I’ve been to Santa Fe numerous times, and I always love it. It’s charming and rustically stylish. I’ve always felt at home there, and this is greatly because of my wonderful hostess. But there’s something about the high desert that is mysterious¬†and compelling. I say that as a water person. Water is my place of calm and introspection, and I prefer oceans, particularly the Pacific, specifically the Pacific NW coast. I love the California coast (see my photos of Monterrey in my Landscape photos – stunningly beautiful – I really did not want to leave), but there’s nothing like the primal crashing waves and huge rocks of the Washington coast. I think one reason I feel comfortable in New Mexico is because it feels like an ocean but of land.

If I couldn’t live near water, I could probably live in N.M. Maybe. If I could get to water sometimes. Anyway, my excellent friend and I went to places I hadn’t gone before or hadn’t explored deeply, specifically the White Place outside Abiquiu. After north N.M. I went south to White Sands, then to Bosque del Apache and the Very Large Array.

I start in Santa Fe, and will post the rest of photos as I can.