As I noted in yesterday’s post, the weather is stunningly beautiful up here on the mountain these days, so Anna and I are opening our Anna Karin Gallery, full time, for the season. By April 2nd we’ll be open 7 days a week from 10 to 4, unless it snows (we will only be closed one day between now and then, Sunday April 1). So come up and see us, won’t you?
There’s a lot to do to get ready, not the least of which is to lay out our schedule for the next few months. Anna, our friend, Craig Scoggin, and I trade days sitting the gallery, each working 2 to 3 days per week.
We’re planning big flower pots and boxes for the exterior this year, which Bill Loyd is building and Anna and I will fill. Anna’s busy ordering seeds and we’re all going over to our friend, Vicki’s, horse ranch to get manure. Bill’s already met us at the gallery to plan the boxes and, oh yeah, he’s making us a new sign! (Bill Loyd’s New Sign in Truchas, NM) Are we lucky or what?
So Anna and I headed down to Nambe today to talk about it all. We figured Gabriel’s Restaurant was a great place for our meeting. They mix up fresh guacamole at your table and have some of the best margaritas around. We settled on the schedule and hammered out some other details (as patient as Anna is in letting me take her picture for the blog all the time, she didn’t want to on this day, so you just get a glimpse of the restaurant without us in it—I rarely let anybody take pictures of me!).
Then we headed back up the mountain. We took all the back roads that Anna is very familiar with, having lived in Nambe when she first came to New Mexico. The drive itself is old and beautiful and I wanted to share it with you. I offer you some of the first signs of spring in northern New Mexico. Happy spring everybody!
Love to you all,