In our rental house.
This is how I begin my mornings in Santa Fe and here’s why:
I must have my morning coffee. But one morning we decided to head out to the fabulous Santa Fe Farmers Market.
It’s one of the most amazing markets I’ve been to, and that’s saying something, because my hometown of Rochester, NY has a fantastic public market. This one’s even better.
There isn’t anything that says “Santa Fe” more than chili peppers. The sight…
and the aroma. Oh, the aroma. This is how we’d cook them at home.
But massive quantities can be roasted at once in this drum. Oh, the aroma!
The character of the city was also reflected in the offerings.
This, too, is part of the area’s heritage.
Another vintage dishtowel reflected the community’s puckish sense of humor.
I’ve always loved these. Also on offer at the market.
And this one was classic.
I had to laugh at the worm vendor’s signs.
The Railyard area has become quite the happening place, with not only the farmer’s market, but shops, restaurants and a luxurious movie theatre.
We bundled up another day and our friends took us to Ski Santa Fe, where we took the chair lift up to see the aspens in all their fall glory.
From the chair lift we saw firs bedecked in beads, apparently thrown from the lift.
Up top, the cloud formations were gorgeous.
Back downtown, native Americans were selling their wares in front of the Palace of the Governors, as they have for a very long time. I cut a deal with a guy who made beautiful necklaces and my cost was a third less than his original price.
Also downtown, a new TV series starring Nick Nolte was being filmed. We probably should have stuck around to see if we could sight him, but I didn’t know he was starring until I looked it up later. Then again, who knows if he was even there. We did see many trucks and a lot of gear and production crew.
There’s lots more to come, but for now, we’ll say goodbye. So, which sight did you like best?