Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The church at Tecolote, NM



This is one of my favorite little country churches that we have run across so far.

Tecolote is one of the tiny towns between Las Vegas, NM and Pecos.

Tecolote in Spanish means "owl."

5 comments:

Val said...

Your church pictures are great! We just picked up a book last weekend called: Built of Earth and Song: Churches of Northern New Mexico.

KiKi said...

Mom, did you eat at the Tecolote cafe? http://www.tecolotecafe.com/

They say that tecolote is an indian word meaning owl. The spanish word, of course, is "lechusa". If you ever want to hear a funny story, ask me about "lechusa"-- one of the first spanish words I learned before moving to Argentina....

Towanda said...

Whoa!!! I thought "tecolote" was Spanish. I need to get back to the language books, I guess.

Tecolote Cafe is on our list. We drive by it all the time and say, "We need to eat there!"

Come on out and we'll go!

Anonymous said...

Hello, this little church has been a part of my families lives for quite some time. My grandmother who is 101 years old still lives in the small town of Tecolote and is true to her faith. The picture is beautiful and now the Church is once again immortialized. thank you, ssm.

Towanda said...

ssm, THANK YOU so much for your comments! I loved that little church and wanted to go inside but the gate to the courtyard was locked. My favorite churches are the simple ones in the tiny towns of New Mexico.