Friday, February 20, 2015

 The joys of a WINTER in Santa Fe....
Once the holidays are through, we settle in to the long--but lovely--season of winter.....
 When Santa Fe takes on the cloak of the season....
 Sometimes it is just a dusting of snow....

 That sometimes begins in the evening....

 Or with the first light of morning.....

 Sometimes, we get a good accumulation.....

 That turns ordinary things like a car's antenna into a thing of beauty.....

 Or makes a gazebo in an apartment complex look like a Christmas card....

 At times like this, we sometimes revel in out indoor activities....

 or are just in awe of the beauty of nature....


 And look forward to the eventually thawing that will provide our water for spring and summer.....

 Hopefully filling up the watershed
 Some pets love to watch the seasons (and the doggie ghosts) from the window.....

But the more feral of the pets love the cold with their "winter coats" all filled in....

 Sometimes we enjoy the view on trips afield,....

But sometimes, right next door is fine....

 The morning skies are magnificent in the winter's dawning......

 And my daily walks give me pause....

 To enjoy the beauty that surrounds me.....

 Like the view of the snow on the Jemez to the west......

 Or to enjoy the city just as it wakes up....

 When a common cell tower could pass for the Eiffel tower in Paris
 And so, the day begins.....
Because despite snow, or rain, or even the drear of night.....
The beat goes on...and the city comes alive....
Sometimes the weather culprit in not snow--but FOG....

 Making haunted houses out of the friendliest of neighbors.....

 But, mainly it is the SNOW that we love in winter.....

 And on certain days....we LOVE the LOVE....

And the fun that a holiday brings....

 So , gentle readers, we hope you are enjoying the beauty of the winter season wherever you may be.
MAY A GOOD TIME BE HAD BY ALL!!

Saturday, February 07, 2015

 A SPOOKY HALLOWEEN WITH THE CORE KIDS.......
Well, if there is anything a crazy devil and a vampire vixen want to do on Halloween.....HEY, THEY JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!


 And so like most creatures of the night, they are delighted when they are invited to a haunted party with the Core Kids.....

 As always, Chez Montoya is fabulously decorated.....

 And the food is outrageous--like these Helter/Skelter brownies....
 And these spider donuts....

 We are greeted by our lovely hostess--that cursed doll--ANNABELLE!

 Our host--that cholo, Adolfo--is just hanging with his homie, Josina....

 Want to look into the crystal ball?

 Never has vomit been so appetizing....
 Lind and Tim are in the spirit....
 And some of the guests are really famished.....

 Fortunately the Spider Lady just needs a few spiders to munch on.....

 Yes, Terrie is right--Orange really IS the new black....

 And Waymon is the very personification of "Fifty Shades of Grey".......

 There's a lot of witches hanging out.....

 And the host's friend has been reading that paper for a very, very long time.....

 "Hey, look at me when I'm talking to you...."

 "Cupcakes, Cupcake?"..............
 Munching on the goodies.....

 Hell hath no furry like that of those whose invitation must have gotten lost in the mail....

 "Hey, my gang is tougher than your gang....."

 "That's what you think, Fea..............."

 Welcome to the party room....

Enter at your own risk!.....
 Annabelle is dealing with a nasty bat problem....
 And the red vomit is even more delicious than the green......

 Another sweet young thing has fallen victim to the charms of the vampire....

 And now Linda has really gone totally to the Devil.....
 She even frightens the little spiders who want to eescape on the witches' brooms....


 Chola Josina is making waves....
 And sending out hexes......

 Here's to you "Bad Josina" you've made my evening......
 But in due time, it is the hour to say adieu to the fabulous party house...
And our gracious hosts who even have gorgeous bulto witches guarding the fun.....

So farewell to another Halloween--can't wait till next year when we can HEEBIE YOUR JEEBIES once more........Boooooooo!

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