Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Last Sunflowers of the Season

While touring New Mexico we took a trip up to Tres Ritos, New Mexico where as children our father had taken us for vacations. A little further north, and about 25 degrees colder, we arrived at Sipapu Ski Lodge. The ski lodge is the oldest in northern New Mexico and is about 22 miles NE of Taos.

I remember that over 40 years ago this ski lodge had a small roller skating rink where our parents would take up to burn off excess energy. I distinctly remember my two older sisters, ages 15 and 17, performing a dance routine for the crowd to the music of the Venture's "Tequila".

There is no more skating rink there now...that performance may be why...

But this day we were freezing and paid dearly for tiny cups of coffee and walked around remembering those old days with fondness.

Next to the cash register there were these sunflowers. Too beautiful to be over looked.


Naquaiya said...

Great sunflowers, great story as usual. Did you get to paint the sunflowers at all? I think they are my favorite flowers. I used to live next to open land where they grew sunflowers. That was such a special treat. Your post brings back a lot of memories.

Sandy said...

Enjoyed the memories you wrote out. What a shame things have to change sometimes.

Beautiful photo Cara..


Ron Morrison said...

Sunflowers scare me, along with big thistles. I've got big ones in my yard, sunflowers, and they always look like they are going to attack...

k. Madison Moore said...

Hi Carla,
I was wondering where you were...and now I know. Looks like a wonderful time. Get in touch.