Side Business

Just across from the famous church, you’ll see Vigil’s Store, which seems to be doing a brisk business selling chile-related products. I bought a little bag of dried green chile powder. (The storekeeper told me she enjoyed watching me take a deep breath of the scent, with my eyes closed and a smile on my face.)

Chimayó, New Mexico
photographed 5.27.2018

Delia Anaya

Here at the sacred site of Chimayó, there are mementos and memorials everywhere, like this one for Delia.

El santuario de Chimayó
Chimayó, New Mexico
photographed 5.27.2018

Only tourists but the view is nice

This is the view from the picnic shelter on Interstate 40, just west of Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Is it any wonder that a David Byrne song* came to mind?

We’re only tourists in this life
Only tourists but the view is nice

near Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 5.28.2018

*”Everybody’s Coming to My House”

Water/Walker

The water in this spring-fed pool is a constant 62 degrees.

This guy is about to be pretty chilly.

Blue Hole
Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2018

Faith can have many layers

The weathered wood, glass-free windows, sunlight on the floor, the distant mesa, all layered up.

Taiban, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2018

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