New Mexico in Bloom

New Mexico in Bloom - Prickly Pear in Bloom

All around us, everything is currently in bloom. Here in the high desert of New Mexico, this is such a brief moment in time that we had to capture it and share it with you. In reality, it is just another excuse to play with our fabulous,  but slightly preowned cameras.

For all the foodies amongst you, don’t worry, you have not been forgotten, our next gluten free recipe will be posted tomorrow.  Brownies anyone? Continue reading


Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day - Red  Blaze Rose

Happy Mother’s Day!

Just wanted to share some of the flower images from our garden. Here in the high desert of New Mexico, we especially appreciate seeing the first flowers emerge, perfuming the air with their scent. Continue reading

A Visitor in our Garden


A Visitor in our Garden - Snake

Just after I finished watering the garden this morning, a visitor appeared, and I just thought you might enjoy seeing it. In case you are wondering what kind of snake this is, it turns out to be a harmless gopher snake (at least harmless to humans). It quickly disappeared behind the straw bales (yikes), still warming our garden bed. I’ll definitely be very careful tomorrow when approaching the garden.

A Visitor in our Garden - Snake

In my attempt to capture an image of the snake, there was no time to switch to a different lens. These photos were taken with a fixed 50mm f/1.8. No photoshop, or cropping, just straight out of the camera.

Wish me luck, let’s hope the snake likes me.