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Visiting “Home” ~Las Cruces, NM


So I got to go “home” to visit my Parents this last week.  My Mom and Dad have retired and moved back to where I grew up. I had such a great time visiting with my parents and seeing old friends.  Please enjoy my picture diary of our visit.

The Wonderful Sunrise that Greeted me as I drove to Las Cruces.




“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you”

~ Christian Morganstern

The smoke from the Gila Wilderness Wildfires made for some very dramatic sunsets. This is a shot from my parents back yard. The mountains are the Robledos looking west towards the Gila and Deming and Lordsburg.

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My Mom and Dad’s new house is just amazing. My mother should have designed for “Good Housekeeping” Here is a small snippet, their breakfast nook..

“Home is the place where it feels right to walk around without shoes” Unknown

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I had to go Picture hunting while I was there. Love the stucco homes and the vivid colors of all of the old buildings.

“One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.”  Vincent Van Gogh




My Dad even got into the game of “Picture Hunting” We took a drive to the desert and found this amazing Hawk perched up on a Yucca, I had forgotten my SD card and we drove back to get it and came back and the Hawk was still there.. I am very fortunate. The mountains in the background are the Organs looking North towards Albuquerque. The smoke was so bad, there was never a day I could get a good picture of them.

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A Great candid shot of  My Dad

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“No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home. No matter how you lived there-well or poorly.” ~ Joseph Brodsky

This was one clear day that I got to get this amazing shot of Picacho Peak.  The sky is always so Blue there.


My Drive back to DFW I found some really cool shots right before Van Horn TX.

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I had such an amazing visit. I am so excited to share my views of “home” with all of you. I really hope you enjoyed it as much as I love this place.


Red Hibiscus and Random Garden shots


“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.” ~~~ Irish Blessing









“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” Frances Hodgson Burnett




“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” Frances Hodgson Burnett,



Storms and Skies and Dandelions


“You cannot forget if you would those golden kisses all over the cheeks of the meadow, queerly called dandelions.” ~~ Henry Ward Beecher







“It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stony street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun”  ~~ Henry Ward Beecher




In the Garden


“In the garden my soul is sunshine”

– Unknown



How does one become a butterfly?” she asked. “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”Trina Paulus




Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” 

— Hans Christian Anderson



“Butterflies…flowers that fly and all but sing.” – Robert Frost


Main Street Festival

Busy Streets jam packed to the gills

Street food smells wafting up through the square

Art to Buy, Art to Make, Art for Sale

Just got to love it here.

Painted Faced children run around in delight..

Sounds of laughter are not hard to find.

That first taste of cotton candy..

Tis the best time of the year..

Spending time with my Sweetie.. mesmerized by the Warm April Air..


Time to Stop and Smell the Roses

Got out and took these yesterday morning, before the Big storms came through.  Although we were not in danger here, the part of the storm that went through here did not leave these beauties the same as I captured here. 


They are not all destroyed, but the pretty blooms I caught yesterday are bent and wide open.  I am Thankful that we did not see more of the storms here.

Prayers for all the families that lost homes in yesterdays storms.


Chasing the Wildflowers

Yesterday I set out determined to capture the elusive wildflowers of Texas and I found some but not the rich carpets found in Llano or in The Hill Country. I was treated to a lovely assortment of Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush. It was a nice day, I even found a place to go hiking—Which I will go back and revisit.