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February 06, 2010


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Hello Selia....

My daughter Tiffany said you had a beautiul blog and I should stop in for a visit. You certainly do have a beautiful blog and amazing photos, of your travels as well.
Nice to meet you~


You have a beautiful blog... New Mexico looks amazing. = )

Madai Rodgers

Good Morning Selia :)

Life has been way to busy and I missed this beautiful post.
What adventures!! There are so many magical lands on this beautiful earth, thank you for sharing your travels and the beautiful photographs. Your friends photo with the palm and the sunset is breathtaking!
And I so enjoyed seeing your sweet face!

The Latin quote, the Bible verse and the Van Goethe quote sent shivers down my spine...ahhhh... perfection!

I've admired O'Keefes' works but now I want to research her life... love the doggie quote, she must have been a dear.

Have a beautiful weekend darling, I'm sure your garden is beginning to come alive~*~*~*~*
xox ~ yours truly ~ Madai


Well the giveaway is over but if you win, we all expect to be invited over. Those pictures are beautiful. I have never been to the desert but I have heard and seen some pictures showing how lovely it can be.


Hello! I'm visiting your blog by way of LuLu's! I recognized your photos right away - my MIL used to live in Santa Fe and my DH and I visited her there for a mini vacation. It is a GORGEOUS and INSPIRING place! The Dream Home wasn't there yet when I visited... it looks wonderful!


Lovely photographs and so well written. Love your quotes and photos of Georgia.


Selia, my long time friend told me today that she has been following my blog and she said because of that she found yours and loves it! Shhhh, yours was the only one she mentioned by name. Glad I found you so she could find you!


Hi Selia,

Loved your post. It is so interesting to see snow in the desert. I'm sure that HGTV home was a treasure! And yes, the quote about Waiting on Dogs, so so true :) :) :) ~ but I wouldn't have it any other way.



Dearest Selia,

Thank you so much for sharing the photos of your birthday trip to Santa Fe! It is so lovely there, and the snow is wonderful! Your photos are beautiful and you are beautiful!!! I enjoyed reading about the area you visited, and especially about Georgia O'Keefe. I loved the photo of her and Jingo. I whole-heartedly agree with her, and you, about waiting on dogs!:)

The sunset is amazing and I loved what you wrote about the "Master Painter!"

The Latin, Bible verse and poem all so beautifully describe your desert trip!

Much love to you,


You have a beautiful blog! We visited Santa Fe and Loretto Chapel a few years ago in the Summer. We stopped off on our way from visiting a friend in Albuquerque, on our way to Colorado, found a Trader Joes and bought food for a picnic lunch down in the old town section. It was lovely. : )


Dear Selia, so glad to see you back again. Funny, I was just watching the HGTV Dream Home program on TV just last hour...and I have watched it for about 5 times, hahaha. It looks so beautiful there and I would love to visit there. Might want to move there if this Midwestern winter doesn't go away soon.


Dearest Selia,

So that's where you've been hiding~in the desert ;) !

It's so beautiful there, in spite of the aridity.

Thank you for reminding us about Georgia O'Keefe; we'll have to study her in homeschool!

Love and joy,



Selia Renzetti

Thank you Raeann!


Hello Selia!
It is so good to hear from you again!
It sounds like you had a wonderful time in Santa Fe. The desert is beautiful even with the snow. I never think of the desert having snow!
If you move into the HGTV Dream Home, please invite me for a visit! What a place!

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