Category Archives: adobe

Marigolds @ Marigold Gallery

One of the prettiest galleries in Santa Fe is the Marigold Gallery on Canyon Road.  It has a steep brick stairway up to an ancient blue shuttered adobe, with these big, shiny blue pots full of flowers.  The interior is cozy & rustic, with quirky narrow rooms and thick, uneven adobe walls.  The windows have wobbly old glass, and look out onto more adobe walls & gardens.  It’s an enchanting place and it’s full of light and magical treasures of art.  If you find yourself in Santa Fe, be sure to visit.

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Taos Welcome

My friend Marilyn & I arrived in Taos on a sunny afternoon last October, coming into town across the vast sage-brush flats, with Taos Mountain beckoning. Wandering the town, this was a typical sight…a welcome open, blue-painted doorway and ancient adobe walls drenched in sunlight. Ristras and flowers and the promise of treasures inside are like icing on the cake of life!

Belfry’s; Ranchos de Taos

This beautiful old church, the Mission of St. Francis of Assisi, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico is one of the most compelling buildings I’ve ever seen.  It’s huge buttresses, and graceful curving lines all built of mud stucco, along with it’s hand made vigas, carved doors, and these matching belfry’s combine to create a huge impact on the viewer. I am in good company;  Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe both saw the magic here.