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mother + child

The ruins of the old church guard the small cemetery; I’ve stopped here three or four times previously and always find something interesting to look at, to contemplate, and/or to photograph. This time, a small plastic Madonna and her child, hanging from a nail by a gold cord, caught my attention.

Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 5.28.2022

three miles

I’m not a marketing person, so maybe I’m missing something here. But this billboard doesn’t seem like it is the best way to entice weary travelers to leave the interstate and check in to the Holiday Inn Express. Even if the exit *is* only three miles away.

Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 5.28.2022

coffee break

I will always choose a place that looks like this when I’m out on the road and it’s time for some food or some coffee or just a break from whatever else may be going on. And, naturally, I will always bring the camera with me…

Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 5.27.2022

four buoys

If you’ve only ever been to the Blue Hole in the afternoon, you might be surprised at how peaceful it is first thing in the morning, before the swimmers and scuba divers and cliff jumpers all show up.

Blue Hole
Santa Rosa, New Mexico

photographed 5.28.2022

the world’s most unlikely bait stand

I have always been under the impression that bait stands are close to, you know, bodies of water that may contain fish….

near Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 5.28.2022

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