Last week, I was reading a call for entries for a photography show called “Trees” and the call was all about “the annual autumn spectacular” of changing colors, and the “joy of green leaves”, and how trees are “objects of beauty” and all I could think of was how different my own tree experiences are.
Rogers, New Mexico
UPFATE: I did go ahead and submit five images of dead trees to that show. And this one got in to the gallery show at the Darkroom Gallery in Vermont. So there’s that.
“The Graffiti Houses of Portales: Coup de Grâce”
Portales, New Mexico
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