Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Southwestern White Christmas

We got to have a bit of an unexpected white Christmas here in the Southwest.
It's a bit lonely some Christmases here so far from our family and friends so when we got an invite to our friends' place in nearby New Mexico we jumped at the chance
It was an eventful ride with a close call on the highway with a two wheel drive car spinning out directly in front of us and getting stuck in the slush. Our experienced Alaskan driver maneuvered past safely with quick reflexes and saved us from the crash. We did our Alaskan duty and pushed the car out while  crazy drivers were nearly ignoring our pleas to slow down.
Then we took the snowy slushy side road to get away from the inexperienced drivers that are unaccustomed to driving thru snow.
Our friends have a traditional adobe home that had two fires going so it was so cozy.

A wonderful table setting

a Mata Ortiz pot and angel

massive wooden beams overhead

A comfy bed waiting for us

destined to become a pie

Our illustrious driver and Mr. Cory

they said half the snow had already melted.

This will be my last post for 2011.
It's hard to say whether I'll get the chance to blog from India but I promise to share when I can.
See you in February...
Happy New Year you all!


  1. Always an adventure with you guys. Looks like it was going to be a beautiful Christmas, hope it away, fly away to your asentures safely. xox Corrine

  2. loved seeing the inside of the adobe house. a first time for me - damn yankee! glad you had a happy time and have fun on your next adventure!

  3. happy new year! wish you save travels and lots of creative time ♥

    xo Dymphie

  4. Happy New Year to you! What a gorgeous way to spend Christmas. I'm glad you arrived safely. Up here in our part of Wisconsin, it's more like Spring, and we haven't seen more than a slight dusting of snow yet. No white Christmas for us, but that's OK.
    Safe travels to India. Can't wait to hear all about it.

  5. Wishing you all the best for 2012, Kim! Enjoy your trip to India and we will hear all about it when you get back ... or sooner.

  6. Gotta watch out for those drivers who have never driven in the snow! Love your photo set, Happy New year.

  7. Looks like a wonderful day! Way more snow than here...we have grass! Glad you missed the accident! Have a wonderful time in India, travels, my friend! XO

  8. What a beautiful place. India is one place I have always wanted to visit. Have a great time. Happy New Year!

  9. What early winter weather we in Arizona have been getting but I always think New Mexico has colder weather and more snow.
    I absolutely love the photos ! How lucky you were to be invited to visit... What a beautiful and super special place place to visit for Christmas.

    Hope you will have a lovely trip but I can't help being concerned with your travel plans to India.
    keep safe.....

    cheers, parsnip

  10. Glad you are OK. Enjoy the rest of the holiday season. Be safe, and I look forward to photos from India.

  11. Oh what a wonderful place to spend Christmas! THank you for sharing, and have a wonderful trip to India... I will be thinking about you, and waiting to hear of your adventures. Say Hi to the Alaskan driver for us - so glad he kept you all safe!


  12. Seeing the world in white before the colour blast of India.....Wishing you happy adventures and a very Happy New Year. Ax

  13. Oh my it all! Have a fantabulistic time in india ;) x

  14. looks lovely Kim ....Happy Creative New year to you and Dave too and safe journey my friend ..xx

  15. Thanks for "following" La Vida Artistica"...and Happy New Year to you!

  16. Safe travels, Kim, and may you have wonderful adventures and may it feed "the well" for you. I will be thinking of you!

  17. Oh I LOVE snow (as long as I don't have to drive in it!). And the photo of the pumpkin in the oven is hilarious!

  18. What a perfect house! What a perfect place to spend Christmas!

  19. I'm thinkin' YOU ARE HOME! Welcome home, Kim. I am so glad your travels were so good. Anyway, I hope the re-entry is smooth and GOOD. Love to you.


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