The Milagro Beanfield War

The Milagro Beanfield War is a gorgeous film that palpably and undeniably evokes the spirit of the land in Northern New Mexico while also highlighting the very real issue of water rights that is of continual concern in rural communities of this region. Directed by Robert Redford and starring Ruben Blades, Sonia Braga, with Melanie … Read more

Evening storm photo

Evening storm over the high desert of Northern New Mexico – Andrew Gordon   http://www.andrewgordonphotography.com/

Visiting the Chuck Jones Gallery

When you’re gallery hopping in Santa Fe, don’t miss the Chuck Jones Gallery on Water Street, just off the Plaza. For anyone who loves animation or just wants a nostalgic experience revisiting Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and the gang, this is a must-see.   http://www.chuckjones.com/

Posole!

Posole, a hearty stew made with hominy and pork, is a Northern New Mexico traditional dish, especially during the winter holidays and on Saint’s Day feasts at the pueblos. But if you’re like us, you’re not going to wait two more months to get some of this in your belly!   http://www.newmexico.org/true-recipes#article89277

The Bean Field by Ed Sandoval

The Bean Field by Ed Sandoval kicks off our favorite fine art representations of New Mexico.   http://edsandovalgallery.com/the-bean-field/

Stunning Black Mesa in the Pojoaque Valley

Located in the Pojoaque Valley, Black Mesa is a dramatic sight that grabs your attention the first time you see it and becomes a landmark you seek out each time you drive Hwy 285/85 north of Santa Fe. During the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the people of the San Ildelfonso Pueblo evaded the Spanish Conquistadors for … Read more

Piñon seed harvesting lesson!

As any local can tell you, Piñon seeds are not the same as pine nuts. Read on to learn more about the seeds of the ubiquitous Piñon trees that dot the Northern New Mexico landscape and how harvesting them is as much a tradition as Zozobra in late summer and farolitos at holiday time.   … Read more

Filmed near Taos: “Off the Map”

Hi everyone, Adrienne here! We’re starting a new series: our favorite movie or TV show filmed in New Mexico.   I’ve selected Campbell Scott’s “Off the Map” filmed near Taos in 2003. Starring Sam Elliott and Joan Allen and set in 1974, this film tells the story of a family dealing with depression while living … Read more

New Mexico is home to the nation’s newest dark sky park

The Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument near Mountainair is now home to the nation’s newest designated dark sky park! Image by Brian Spencer Photography: https://brianspencer.net/ http://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/monument-designated-as-a-dark-sky-park-salinas-pueblo-missions-national-monument-mountainair/4285377/