LBJ Photography Blog
This blog features travel notes and photographs.
Las Cruces Spring Highlights
A visit from Bernie & Cindy
White Sands sledding
Slot Canyon hike with a visit to Hatch, the Chili Capital of the World
Hiking in the Desert Peaks Organ Mountains National Monument
A visit to Woodcarvers on David's birthdy
An overnight trip to Silver City with hiking buddies
Petroglyphs on the Dragonfly Trail
The Million Bones' hike at Bear Mountain Lodge
Pictures of Jeremy, Erika, and Jake's trip to Costa Rica
“The Five Shades!” Moniker for the five guys who hiked a total of 6 miles going over Baylor Canyon Pass of the Organ Mountains. Champagne victory toast at the top packed in by Tom to celebrate at the crest of the pass.
Amazing acrobots at the Market
The desert in bloom
Winter, 2023—Las Cruces, NM
Opportunities abound! Hikes, holiday celebrations, local attractions:
Cleve Hattersley, author of Life is a Butt Dial and Wednesday night manager of The Downtown Blues Coffee Shop provides an open mic to wannabe musicians, poetry readers, etc.--a throwback to the '70's
The Billy the Kid Festival featured a concert (performed by one of our neighbors and his band). Dan Crow (our neighbor) wrote the songs about Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and pioneer women. Festival included an original play written by an MNSU professor reenacting BtK's trial with the audience delivering the verdict—two different endings dependent on audience vote. We found him 'not guilty'.
Guatemalan and Chiapas weavers selling their wares monthly at their “store” inside a church hall
Las Cruces Chalk Walk artists
Historic Mesquite District murals painted on sides of buildings by Lorenzo, Bonnie's tai chi instructor
Kathy Morrow's relocation of her rock art—just the beginnings!
Docent-led hikes —Filmore Canyon, Prehistoric Trackways, Pena Blanca, Solidad Canyon
Talented painter, Carol, hiking buddy
Creative store owner bringing his screen printing machine outdoors during the Saturday Market—the market attracts 100's of shoppers every week. Five blocks of the downtown streets are closed off every Saturday for market goers.
A tour of NMSU's Archives—4 floors of political, historical, special collections, photos, and records—even letters
St. Patrick's Day—Hiking Buddies!
A first in all the winters in Las Cruces—the sighting of a Western Diamondback rattlesnake
“You Light Up My Life”
Valentine's Day, 2023
Hiking Buddies' couples converged on Ron & Carol's home with gifts of culinary delight prepared by the men of our group for their women! Festivities began with each guest of honor (the ladies) being presented with a menu for the evening in addition to a flute of champagne! An indescribably memorable evening of fellowship!
January 1-8, 2023
A better start to 2023—it could not be!
*Celebrating bubblies with our neighbors on New Year's Eve
*Receiving a package in the mail containing a puzzle with a sibling challenge to be the first to put the puzzle together—the puzzle being the famous 2008 reunion picture of 10 siblings with t-shirts saying, “Mummy likes me best!”
*A breathtaking mountain sunrise from our front door in the morning
*First hike of the season with our hiking buddies
*Celebrating 80 years young with Fred (and our hiking buddies)
*Receiving frankincense (just before Epiphany) from our world traveler hiking buddy, Carla
*Volunteering at Camp Hope for Wittara—making lunches for the homeless (demand has doubled with the immigrant influx)
*Spending a Saturday morning at the Market—doing people watching
Lou and Bonnie Janelle (LBJ) are career professionals who are currently pursuing life-long interests in photography and digital imaging techniques, respectively.