IMG_0907 2 3.jpgStudy nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright



Early-morning light and shadow; Las Cruces, New Mexico


IMG_3828.jpgBecause there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away. ~ Sarah Kay


An iPhone shot from my first morning in Las Cruces. What struck me most on that first exploratory walk through town was how warm, friendly, and extremely helpful the people were. A wonderful little city.


IMG_1057 2.JPGI recently had the pleasure of spending a week in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I had an afternoon to myself at one point so, mostly in an effort to counteract all of the eating and drinking I had been doing, I ventured out on foot to Old Mesilla, a historic plaza dating back to the mid-1800s. My eight-mile (round trip) trek provided me, not surprisingly, with plenty to look at and an abundance of photo ops. So you wouldn’t think an old chain-link fence filled in with green plastic slats, something I could find pretty much anywhere, would hold my attention for very long but it did. As I’ve admitted here many times before, I am nothing if not easily amused!


IMG_2278 2.JPGIndulging my water fixation in the desert where I’ve been fortunate to spend both my Christmas and New Year holidays this year. Lucky me. The desert is spectacular (if a bit chilly) right now.

And speaking of the new year, wishing everyone out there a very happy and peaceful 2019! :-)