaker, Mr. Tom Chavez from the Museum of New Mexico....






And so begins the Christmas season....AND A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!!!

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