Friday, July 30, 2010

Russian Sage!

We went away for a week on vacation, and returned to find the Russian Sage in our front yard in full bloom.

It's one of my favorite summer flowers - it will be in bloom now for the rest of the summer. It makes my yard a happy place.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Summer scenes at the Plaza in Santa Fe

Summer season is well underway at the Santa Fe Plaza, with interesting scenes, lots of tourists, vendors selling jewelry and food, lots of enticing smells.

We were at the Plaza several times this past week with family visitors from out of town. Here are some of the sights:

Our family group at The Ore House:

Grilling fajitas:

Sena Plaza:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday at the Cathedral

We were in downtown Santa Fe at the Plaza yesterday with John's cousin. Here are a few pictures we got of statues at St. Francis Cathedral Basilica:

The first two statues are St. Francis, patron saint of the cathedral:

This statue is a memorial to the Spaniards who settled Santa Fe:

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Belly Dancers??? At the Agora???

Yup, it's true.

We saw it with our own eyes a week ago:

Friday, July 9, 2010

Eldorado's First Annual Car Show

On July 4th, at La Tienda parking lot in Eldorado, a bunch of classic and vintage car enthusiasts held the First Annual Eldorado car show, which they hope will grow into a yearly event.

Lots of cool cars there:

These last two cars were seen in the Fourth of July parade:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Stylin' in Eldorado

Seen over Fourth of July weekend in Eldorado:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The patriotic dogs of Eldorado

Seen around Eldorado during the July 2-4th weekend:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Celebrating the Fourth in Eldorado

Eldorado was a fun and colorful place to be on Independence Day.

Pancake breakfast, parade, party at the community center, concert at La Tienda, kids, dogs, fire trucks, decorations, lots of red white and blue. It was a perfect day.

Here are some of John's pictures:

Waiting in line for pancakes:

The Fourth of July Parade down Avenida Vista Grande:

The festivities at the community center:

The events at La Tienda: