Friday, May 6, 2016

Returning to Lake Abiquiu, New Mexico

On NM 550.

Picture from internet.

We spent some time driving around the Ghost Ranch. Ghost Ranch is a ranch near the town of Abiquiu, New Mexico.  In the 1940's, the artist Georgia O'Keeffe spent some time here painting.

Georgia O'Keeffe's painting of Pedernal.
 Photo taken from internet.

Movie set on the Ghost Ranch property.  In background see
a bit of Abiquiu Lake and the flat top mesa, Pedernal.

We bought sandwiches from a shop at Ghost Ranch and 
drove out a dirt road to eat our lunch, this was our view.

Pedernal in the background, and a bit of snow still showing on the peak to the left.

Abiquiu Lake.

After driving around the Ghost Ranch area we drove down a dirt road below the Abiquiu dam.  The road follows along the Chama River.  The next pictures are from that drive.

The beautiful Chama River.

Painting of Rio Chama, by Georgia O'Keefe

A tall cholla.

You never know what you'll see while on a back road.

We'll be heading north from here, and will be posting about that soon.

Evie and Joy

1 comment:

  1. Too bad you haven't found any place that's magnificent.

    Ghost ranch looks to be a place where I could spend a lot of time taking photos. Did anyone tell you the TV shows and movies filmed there?
    Looks to be a rattlesnake heaven.

    Please tell me you at least put your feet in the river.

    Since you two are in star gazing paradise, did you see the recent two day meteor shower? Watching the night sky would be a main reason for me to be in such places.

    Great to see y'all are out and about.

    You two are missed. I am so very happy knowing you two are having such a wonderful adventure.