Monday, November 30, 2009

Are You Looking At The Moon Tonight?

Do you know where you are in your life
Are you walking in between the lines
I can tell by the look in your eyes
You're hurting way down inside

I fell from the sky
I tried to catch your eye
In a velvet sky
Did you wish upon a falling star?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Niece's Wedding

My niece, Alison got married last weekend in Denver, Colorado. She made such a lovely bride.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Family Reunion

Abe and his family came from Escondido, California and the Serrano Drity Dozen was complete.

Front row L-R, Benita, Clara, Rita, Patricia, Lollie, Mom, Martha, Dad; Back Row, Mike, Selina, Abe, Eloy, Rick, Lino

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

At The Lake

After Louie got the outboard motor running, we decided that it was a perfect day to take the pontoon out on the lake, so that's what we did.

The water was cool and very refreshing. We had a little bit of a snag getting the boat out of the lake but we were cheered on by the people on the rocks.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Eloy killed a rattlesnake in his yard this afternoon and now I'm feeling jiggy about walking around in sandals.

Parish Wide Fiesta

The seven missions of Santo Tomás gathered this morning at Ghost Ranch where Father celebrated mass under the large elm tree.

This is the first time I have been to Ghost Ranch and the landscapes there are quite enchanting.

From Ghost Ranch, the view of Cerro Perdenal

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Road To Abiquiu

This morning, on the road to Abiquiu, the farm landscapes were breathtakingly beautiful as summer has finally arrived in Northern New Mexico.

Up the road a few miles, the Piedra Lumbre juts above the horizon.

Piedra Lumbre

I drove to the lake and enjoyed a moment of relaxation while boaters and fishermen carried on with their tasks. The water level is much higher than last year and the view of the majestic Cerro Perdenal was reflected in the water.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Serape by Agueda S. Martinez

This serape was woven by my Grandmother,
Agueda Martinez when she was ninety-five years old. When I visited her in the spring of 1993, she has just completed the serape which was highlighted using pretty spring colors of pink, turquios blue, and bright yellow.

Grandmother wove many other serapes and jergas in her lifetime some of which were awarded blue ribbons and others that were purchased by museums including the Smithsonian.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Blossoms and Bees

The weather has been nice and warm for the past few weeks and the apricot trees blossomed yesterday. Unfortunately, we are told that the temperatures will dip below freezing for the next few days. This will mean that again the trees will not bear fruit.
There are lots of apricot trees in the area but they seldom bear fruit because of freezing tempera-tures after the blossoms appear. It's either feast or famine with fruit trees here. When the trees do bear fruit, there is an abundance and you can't give it away.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Greater Roadrunner

There has been a roadrunner in the neighborhood the past few days. This Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is the New Mexico state bird and is about 20 to 24 inches long. It runs on the ground and its voice is six to eight low, dove-like coo's, descending in pitch. It's habitat is deserts; dry open country with scattered cover and brush.