Monday, December 14, 2009

El Rito, NM...right before Christmas

Although I love San Francisco, there is something about New Mexico that makes its nickname: Land of Enchantment, resonate deeply with me.

I was lucky enough to have a research project that absolutely, positively required an in-person trip to Sante Fe. And I am lucky indeed to have a dear friend and artist, Susan Guevara, to stay with.

Susan arranged a visit to the El Rito Elementary school, where I visited with the kindergarten and 1st grade.

1st thing was to present Ms. Mary with her own Miss Bindergarten to help celebrate Christmas. Next I read When Lucy Goes Out Walking aloud and drew an illustrated story with the students. Then we just hung out, decorated their classroom tree and made funny faces.

The day ended with a walk in the snow. It was light, fluffy and just right for dancing around in.

1 comment:

WendyBee said...

Love your new banner photo.
Lucky kids in El Rito.
And I chuckled to see you dancing in the snow! Are you wearing blue cowboy boots?