Make mine sunny side up!
On our recent trip to Santa Fe, my mother and daughter joined me every morning for breakfast on the patio at La Posada.
Yes, this is blog-worthy news.
You see, my mother & daughter are not morning people, and the daughter doesn't generally do breakfast.
But, holy guacamole, get the girls on a little vacay and they rise & shine & dive right in!
On this particular morning I went for the Huevos Rancheros and my Taylor enjoyed the Eggs Benedict, with milk, tea, oh & coffee too!
Melt in your mouth goodness on a blue corn tortilla.
Nana was smart and kept it light & healthy!
After all, we had a full day ahead...
Gallery hopping and fabulous shopping was at our beckon call.
On Canyon Road.
Canyon Road in Santa Fe has over a hundred art galleries in a mile stretch. These include world class Native American, Contemporary, Historic, and Internationally recognized artists.
Historic architecture, sculpture, and gardens oh my!
Ok, and a little stalking did occur.
This little beauty was tucked behind the gallery where I discovered artist Lisa Linch.
Titles usually give insight into the artist's vision of a particular painting.
"Bridging the Divide" Oil on Canvas 48x46
"Indian Summer" Oil on Canvas 56x42
I just thought they were very pretty!
The garden next door at Patricia Carlisle Fine Art was also very pretty.
A perfect setting for the incredibly quiet bronze sculptures by
Serenity and peace in the garden made solid with such skilled hands.
I finally felt myself slowing down to Santa Fe speed.
My mother's favorite stop is always
for antique Native American art.
She pulled up a chair and had a chat with the owner while Taylor and I had a look around. Nana's been up & down this road many times!
Ute Woman's Boots, Moccasins & Leggings
Classic native tanned hide with yellow ochre pigment and beaded panels.
Thought my son would appreciate this Alaskan Inuit Gut Parka.
Mid-20th century classic pull-over style parka made of walrus/seal intestine and sewn with beach grass.
Hau, which means "helloooo"
is a greeting still used by the Sioux Indian today.
Taylor was still outside loving every inch of this life size bear.
He was really quite loveable in bronze,
all the way down to his massive paw!
Across Canyon Road we found
Chalmers gives the formless form using materials in both an organic and intuitive way in each unique piece!
A welcoming bronze on a pedestal and a life size sweeping dress also by Christina Chalmers.
There is so much to enjoy about Canyon Road. The art, the architecture, the gardens, and even the unexpected.
It's Santa Fe style at it's best.
all photos Lisa Porter