Sunday, October 19, 2014

- Just checking in: Falling in love with Georgia O'Keefe's New Mexico

Don and I are celebrating 40 years together by exploring Santa Fe. And I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that the hills are green (as they are in Austin) and that there would be fall foliage (which we don't have, not like this) ...


But even though we did see what I expected when we went to Ghost Ranch, there is nothing to compare with seeing for yourself ...


All the colors that I love ... and I can totally understand how you could spend a lifetime trying to capture them ...


And still wish you had more time.




P.S. This is for you Grace ... one shelf from Georgia's bookcase ...


3 comments:

Mo Crow said...

ah the magic of "the Faraway Nearby" as Georgia O'Keefe so aptly named it, am re-reading Ellen Meloy's 'The Anthropology of Turquoise', 10 years ago my brother gave me a cat shaped chunk of the bluest turquoise from Santa Fe
http://www.bluecatheaven.com.au/Mos%20art/BlueCatDreaming/3dbluecat.html
it was like carving a piece of the sky

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

oh, YES! and all of the hollyhocks here are directly descended from seeds i "stole" from
Georgia's walkway at ghost ranch.
am so glad to see these images here "at your house"....SMILE

Liz Ackert said...

Mo - we went to a wonderful museum of Indian art and culture and they had a whole exhibit of turquoise ... so many colors and forms ... just wonderful
And Grace ... oh I wish I had been so clever ... Georgia's hollyhocks ... oh my!