by cheri block
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Toasty hot (like a blue corn enchilada)
Some of you have never been to New Mexico, so I thought I would include a little photo gallery of the expansive skies here, which never cease to inspire and fill me with an awe so powerful that I can offer no words, only pictures.
I spent my early years as a child here in this state at a time when I was the applet of my parents’ eyes. We explored the White Sands in Southern New Mexico, the desert, the pinion pines, the sand and its storms. All of the happiness one child could absorb, I experienced here.
So, you will understand why I love this land.
Here are some more skies that I photographed yesterday.
Judge Blah took this shot which I have named Abstract. It captures the stark feeling of man’s intrusion here in the high desert.
Lastly, here is the La Fonda Hotel. At this hotel, among other historic pieces, the great physicists like Enrico Fermi stayed when they first arrived in town at 109 Palace Avenue to meet with Dorothy McKibbon, Robert Oppenheimer’s secretary. After a one-night rest from their long ride up the hill from Albuquerque, they would head out for Los Alamos.
The gate closes for now.