Tagged: History

el rancho; hotel; stars, motel; gallup; new mexico; celebrity; celebrities; actors; movies; cowboy; western; old west; classics; john wayne; humphrey bogart; photos

Historic El Rancho – Hotel of the Movie Stars

Who’s Who of Stars Slept Here Returning from my birthday trip to Sedona, I made a stop at Hotel El Rancho in Gallup, New Mexico. Opening in 1937, the brother of film director D.W Griffith built it to be used...

afton villa; bloom; fountain; garden; grass; landscape; louisiana; nature; pond; spanish moss; plantation; home; gardens; st francisville; azalea; daffodil; tree; statue

Creating Beautiful Tomorrows – Afton Villa Gardens and Ruins

A St. Francisville Treasure Living in Louisiana for 12 years, I loved photographing all its beautiful places.  Afton Villa Gardens is certainly on that list.  I always put off going until the azaleas were blooming. I didn’t know what I...

new mexico; gran quivira; indians; indian; spanish; historic; ruins; archeology; pueblo; salinas; pithouses; masonry; village; house; explorers

Salinas Pueblo Missions – Gran Quivira

Along the Salt Missions Trail – Part 2 New Mexico’s rich history is full of many transformations.  In the central area of New Mexico lay three Salinas Pueblo Missions ruins: Quarai, Gran Quivira and Abo. Gran Quivira, also known as...

rosedown, garden, gardens, azalea, flower, bloom, plantation

Rosedown Gardens – Two Women’s Passion for Beauty

Their Creative Vision Still Blooms I’ve lived in Louisiana for almost 12 years.  Without a doubt, my favorite season here is spring. When the azaleas start blooming, I’m out the door to visit some of the plantations and botanical gardens....

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