Sunday, March 20, 2011
Meandering north from Hatch, New Mexico's chile capitol, to Hillsboro, a resurgent ghost town flirting with artiness, we discovered the remains of Lake Valley. The former silver mining town enjoyed its heyday from 1881 to 1893, had a brief affair with manganese and lost its last resident in 1994. The town is partly privately owned and partly owned by the US Bureau of Land Management whose stewardship is evident. Lake Valley is in good repair and a worthwhile side trip when you're in Sierra County. The images are of the old general store and a tiny church.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Warm thanks to the Midland Arts Association for including my work the last couple of years and especially for the handsome awards.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
The fertile Mesilla Valley grows more than pecans. Reputedly cabbage is another major crop but since I don't know how to glorify that rude vegetable you're getting cotton. Specifically Acala cotton from the Four Points gin.