Four seasons, four directions, four stages of life, four loves. The Zia.


New Mexico's state bird, the roadrunner

New Mexico

New Mexico Centennial Pendant Zia Symbol

Zia, explained


miss my life in NEW MEXICO

Oldest house in the United States, built in 1646, Santa Fe

Lovely photography by © Geraint Smith, Taos, New Mexico

Near Taos New Mexico / tiny house / rustic small home / The Green Life

I have lived in Texas most of my life. These are just a few places I have been.

Taos Pueblo, Taos, New Mexico - on a cloudy day for very wonderful contrasts, loved the turquoise door

Jemez State Monument, with 1600 luminarias

The colors on NM state flag red and yellow,The Zia Indians of NM regard the Sun as sacred(a red circle with groups of rays pointing in four directions)Four the sacred number,the four points from the circle,each bars,the four points of the compass,the four seasons of the year,four periods of each day,the four seasons of life, childhood,youth,middle years,old age,belief that with life comes four obligations:one must develop,strong body,clear mind,pure spirit, a devotion to the welfare of other...

Shiprock Rock, New Mexico.

White sands / via Denny Armstrong

White Sands

White Sands National Park, New Mexico

New Mexico - Land of Enchantment by The Pie Shops Collection, via Flickr

Tesuque Pueblo, NM - did my student teaching in this pueblo. The best time of my life.