Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Mexico Church

This picture was taken in 1941 and shows the Llano de San Juan church in New Mexico. The picture really captures the feel of New Mexico. I lived in New Mexico for many years, and always enjoyed the crisp air, and the smell of pinon and green chilies in the fall.

13 comments:

  1. It appears that they need a bigger yard if they plan to bury any more people.
    R

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  2. Now that is a wonderful picture!

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  3. This had to be slide film...what a great photo!

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  4. You can see a hi def version of the picture here along with photo credits.
    http://www.shorpy.com/node/2037

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  5. Thanks for posting the photo of Billy Sunday (no, I didn't guess correctly). Even though I'm an evangelical Christian, I knew almost nothing about him except that he was a baseball player, an evangelist and he and his wife had problem children. So your photo intrigued me and I read some information about him. Thanks for the nudge!

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  6. being from s, colorado, i too remember the pinon nuts,,and the sap, and of course roasting green chilis,,till our hands blisterd,,good times.
    oldbear.

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  7. There is nothing like being in New Mexico. A perfectly dry chilly breezy blue Fall day with a belly full of green chiles can come somewhere in the ballpark... but nowhere the same.

    Ahhhhh.

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  8. And when the cotton woods turn gold!

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  9. and the aspen turning too,, you can smell them from as far away as you can see them, was my fav time of the year back home,
    sniff. oldbear.

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  10. New Mexico sounds like a place I'd like to live.

    I hate humidity, and we have a lot of that here.

    I can stand heat if it's dry.

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  11. Great pictures, I would love to visit New Mexico!

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  12. New Mexico IS special. Possibly even magical. But, driving across Wyoming in the dark under a big yellow harvest moon the size of your car is magical too, as is driving up the canyons at night in Salt Lake to view the full moon and find stargazing parties, as was southern Utah's desert Arches Nat'l Park, and Anasazi ruins, Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, both coasts, Kitty Hawk, Jamestown, Custer's Last Stand and the Big Horn Mtns, The Black Hills of SD and Mt. Rushmore, ....so many wonderful places. Its ALL GOOD. But, New Mexico's license plate does not lie, it is a land of enchantment, especially if allowed onto a pueblo during corn dance ceremonies. It gives you alot of respect for this culture. Betty

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  13. I had lived there in the area...such a beautiful place to visit

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