Friday, July 30, 2010

The Day Before Yesterday

Our neighbor brought over his first grandchild for us to meet. We've watched his kids grow up across the street.They all matter.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dry Cornstalks and Road with Filled Crack

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Confession

So normally i respect signs that say "no photographs", particularly in churches. I dont think it bothers God in the least but it might bother other worshipers. I've been to this little chapel, in Chimayo, New Mexico several times. Its a small room with shelves all around- all filled with infants shoes. The first time I was there I was nearly moved to tears. Mistakenly I thought the shoes had been left in memory of children who had passed in infancy. It turns out they are left to seek the blessing of Santo Nino de Atocha. Much better for my feelings, though of course it doesn't mean children dont die way too young. Anyway the last time I was there I sat in the chapel for a while and then stole this image. I made a card of it and sent it to camp with my daughter this summer. It came back all crumpled. When I asked why she said..... because I slept with it in my pillow.

Forgive me God, I knew what I was doing but only You knew what would come of it. Thank You.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Not Sure

If the fence goes uphill or downhill?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Various Virgin Marys, Jesus's, and the odd Saint

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Heavy Symbolism?

or just a cross in the shape of a Jesus with wings that got its head broken off in shipping? Nonetheless He still seems to be smiling!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

His Name is Jim Too

He owns a gift shop in Truth or Consequences. We had a nice conversation and I learned the cheapest place in town to get an ice cold beer. Walking back past his store later he made a point of coming to the door, calling me by name- which we'd learned we shared, and wishing me a good day. He matters!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

White Sands 2010

Back to to White Sands National Monument and lucky enough to be there on a full moon and find the park open after dark. Then again it wasn't dark after the moon rose - just magical!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

No More

big iced teas to go. another place i've eaten at for twenty years gone. See you, Kathleen!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

FireWater Inn- Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Sunday, July 04, 2010

So Many Choices!

Happy Independence Day! Make the best choices for you, and your loved ones -remembering that whats best for you needs to include whats best for this country. Where you are given so many choices.