Tag Archives: Taos

New Mexico Book Settings: Arroyo Seco

One sunny afternoon I drove to one of my favorite villages in Northern New Mexico, Arroyo Seco (known as Seco by the locals) to photograph the town for this blog post. Seco is located approximately seven miles north of Taos, New Mexico, and sits below Taos Mountain. On October 7, 1745, the town’s inhabitants acquired the rights to the lands under a grant by Joaquín Codallos y Rabal. However, as a site, it was first deeded in 1716 to General Pedro Lucero de Godoy by the Viceroy of Mexico, but the general never settled on the land.  Continue reading

New Mexico Book Settings: Taos

This post is dedicated to artist and musician George Chacón who left us too soon http://taosnews.com/stories/taos-artist-george-chacn-has-died,39640?. His artwork is prominently displayed in downtown Taos. The piece is signed and his signature is shown at the end of this post. Continue reading

A Southwest Glossary: Flora, Fauna, and Miscellaneous

Aspen Trees
An aspen tree is a high-elevation, medium-sized deciduous tree, commonly twenty to eighty feet in height and three to eighteen inches in diameter. The bark is greenish-white to almost white in color. Continue reading