Every once in a while a girl needs to do what a girl needs to do. Or so the old saying goes. Unless of course, you’re not a girl traveling alone. You’re a girl traveling with her 2 fabulous friends. And when friends travel together for week,well, I think it’s safe to say that anything goes.
I’ve heard it said that nothing compares to the golden light in the southwest. Whomever said that, was correct. The light was stunning. The landscape of Route 66 was bathed in a warm, soft glow.
The Acoma Pueblo sits atop a Mesa in Sky City, NM, looking out over the southwestern desert. The view from the top is stunning. There’s nothing for the eye to see except the natural beauty of the mountains. It’s very easy to understand why the Acoma tribe still calls it home. If this was my view every morning, I’d freely give up electricity and running water, too.
History is an amazing thing. Especially when it’s repeated and passed down from generation to generation. I learned something from the Acoma; every story seems to start with “and they were pushed off the cliff” or “they jumped off the cliff.” Sometimes the story had a happy ending, sometimes it didn’t. It wasn’t the ending that mattered. The Acoma are a smart people as they know it wasn’t life or death that made the story. It was the leap off the cliff that was remember and shared.
A year later, I finally made some time to scan a few negatives into Lightroom.
It’s official. Fall is here and the warmth of summer is starting to fade.
I hate saying goodbye to summer. And yet, at the same time, I welcome the beauty of fall.
Today was her special day…..
…to marry the man she loves.