Hello Dear Friends!
For my birthday, my husband and I went to Santa Fe. We had such a wonderful time! Great food for every meal and the galleries were amazing. The top photo of Loretto Chapel, is the chapel with the mysterious miraculous spiral staircase. It is believed that St. Joseph built it himself. Here is a link to the story if you would like to read more about it: Loretto Chapel
Above is a photo of the entrance to La Posada. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone.
I have only been to Santa Fe and the surrounding area in the summer, so I was not expecting so much snow! It was absolutely beautiful. The call of the desert, a vast expanse where quite a few come to hear the voice of God. A quiet place of solitude, to renew your spirit. At such an altitude, over 7,000 feet, the heavens seem all the more near.
I can definitely see why the artist Georgia O'Keefe claimed this beautiful land, north of Santa Fe, her home. With the view of the slate blue mesa known as Cerro Pedernal, from her adobe home at Ghost Ranch, she felt a certain peace.
I cannot remember the exact phrasing but in essence she said that God spoke to her and told her if she painted the mountain enough that He would give it her! What an elegant thought... The Navajo believe that this beautiful mesa is birthplace of their "Changing Woman" who represents earth and time. So fitting for Ms. O'Keefe, a woman who was so in tune with nature. She had a most beautiful garden. A little piece of paradise in the middle of the desert. God was indeed good to her in the midst of her troubles.
We took a drive through the desert and did a little house hunting...
and this is what we found. The HGTV Dream Home! It has gorgeous vistas and is in such a calming and serene part of the desert. You can go here and enter for a chance to win!
I am ready to move in! The Master Painter has used so many colors from His beautiful palette and created this beautiful land ~the desert. I have visited in the summer, and the sunset will honestly just take your breath away.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Solitudinem fecerunt, pacem appelunt - They made a desert and called it peace. (Tacitus)
He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. Deuteronomy 32:10
“From inaccessible mountain range by way of desert untrod by human foot to the ends of the unknown seas, the breath of the everlasting creative spirit is felt, rejoicing over every speck of dust that hearkens to it and lives” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe