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
Lou and Bonnie Janelle (LBJ) are career professionals who are currently pursuing life-long interests in photography and digital imaging techniques, respectively.