Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Salinas Pueblo Missions, Quarai

According National Park Service research, "Pueblo Mounds at the site suggest that prior to Spanish contact, Quarai was a very large pueblo"…"attributed to the presence of a year round water source flowing from springs along Zapato Creek." Spanish explorer Don Juan de OƱate found a thriving city of Puebloans at Quarai when he arrived in 1598. Quarai Mission and Convento were established in 1626. Construction of La Purisma Concepcion de Quarai, 1627-1632.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Celebrating 42 Years of Friendship

Joy Stone and Judy Stone Nunneley
on the "Taos Blue" Spanish New Mexican Bench
 Harwood Museum--Taos New Mexico, July 24, 2014

"One more, just to be safe," I urged.

"You both look so serious," teased Judy.
Really, it's just me because...

"I don't smile for the camera," I explained.