Thursday, July 16, 2009

Corrales, New Mexico

Welcome to another one of Seth Apter's brainstorms.
Here is what Seth posted on his blog, The Altered Page, today~
Welcome to Buried Treasure: an online, collaborative project that invites art bloggers to go into the depths of their blogs and dig for buried treasure. Each participant was asked to repost one (or more) or their favorite posts from their own blog. There are so many brilliant artists out there but so little time to explore all their work fully. This gives us all an opportunity to see highlights from posts we may have missed from over 80 artists!

This is my choice of buried treasure from my blog archives, dated March 25, 2009. It brought back some wonderful memories.
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I found I could say things with colors that I couldn't say in any other way -- things that I had no words for. ~Georgia O'Keeffe
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I do know I see way more beauty than I can explain in words. Beauty I feel deep in my heart and in my soul. I felt this way in New Mexico. Now I understand what Georgia O'Keeffe wrote about, as she lived out the later part of her life in Santa Fe. The Chocolate Turtle Bed & Breakfast
Color never became more vivid to me than in Coralles, New Mexico. This is where New Mexico began to come alive deep in my artistic soul.
We spent only one day in this quaint village, but I know it has left a lasting memory inside of me. It is nestled just outside of sprawling Albuquerque. Our time in this unique bed & breakfast, owned by Nancy and Dallas, proved to be an unexpected highlight of our trip.

After a little shopping and having dinner in town, we came back to the B&B. First, there was a (much needed) soft rain shower, and then a double rainbow. How could it have been better than this?

I will proclain the name of the Lord; how glorious is our God.
Deuteronomy 32:3

It was hard to leave. But I will be back. I just know it.

You can see more door shots each Thursday! Just go see David McMahon, who is a wonderful author & photographer, with quite a sense of humor, I might add.

23 comments:

Daryl said...

Oh these are wonderful images,Diane, you should use that door for David's The Doors post/meme

Tina said...

I love that area of NM too..fills some need in our artistic soul, I suppose..your photos are great.

Fanciful Expressions said...

Great photographs, Diane. I've always wanted to go to New Mexico, more than anywhere else. It's on my list of things I want to do.

Hugs,
Carolyn

david mcmahon said...

That's a wonderful post. I know the feeling of assuring oneself that a return to a beautiful place is possible.

As Daryl says, if you want to copy and paste my ``The Doors'' logo here, you are welcome.

It is not a formal sign-up-for-it meme, just something I started doing very recently. But it seems to get some interesting reactions.

Just show how and why doors are important to humans ....

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

Oh, Diane! What gorgeous photos! I love the colors and textures of New Mexico.

C.M. Jackson said...

new mexico is heaven on earth...my favorite place...thank you for the lovely photos

pam q said...

Oh, I certainly am enjoying "our" trip! The scenery is just beautiful! That weathered fence is gorgeous!

I always love the blues that seem to be associated with the NM area---so vivid! Maybe some day I will get there to see it for myself....

A double rainbow sounds good right now---all I am seeing is SNOW.....

LAURA DELLAPORTA said...

Oh what a beautiful place. I visited Santa Fe and other parts of NM a few years back..Your pictures bring me back to such a magical & powerful place. xoxo laura

Cheffie-Mom said...

Your blog is beautiful. The photos are wonderful. I will be back!

Catmoves said...

Excellent post about our colors. Glad you could appreciate them. Only one thing: Albuquerque does not sprawl. Hemmed in on three sides by tribal lands and on the fourth bu towering mountains our "sprawl" is severely limited.
Houston, Texas sprawls. Ugh.

Louise said...

Over from Authorblog.I'm dying to know when you were here. I may have posted a picture of that very same rainbow (from up on the Mesa in Albuquerque). My daughter has a class in Corrales weekly. We love to go down there. There is a tree we stop at to climb when it is warm and we have time. We always go to the annual Independence Day parade there, too!

Seth said...

Thanks for sharing these photos. They bring me right back to my trip to Santa fe last year!

Cindy said...

Hi Diane
I think I remember these pictures...it was around the time I first started following your blog! How beautiful, and such a different part of the country from here in the East Coast. Have a great weekend!

Lisa Sarsfield said...

You have a wonderful eye for a great image, those doors are wonderful and so is the wooden fence. I know what you mean when you say you can feel a beauty much more powerfully than you can express with words. I often wish my eyes would take photos so I could get it exactly as I see it at that exact moment...
Life really can be so beautiful.

Debrina said...

Ooooh...beautiful photos! The full door shot definitely my favourite! Stunning! And thanks for cruising on by and visiting my blog. Glad to have found you and I WILL be back to goggle some more.

Kelly said...

What beautiful photos! I always wanted to visit NM someday. I especially like the blue door photo. Reminds me of one of my poems.

Kim Mailhot said...

the sights and sounds of your stay in Corrales are a truly beautiful treasure. Thanks for uncovering it once more for us ! Cheers !

femminismo said...

Great repost. My son lives near Santa Fe and I loved visiting him. The desert, the towns, the colors, the clouds. I can see why some feel this place, New Mexico, is the epicenter of creative, physic energy. - Jeanne in Oregon

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

I love the door shots and will be back to see more!

Stacie said...

Shayne and I are heading to Taos in October as part of our year long trip...I can't wait! I love the way you captured the area...I remember this post when you first posted it....

Kim said...

Fabulous choice for your post, wonderful pics! Love the colour and the weathered effects.

Diane Schuller said...

Gosh, you've made me so nostalgic to return as well. It was years ago when we were there but your photos are amazing! You've captured the colour and feeling so well.

Paula said...

Corrales is very nice. I'm just around the corner so I see the view every day........

come back soon !!!