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Monday, December 31, 2012

December in Santa Fe :)

Winter greetings to you on this last day of 2012! 
While it seems winter came a little late this year, we have been blessed with a fair amount of snow this December. I love the seasons here, and I find it particularly beautiful here in winter after a fresh dusting of snow... it sounds cliche, but it truly is like walking in a winter wonderland! I'm sharing a few photos I've taken out & about on my rare days off this month~ hope you enjoy them!

My Driveway~ early December.

~St Francis Cathedral~

~Holiday reflections~

~Christmas lights on the Plaza~

Below is the Christmas Eve walk on Canyon Rd. I hadn't done this in a couple of years, as I had simply been too tired after work... but I'm really glad I went this year. 

It had just started to snow as my friend & I arrived... making it all the more festive. They close down the streets to car traffic & farolitos line the path from the beginning to the end of Canyon Rd.

It was a really nice way to spend Christmas Eve. I woke the next morning to a white Christmas day of relaxation. I had the day off, but rather than join friends for Christmas festivities, I chose to stay home & relax, & talk to family back home. I had a fire going all day & into the evening... it was wonderfully cozy!

I'll miss my place when I move. While it is funky (which I love!) & expensive to heat in the winter (which I don't love...) it has also been my one of my favorite places that I have lived in Santa Fe. It's within walking distance to the Plaza... and as I woke to another dusting of snow this morning, I thought I'd get out & about on this beautiful New Year's Eve for a little photo walk around town.

Snowy New Year's Eve on the Plaza.

Window on Cienega St.

Graffiti on the railcars.

Snowy Railyard.

I am lucky to live in such a beautiful place!
Wishing you all a very safe & Happy New Year & the very best in 2013!


Randy said...

Wow, these photos are so wonderful. Wishing you peace, joy and lots of happiness in the new year my friend.

Barb said...

Hi Becky,Sitting in front of my fireplace in Breck waiting for the fireworks on the mountain (we have a ringside seat from our great room). I love your wintry photos of Santa Fe. They make me want to visit again. Glad you got a bit of free time to enjoy and relax. We'll ski the mountain early tomorrow - usually not crowded New Year's Day. Happy 2012!

Wanda..... said...

Beautiful views of Canyon Rd. with all the farolitos...very festive walk for you, Becky! Wishing you a good year!

Annie said...

Beautiful photos Becky! Your place looks so cute and cozy, I covet your fireplace! Glad you had a good Christmas and new years, any luck on finding a new home? I hope you find one that you like even better!
Happy New Year!

clairz said...

Becky, I love these photos and your commentary. The place where you are living is gorgeous, sorry it's expensive to heat. Have a wonderful trip to visit your family and Happy New Year!

Randy said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy your time with your family.

John Brisson said...

Great winter wonderland.


KClark Photography said...

I've got total snow envy. Thanks for sharing these wonderful images. I also enjoyed catching up on all your latest work. All the best in the new year.


Kate said...

Your header is terrific, and I loved all the photos. I can well understand why you might be reluctant to leave your casa because it looks like a lovely place. The photos of the wintry scenes and farolitos make me so lonesome for Santa Fe. Hope that the New Year brings you much happiness and joy. Cheers for 2013!

Randy said...

Well hello stranger. I've been wondering where you've been. School is fine. Not as hard as the last class but from what I understand this instructor is a tough grader. We'll see. What days are you in class, are you going in the evening? My class is on Thursday mornings. I hope you have a great weekend.