365/2: 231. Cobalt blue skies today, gorgeous wispy clouds.
There was also a gorgeous sundog at sunset, but I was too busy flappin’ my gums. Visitors for Indian Market. Those of you who know me directly, know how fast and relentless I can be when I start talking history and culture ...
Posting schedule for the next four days.
Because it’s Indian Market here in Santa Fe, both clients and festivities are going to keep me very busy. Links will be sporadic. Hopefully I’ll have time to post some stunning photos - planning to attend the main event again this year (Saturday’s the big day). So ... as per usual, you’ll see me when you see me. Thanks.
Just in case you don’t recall, here’s my gallery of the Native American Regalia contest from 2009.
365/2: 230. FAIL.
Clouds looked promising, so I drove down to a good spot, only to have them all disappear. Ah well. It happens. Next time.
United States Drought Monitor.
We’re doing much better. More precip for the weekend, though that’ll dampen Indian Market.
How do you tell you’re doing business with a real New Mexican?
When he opens his iPad case, a few tortilla chip bits come tumbling out ... (guilty as charged; green chile roasting season is upon us) ...
Youtube: Black Lodge Singers - Ask Your Mom For Fifty Cents.
Indian Market this weekend in Santa Fe. Events are already going on. You need a bit of flavor.
SciAm: Western Scrub Jays Are Capable of Metacognition.
They are damned smart birds. They know my routines better than I do myself. I’ll put in a plug for ravens, too ... though they’re more independent and wilful.
365/2: 229. Welcome to Lamy, NM.
The colors, the colors. And, the outtake, a vintage ‘dome’ car, out to pasture.
365/2: 228. Stealth moth.
NPR: A New Golden Age For ‘Silver Bullets’? Airstreams Make A Comeback.
Even in the local RV parks, you’ll hear “mumble-mumble ... over there, THEY’VE got an AIRSTREAM.” A modern mark of distinction.
RenewCancelTV: Longmire Season 4 Renewal News By September? Craig Johnson Confident.
Good God, they’d better renew. Half of NM’s gonna hunt down A&E’s executives like they’re David Ridges [in-joke].
365/2: 227. Busy bees today.
Just a grab shot.
Later: Outtake, rain over the Jemez shows the topography.
Daily Breeze: Guitar legend Jeff Beck rules the night at L.A.’s Greek Theatre.
Okay, I simply must scare up some cash for August 19 in Albuquerque. Anyone else interested?
365/2: 225. Rain shower over the Jemez Mtns, about 20 miles away.
NewMexiKen: Little Sure Shot.
Happy B-day, Annie Oakley.
365/2: 224. No. 1, or ‘no one’ ... ? Heh.
Just admiring a typeface.
365/2: 223. Didn’t have time to shoot anything else today.
[Adopt appropriate Southern accent] “Too much work, honey.”
365/2: 222. Happier squash blossoms today.
Posted early, because in spite of storms all around, the rain has managed to miss us ... which means I have to go out and water the entire yard (couple dozen trees, etc.) tonight. Bleh.
365/2: 221. Squash blossoms, not at all happy with intense sunshine.
365/2: 220. My gorgeous niece and her dashing husband are visiting for the weekend.
Took ‘em for hike.
365/2: 219. Just noticed the Santa Fe Southern track is getting all spruced up for new train trips.
I’ve missed the blowing of the train horn in the evening. That lonesome call on the wind ...
365/2: 218. Tomatoes are my drug of choice.
Anyone who knows me at all well, will know I will take a ripe tomato over any sweet treat. [Alas, there is still nothing like a good NJ summer tomato ...]. The bowl was a gift to Sandra from New Mexico potter Dan Capaccio.
Later: Pretty good sunset, after a surprise afternoon shower.
OnStage Mag: Frampton personally enforces “No Camera” Policy.
He flings for the rafters. Speaking of which, this self-absorbed behavior is getting worse and worse. Our internationally-famed Canyon Road art galleries are now under siege by Shazam, the music-recognition app. Customers are bulling their way through fragile displays, shoving their cellphones next to speakers, and yelling “I GOT IT! I GOT IT!” for the entire block to hear.
These are not teenagers, in our galleries. These are comfortably middle-aged folks who should behave better.
Good observation, in the nick of time.
House across the way must have sold. Septic pump truck just arrived. Whoa ... that’s leeward. CLOSE THE WINDOWS, QUICK ... !