Welcome to New Mexico Week! With fall upon us, I am reminded of what a beautiful time of year fall is in New Mexico. I lived for 20 years in New Mexico, and fondly remember this time of year. There was a crispness in the air this time of year, and the air was filled with the pleasing aroma roasting Green Chilies, and the smell of pinon wood burning in fire places. Also, this is the time of the year of the Balloon fiesta, where over 1,000 balloons are participating in a week long event. This week we will be looking at some of the rich history and traditions of New Mexico.
The picture above was taken in about 1900, and shows a woman on the San Juan Pueblo weaving a blanket.