Sunday, May 10, 2015

Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu Lake Day Trippin

Sometimes a day trip is just what is needed to clear your head and reconnect even if the weather is a bit cloudy. So the cowboy, our four legged and I packed up a picnic and headed about an hours drive north from home. We landed in Abiquiu home of the Ghost Ranch, Georgia O'Keeffe land of inspiration and the lake.

Sheep grazing at Ghost Ranch. It was a windy, cloudy, misty day and these elements created a new way to experience the land. You can feel the inspiration circling in the winds and quickly understand the calling of generations of artists of all kinds, spiritual and creative folks who have walked this land.

The cowboy right at home at the corral and the four legged enjoyed the open space to run and sniff out the horses. The land, the mountains. the weather provided a peaceful magic to our day. Don't let the weather stop you from having an experience. If its safe to be out go exploring and see how different things can look with various kinds of light and mist.

Cerro Pedernal. locally called just Pedernal is a narrow mesa that inspired many artists, musicians, writers and was a central image in many of Georgia O'Keeffe paintings. Her ashes were scattered on its top.

The view of El Pedernal from lake Abiquiu. The wind was strong and a bit chilly be we added this spot to our list of picnic spots and enjoyed out lunch listening to the wind on the water.

Adios (meaning to go with God) to a sacred space and until our next visit. May you find the time to step back from the daily rush and change it up. Take a new path, visit a new place, enjoy something new. Life is about the experiences. Make memories, enjoy the experiences and look for ways to enhance and inspire the everyday.

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