"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Santa Fe

Ah, what can I say....this is a fabulous place to be...magical weather, food, music, wild life....and of course, a dreamy place to be with one's BF...(yes, we have reached that state in our relationship)...

Gorgeous Sunsets....  un-retouched colours...

The day I arrived, there was a huge wildfire burning quite close to us.... thankfully, the Firefighters were able to put it out in 2 days....

Some views of the house Chris has for the Summer while he works at Santa Fe Opera..

The lovely Gazebo where we sometimes stayed home and cooked....Chris is an excellent Chef!

Rainbow Trout, White Beans with Arugula and a wonderful Gewurztraminer..

*Backyard Wildlife*

Lots of Lizards.....I took a video of this little one busily digging a hole.....I'd never seen one do this before....don't you love how he stops, looks up at me - then decides to continue digging?

Here's one of Mr. GIGANTIC Beetle out for his Morning Stroll!

Downtown Santa Fe Scenes

Inside St. Francis Cathederal

Agnus Dei... (the Lamb of God).....those of you who know my last name get this...

Taken especially for Anne and Pam...  you both NEED these boots!

I had many candles burnt for all of you.....

Besides many days of glorious 95 degree days - I had a few Thunderstorms!  Lightning, Thunder..oh my..

And....of course, I followed La Bella Luna as she grew from a Silver Crescent to a half-full orb....

Through one of the Skylights in the Living Room..

And....I HAD to include a few photos from the Opera Rehearsals I attended...

Susanna Phillips as Countess Almaviva in *The Marriage of Figaro*.

Moi....during a break in the *Figaro*rehearsal..

Famed Mezzo, Susan Graham (second from the left) with a stellar cast in *The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein*.
 The splendid, outdoors, Santa Fe Opera!

Chris and I took a drive up another 1,000 feet to see part of the Santa Fe Forest... (brought us to almost 9,000 feet)!

We had lunch at one of my favourite restaurants..the Coyote Cantina..

I hope I didn't overwhelm you with all of these photos... but I wanted to share one of the happiest times I have had in four years!

Con Amore,

♥ La Robina ♥

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Animal Wednesday....*Eco-friendly Lawnmowers* and other Critters

Hah! I know you were expecting Cygnet photos!  

But, first, I am sharing the photos I took as I ascended the Lyon Street Steps on Tuesday!  I was greeted with an astounding sight!

Goats!  Yes....Goats *hired* to munch through the grass and overgrown bushes in the Presidio!

Love Mr. 1/2 & 1/2!

Goats and Owls share the same wise,magical gaze...

Nap time....after a huge lunch!

Other Critters...

Here I am after my dive!  Ah......feels good!

 Hmmmm...  I feel I am being watched...

Looking for Dinner!

Okay, okay....my last Opera-Free day this week....you KNEW I was going to visit *My* Swans!

Papa Blue Boy was taking a nap....but he opened an eye to look at me because...

I wanted his feather!

Cygnet #1 (the remaining Grey) in the back...and Cygnet #2 (White) in front....they are getting sleepy...

Cygnet #2....settling down for a nap..

And the baby...#3... sound asleep....

I hope you liked my photos!  Tomorrow night - our SF Opera Opening Night of *Tales of Hoffman*!

I will try for some photos!

In the meantime.....HAW!

♥ Robin ♥