Thursday, January 29, 2009

Amazing Skies

Rainbow and Clouds Outside Santa Fe
My brother and his wife visited for the weekend and Rick took this fabulous shot of the mountains, light and dark skies, and an incipient rainbow. This picture was taken only a 15 minute drive away from the Santa Fe Plaza.

We crammed an entire week of tourism into one weekend--Palace of the Governors, O'Keeffe Museum, The Farmers' Market (where we briefly appeared in a promotional film for a local orchestra), Ten Thousand Waves (starlit hot tub and therapeutic massages), art tour at the state capitol ("The Roundhouse"), trail walks, a couple of terrific restaurants, and several mountain drives to get photos like this one!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Christmas Day in Puerto Vallarta

This December, for the first time since I was 17, I was out of the country for Christmas--on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. On Christmas Day I took the photographs below. Happy holidays to all my readers, and best wishes for a wonderful 2009!

Puerto Vallarta beach
View of the beach from my balcony, Christmas morning.

Puerto Vallarta Villa Premiere Hotel
Christmas morning--a very quiet pool deck at the hotel.

Puerto Vallarta beach sculpture
One of the many beautiful sculptures on the Puerto Vallarta seafront walk--the Malecon.

Puerto Vallarta sand sculpture Malecon
Artists creating sand sculptures on the beach.

Puerto Vallarta sand sculpture Malecon
The Holy Family and friends, a sand sculpture on the beach.

Puerto Vallarta arch beach Malecon
Part of the stone arches at the Los Arcos Amphitheatre on the Malecon.

Puerto Vallarta angel sculpture Malecon
An angel beckons on the beach.

Puerto Vallarta Christmas poinsettias
Christmas poinsettias on the grounds of my hotel.

Puerto Vallarta Christmas creche
A large creche in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta Mermaid Sunset Malecon
An angel mermaid pipes in the sunset.