Saturday, November 2, 2013

Early snow!


 I just love the beauty and diversity of New Mexico. 
We spent a little time up in Angel Fire in early Nov. and 
were treated to a little snow and some elk who apparently 
did not want their pictures taken. 



Monday, October 14, 2013

Christ In The Desert Monastery

 A few images from Christ In The Desert Monastery
 in Northern New Mexico. 
What a wonderful and Spirit filled place!!





Fall on the Chama River

 I recently returned from a time at Christ In The Desert Monastery in 
Northern New Mexico. You drive in along a 13 mile dirt road, 
much of it along on the Chama River. 
What a beautiful drive and spot!!





Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sacred Heart Retreat Center

 As part of my sabbatical time, I have had the wonderful opportunity
 to spend 8 days at a guided retreat at the Sacred Heart Jesuit 
Retreat House. Their hospitality has been wonderful and along
with some time of silence to reflect and pray, the beauty of this
place is wonderful. It is just south of Denver and I highly 
recommend it to anyone looking for a time to get away 
and just be with God!!





Friday, August 2, 2013

Foothills wildflowers

 I have been trying to get out most mornings and hike 
in the foothills of Albuquerque. I am amazed at all the 
trials and beauty up there in our backyard. It only took
47 years for me to figure that out. With the rains we 
have had in the last few weeks the wildflowers are 
really coming out. Here are a few of my favorites!






Monument Valley


I started off my Sabbatical with a trip up to Monument Valley
in southern Utah for a retreat with the clergy of the 
Episcopal Church in Navajoland. What a wonderful place. 
I have duped the formation in the middle of the above 
photo as my Sabbatical Cathedral. 





Saturday, July 6, 2013

Hawk watch

 We have had a family of Coopers Hawks making a nest in our tree 
in the backyard. Here are a few of the photos. 
The one with the young hawk in front has one 
of the adult hawks eating a fresh catch.