Celebrating the Southwest — Photo Essay
Cedar tree lined canyon – Mancos, Colorado
View of the snowy La Plata Mountains in the distant east.
Big Sky Country
Golden rice grass on a beautiful cloud filled day.
Taking a leisurely drive on a country dirt road lined with sagebrush.
Mancos Valley, Colorado
Springtime as the trees begin to bloom.
Mancos Valley, Colorado
A pack donkey at Jackson Lake (part of an equestrian group)
Old Red Barn
What We’re Creating – A Labyrinth
Enjoying the spring weather and staying outdoors as much as possible.
How perfect! Found a rock that looks like a buffalo – now the official mascot.
The design is a Concentric 5 Circle.
For more design ideas visit the Labyrinth Society.
Fire pit evenings.
What We’re Reading
Veryl Goodnight’s thoughtful, descriptive monthly newsletter.
Many people struggling with isolation are asking artists how they cope with working alone so often. Veryl has wonderful tips, sources and technique advice on starting an oil painting. Take it from a master artist, she knows her turpentine! You can follow the Goodnight Trail by going to her website, scroll to the bottom and sign up.
What We’re Watching
We may not be able to travel to the The Poppy Reserve right now,
but we can view it on live stream – Antelope Valley, California
(Mr.D used to live in Lancaster which is 16 miles to the east)
Rocky Mountain PBS “Press of The West” documentary.
A printing press in the Old West was considered to be a “civilizer.” So when the newspaper in the tiny town of Mancos imported a high-end printer from back East in 1911, it was the beginning of a real community. 100 years after the Cranston Press first hit Mancos, a wild twist of fate led to it’s re-discovery and restoration. Now this incredibly rare press is back – continuing to bring people together.
Antarctica A Year On Ice (2013) – Netflix
A visually stunning chronicle of what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, and enduring months of darkness in the coldest place on Earth.
Santa Fe School Of Cooking – Tortilla Class
Free Video Class (Youtube): How To Make Fresh Corn Tortillas with Chef Mica. You not only learn technique and how to tell when the dough is just right, but you get a history lesson about the ingredients. Tortillas take less than 5 minutes to mix and 2 -3 minutes to cook. Plus they’re gluten free / non dairy so everyone can enjoy these fresh flatbreads. Chef says this is also a great family recipe to make with the kiddos. Video is 12 minutes, recipe included.
Wishing you Favorite Moments and Happy Discoveries!
Amy and Mr.D
I want to be on that country road right now. Beautiful job on the labyrinth, enjoy for years to come!
Deb, Thank you so much! We’ve been walking it every day. More lazy country drives coming up in May. xo
A labyrinth – so your vibe. Love it. We’ll check out the docs. Be safe and thank you for sharing your April with us.
Shannon & Drew, April was such a welcome change with blooms and milder weather. May is even better. Enjoy the docs and stay safe, too!
Have you thought about doing a calendar of your photography? It would be fabulous!
Nan, we have thought of a calendar and also a postcard book. Thank you for the motivation! xoxo