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?
So fun!! We were in Santa Fe last week… it was wonderful. 🙂 Love your photos!
And it is this week, too! LOL If you did something spectacular, let me know!
I’m with you, my friend. I must have my morning coffee but this Farmer’s Market looks amazing and worthy of postposing it.
You would have gone crazy there, so much good food!
Hi Carol – Loved this post! I do the same thing on mine here in Tampa. Your photos are spectacular, I love the art. I have never had the pleasure of travelling to Santa Fe, my son Hunter has, he loved it! Someday….
With a smile, Carlyn 🙂
Carlyn, I used to live in Tampa!
We were in Santa Fe last September for a wedding. It was such a great town. I loved that if you wanted both red and green chili pepper sauce you could ask for “Christmas.”
I know, wasn’t that fun?
so many gorgeous pictures! My mouth is burning just looking at those chillies – I am such a wimp!
Yeah, low heat for me but hubby is hot stuff 100%~
Santa Fe is great! Thanks for sharing the photos!
FABULOUS photos, so full of color and life! Thanks for the eye candy!
Your photo of the red peppers took me right back to Santa Fe. I think it’s time to plan a return visit.
great pics! I love Santa Fe! I bought a gorgeous ring in one of the jewelry shops. Love the art galleries, too! Have fun!
My favorite? The worm vendors, of course! Unusual AND funny. My favorite combination. But I enjoyed all of your photos. This post made me realize how much you can learn about a person by looking at a series of photos that they’re taken. Based on these, it would seem that it’s fun to be you.
Gee, was it the skeletons? LOL 😉
Sante Fe looks like my kind of town. The view from the chip lift is my favorite scene!
I swear I can smell those peppers through my screen!!
I loved the tree decked out in beads. We should show our trees, our land, and our water more respect–take care of the gifts of the earth.
Living in Phoenix, I know the aroma of those chilis! Gee, I can smell them even now, at 5 a.m. at home in my pjs!! I’ve never been to Sante Fe but you inspired me to put it on my bucket list!
The chairlift must have been amazing, certainly need your coffee before going on that. I love the beads in the tree below. Thanks for coming to the party with these interesting photos for us to enjoy.
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It must have taken a long time to put all these photos together. Which did I like the best? Strangely, I kept going back to read the sign. One of them looked spooky which I kept looking at.
One of many parts of the world I haven’t been to but would like to visit. I have an aunt and uncle who moved to Arizona a couple of years ago – they’ve put out a standing offer for me & my guy to come down to thaw out sometime in the middle of one of our nasty icy NYC winters, I do hope to take them up on it.
Would love to see some pix of the necklaces the craftsman was selling, bet they’re beautiful!
Great pictures of Santa Fe. Looks like you’re having a great time!