Late last night I was up reading my favorite blogs and clicked on to Two Graces Taos. I think you will enjoy it if you like soulful reading. Robert took this occasion for a Q&A concerning the Rancho de Taos Mission Church
I have been coming to Taos since I was a young girl and we try to go at least once a year. I used to like to ski the challenging slopes, and then I liked to shop and now I like to just go there and be.
Always try to visit the church to peek in and say a little prayer...it smells like wood
very very old wood
I have evolved, or perhaps I have mellowed into the surroundings of the mountain. Legend says that either the mountain likes you or it doesn't. If it does you stay, if it doesn't you go.
I have told my loved ones, this is where I want my ashes spread. Until then...I will be there as often as I can. I love each season. The smell of burning pinion in the winter, the fall aspens, the spring flowers or the piercing blue sky in the summer.
If you have never been, let me take you on my road
The drive from my house is a little less than 5 hours...one of the most relaxing and beautiful to one of the most coveted destinations. I am lucky!
between Clayton and Springer there is nearly 2 hours of this
I have always been in awe of this buffalo's eye...it doesn't even look real but I assure you it is from my very own camera several years ago.
you know you are getting close when you see the Palisades
In town...all adobe dwellings...it's the code for building
and on past...the mountains..sage and beauty...usually snow topped even in summer
but in between
art, history, music, dining and most of all
probably one of my favorite gifts B ever bought me while there
I do love to shop..these are some of my favorites...I know they are meaningful to me because they are in my house and not in my garage packed away
Many of them are in my chapel
because so many are santos
We bought these at Two Graces on a trip a few years ago..I have moved them all over 822 and they are draped with vintage rosaries and vintage jewelry
always art in some form..this is near my wine cabinet
The Church at Abiquiu...where Georgia O'Keefe spent a lot of time at the Ghost Ranch
Pasqual Patron Saint of Cooking
sits on our woodfire oven.
He often holds a marigold in his dish
Every trip I am seduced by something and B always says "I can make that"
this time he did
Milagros are religious folk charms traditionally used for healing purposes. B made this for me..it's a very large rosary covered with milagros...as of late I have been needing to be healed from some bad drives and short putts...Taos has a wonderful golf course! Maybe I should hang it from the cart..that makes me laugh.
a kiss at the state line...coming or going? BOTH!
Thanks for the post Robert...I do believe I will be headed your way very very soon!
The Land of Enchantment