Photos 2002

Mom and Dad visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas

When my parents came to visit this summer, we went to Carlsbad Caverns, but I had no flash unit and took no pictures. Our visit to the historic living museum El Rancho de las Golondrinas (Swallow Ranch), just south of Santa Fe, went better -- it was extremely hot but there was a lot of light.

Typical Northern New Mexico landscape Hills near La Cienega, New Mexico
To me, this is the quintessential New Mexican landscape: Sage, juniper, that certain color of sun-baked earth.
This was right near El Rancho de las Golondrinas. It was as sunny and hot as it looks.
On the east side of the visitor's center On the east side of the visitor's center
Although it was very hot, the hollyhocks didn't seem to be affected.
Mom and Dad Dad's looking at a brochure about the Ranch
Mom and Dad at El Rancho de las Golondrinas Funny, they didn't seem to mind the heat either.

Xeriscape Elements in Albuquerque

Grass as a xeriscaping element Xeriscape can be beautiful
Xeriscape grass is almost sculptural. It's not your father's lawn. Xeriscape can be beautiful. This space is just up the street, off Girard and San Rafael.

Cindy Irvine, my best friend from high school, got married in July 2003

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