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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.