Posts Tagged ‘building’

My New Mexico

November 18, 2013
yum yellow flowers

yum yellow flowers

Horses and flowers, just cause I can’t help myself

thru the rear mirror

thru the rear mirror

Dogs in the rearview cause they want to come with you…..or making sure you don’t come back.

Not sure which of these two I like the best:

sorry were closed

sorry were closed

or…….

sorry were closed shiny

sorry were closed shiny

lucky trout

lucky trout

cause my honey catches lots, but we don’t eat them all

beautiful yellow-butted-hairy fly

beautiful yellow-butted-hairy fly

cause sometimes bugs are all that I can find by the river

beavers were here

beavers were here

Beavers were here and that excites me.  For some reason beavers fascinate me and this is my best find EVER. The shavings are still fresh and they created a beautiful circle around this cottonwood.  And check out the bite marks they have in the wood above the cut.  So very cool in my book

Scrub Jay wind tunnel

Scrub Jay wind tunnel

And my lovely birds

Hope your days are wonderful and your evenings peaceful,

CheyAnne

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Forsythia one day, snow the next = New Mexico

April 17, 2013
Forsythia  bush

Forsythia bush

 

 

An Old Adobe - springtime New Mexico

An Old Adobe – springtime New Mexico

 

Isn’t spring amazing?

CheyAnne

 

 

 

Dames Rocket Ranch WaterColour on Paper 9×12

October 16, 2012

my newest watercolour

Dames Rocket Ranch

Dames Rocket Ranch

watercolour on paper

 

I have loved this little corner of the southwest outside of Durango, Colorado on the way to Bayfield, CO.

I wish I could find my friends Billy and Rusty to show them this.

original watercolour on paper 9″x12″  $150.

I can invoice you if you are interested….

We have a ‘soterano’ / root cellar

May 6, 2012

There is a story behind these pictures I’m gonna post…..

Back in the summer of ’06 in Lama, New Mexico where we (Len, my honey and I) are building a geodesic dome home,  he had had a pit dug the year before.    Hence the word ‘ soterano’,  in Spanish it means root cellar.sotarano being dug

Now this summer of ’06 was hot and sometimes wet and we started to hear frog like sounds coming out of the open soterano.  There was a puddle of still water in this 10 x10 x10 foot hole in the dry high desert landscape of northeastern New Mexico.     And we were hearing frogs?         Hold on now,

but sure enough if we sat really still on the edge of this pit we could see little itty bitty movements in the mud.  So of course we went in.  We slipped and slid and Explored!!!!…..

You need to understand that this pit, this hole in the ground was just dug up for the first time in probably human history.

here, right here  the center post will go

here, right here the center post will go

That this dirt hadn’t been exposed to sun and light and open air since who knows when.      And here were these amazing teeny, tiny little brown baby lookin’ frogs with HUGE round, green as grass eyes;  singing and mating, chasing, catching and eating flys.

WHERE did they come from?  There are no frogs that we’re  aware of  on this high mountain mesa in north eastern New Mexico.

We, Len and I, think that they emerged after being dug up and exposed to the elements that they needed to come alive.  So we believe

Anyway……. on with the story;

So here it is springtime of ’08 and we now have a house floor

L O V E lives here

L O V E lives here

and walls over the sotarano.

Sugar Shack '08

Sugar Shack

I took on the task of carving

Steps to 'the pit'

Steps to

into the hard-packed earth to create steps down into our root cellar so  I was spending a lot of time there and saw a few more interesting things……

These mountain lion prints showed up after a rainy cold snap this summer.  Nice huh?

cougar was here

cougar was here

And then there were these:

ancient mushroom/flower

ancient mushroom/flower

ancient mushrooms in sotarano

ancient mushrooms in sotarano

closer

closer

another close up

another close up

We’ve looked them up and can’t seem to make much since out of them other that that they are mushroom flower looking plants:

Anybody have any idea or are they an ancient flower/mushroom?

Here it is May 6, 2012

We now have a solid lived in for 3 years geodesic dome over this soterano, and I’m missing all that beautiful heat of summer down in there. Just thought I would repost (and it’s raining, yeah, or sprinkling anyway)

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

A Candy Corn Morning – Glorious Autumn Day

October 30, 2011
CandyCorn Pueblo Ponies

 

Ponies that stand out like a beacon to us that love horses…

 

pony moving thru cottonwoods

 

if you look closer you will see him looking back too…..

a stallion watching me watching his mares

 

 

 

Candy Corn Leaves and Ponies Backs

 

Ole' Shop Truck and even older buckboard wagon

 

First Snow and October Autumn Leaves of Gold

 

Autumn Gold and Turquoise Blue Windows of Old

 

Please Don't Throw Rocks in the Pond

 

thru the aspens there sits a house

 

that use to house of master of crafts

and this is only half of what I saw on my way to work….. on this fine October Morning outside of Taos, New Mexico in El Prado.

 

 


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