Tuesday, August 14, 2007


One of my favorite places in the world is Taos, New Mexico. It’s not too far from Denver (about a 5 hour drive), but it has such a sense of place that you feel like you’ve been transported to a whole different world. I love the high, dry valley and mountain views, the Pueblo style architecture, and the laid back, friendly people.

We crammed a lot of fun into just a couple of days: We visited The Harwood Museum of Art and saw a fascinating exhibit of mid-century abstract expressionism by American painter Richard Diebenkorn. We also saw the national water media exhibit hosted at the Millicent Rogers Museum.

The Adobe Bar at the Taos Inn had a great trio playing vintage country western and honkey tonk music that was perfect with their fantastic margaritas! This was our first stay at the Casa Benavides Inn, a bed and breakfast just east of the town plaza. Very charming, with REAL Southwestern style, not that howling coyote crap. And the food was fabulous.

Enjoy the photo tour!

Russian sage and goldenrod

A classic Northern new Mexico scene: blue gate and hollyhock

The view from our room at Casa Benavides


Karl said...

Ah, I remember our first trip to Taos for the Wool Festival with you and Allison. We have loved Taos ever since. In fact, we are headed to Taos & Santa Fe next month for over a week of R&R and soul refreshment (yeah, and Margarita refreshment, too). We can't wait! Thanks for the pix.

Anonymous said...

Taos: No place like it! Just reviewing your pics takes me back to last month when I ran away for a couple of days and wandered Taos. There is just no way you can hurry through those adobe walls. Your garden pics looked like pics you would see in the latest gardening magazines. You are awesome!


Allison said...

Oh Boy! Those are the kind of pictures that really make me homesick. I think I'd better go for a walk on the beach to cheer myself up! See you in two short months!

LostRoses said...

Jocelyn, that certainly transported me! You've really captured the essence of Taos with your lovely photos.

jocelyn said...

Mission accomplished! Glad you all had a mini mental vacation via my photos of the always beautiful Taos...