As late spring turns into summer in New Mexico, the local farmers markets begin to open. Generally each of them only opens on one day of the week. You can buy local farm produce of all kinds — tomatoes, chilies, peaches, strawberries and even blueberries can be found at the various markets. One of my […]


The Indian Market comes to Santa Fe in July. No, no, no… you are not buying Indians. You are buying Indian art, like these sterling silver squash blossom button covers. These particular pieces of art were photographed on an artist who was also wearing a red velvet shirt. It’s an interesting event and some 40,000 […]


I have a little assignment to shoot the churches of New Mexico. Luckily, from a cultural standpoint, this interests me a lot. New Mexico, because its history is a very Catholic place. Seems, that I keep picking places that have that. New Orleans was the same way. Good think that I’m Catholic. Well, sorta… To […]


New Mexico’s spring weather has finally gotten back to something that seems normal. After a few weeks of very unseasonable highs, we had four days of clouds and rain. Then came a “cooling down” period — as the weather guy says. The minute that happens, it seems that we start getting a lot of early […]


Yesterday’s services at the Veteran’s Memorial in Albuquerque where mostly about honoring the remaining WWII vets. My dad was a WWII vet. That got me thinking about the last place my parents lived. Reno. Nevada. The World’s Biggest Little City. Home to the collectible car rally called Hot Summer Nights. Gambling. Virginia Street. Changeable weather. […]


There is a very nice veterans memorial park in Albuq- uerque. It is near the National Guard main head- quarters and near Kirtland Airforce Base which makes it located appropriately. It is quite pretty. And, it seems to reflect the seasons very well. I’d like to call this image, “Before Me.” As it turns out, […]


Memorial Day. The first official calender day of summer. Barbecues. Parades. Flags. Ice Cream on a hot day. Girls in sun dresses. Happy children. Inviting pools. But. Let’s not forget what this weekend is about. Let’s not forget the soldiers, marines, airmen and sailors who died serving their country. Let’s not forget the ones who […]


Like many places, New Mexico has many nicknames. So do the towns and cities. For instance, Santa Fe likes to call itself, “a city different.” I moved here from New Orleans, I’ll give you a city different. Albuquerque likes to call itself “Burque” or “The Q.” Those are all newer, trendy names. More traditionally,New Mexico […]