After what we’ve been told has been a really dry season, there was some rain a few weeks ago. Here is a sampling of the the wildlife growing in our yard since the rains.
The Fiestas de Santa Fe ended on September 12th with a mass of thanksgiving and a candlelight procession through the streets of Santa Fe to the Cross of the Martyrs. There, on a hill overlooking the city, a prayer service was held to close the festivities.
Last Thursday I attended my first burning of Zozobra – Old Man Gloom. The burning of the 50 foot effigy is the opening celebration to the Fiestas de Santa Fe. There there were bands, mariachis, lots of food, fireworks, dance and fire. Lots of fire. Read more about Zozobra here. View more pics here.