My husband and I love Santa Fe, so when we had the opportunity last week to spend a few days of rest and relaxation there, we leaped at the chance.  The colors of the landscape – sage greens, salmon and turquoise – are so unlike anywhere else I’ve been in the US, and the miles of blue sky and crisp cool air are like a salve for us city folks.   These pictures capture just a bit of the charm.


Santa Fe doorway 2

Santa Fe stone house

Santa Fe door

Santa Fe window

Cherry tree and Santa Fe window

Santa Fe window and grille

Santa Fe window2

Santa Fe window and cherry tree

Two flowering trees in Santa Fe

Cherry blossoms

Santa Fe shadows

Santa Fe shadows2

Santa Fe lantern

Santa Fe clock

Santa Fe cafe tables and chairs

blue carriage on rooftop in Santa Fe

St. Francis Church in Santa Fe

Santa Fe church with blue sky

Shadow in Santa Fe


    • Joana says:

      Hi Helen,

      No, we didn’t. Does Danis live there full-time now? Did she retire from the MSO? I fantasize about living in Santa Fe, or maybe Burlington, VT – although, of course, both places are quite different from each other. But Santa Fe has the advantage of the dryness, which I love. (No bad hair days there…hee hee!)

      I’m off to a long day of rehearsals. Ciao for now! xox – Joana

      On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 11:50 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


  1. Mehmeh says:

    Wow- fantastic! Makes me want to grab my water colors! Xoxo mm

    • Joana says:

      Paint away, Mm! Maybe you’ll even have something for me to see when I come home in April! 🙂 Xox – J On Mar 25, 2016 10:32 AM, “JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO” wrote:


  2. ladycotton999 says:

    Great pictures. I especially liked the doors and windows.

    • Joana says:

      Thanks so much for your nice comment! I am a big fan of beautiful doors, windows and lampposts….but that’s probably pretty obvious from my post!

      🙂 Joana On Mar 25, 2016 12:58 PM, “JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO” wrote:


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