Merry Christmas from Albuquerque!

Here’s wishing everyone a very safe and Blessed Christmas!

I recently attended the annual River of Lights held at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens. Each year they make it bigger and better! I hadn’t been for awhile so it was a real treat.

A New Mexico Christmas!

I went with my friend Dia and we had so much fun. This year they offered a “magic hour” from 5-6. You could purchase tickets for this time and they limited the number of participants so you could get some great photos without the crowds. We loved having the place practically to ourselves. The gardens are big enough that we really didn’t see many people.

Only in New Mexico!

We took a few photos of each other in the beautiful lights. It felt very festive!

Here’s a slideshow of all the fabulous lights we saw. If you are viewing this post on a cell phone, click on the photo below and you can scroll through the images.

Merry Christmas!

Santa Fe Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!

It’s been almost 2 months since my last post.  Life has been full of adventure and fun with no time to edit photos or post.  🙂

Recently my husband Tim and I visited Santa Fe with our friends Kim and Valerie.  We visited the Santa Fe Botanical Garden Christmas Light Show.  The gardens were decorated with some beautiful and at times unusual lights.  We had a great time walking the paths and photographing the lights.  The guys entertained themselves with hot cider spiked with bourbon they brought in flasks.  Smart guys!

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We had fun being elves!

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Valerie and Kelly

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Tim and Kim

Valerie and I had lots of fun capturing all the beautiful decorations.

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We also got to visit Santa Claus!  I hope I get what I wished for!

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We enjoyed the fire pits around the gardens.  It was a cold outing!

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A very fun outing!

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Valerie and Kim in the Blue Room

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Kelly and Tim.  These lights were my favorite!

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Tim and Kim

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Where is here?

We finished touring the gardens before 8 pm.  So we decided to drive over to Old Town Santa Fe to see if the square had been decorated for the holidays.  We were in for quite a surprise!  It was amazing!!!

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Old Town Santa Fe

We took lots of photos including group pics.  We wandered the square window shopping and having fun.

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Before leaving we walked over to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.  There were very few people out at the time.  So we were able to stand in the middle of the street with our cameras on tripods to get beautiful night shots.

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It was a wonderful Christmas outing!!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!  God Bless you all!