Sunday, November 20, 2016


Ella enjoyed the Albuquerque Museum yesterday,
but said that she really wanted to go to the Natural History and Science
Museum. This morning, we had our second museum visit this weekend.

There are many dinosaur skeletons.

There is a smaller room next to the above skeleton 
near the entry with more animals. 
Some are real animals like a few snakes or turtles, 
and some are the skeletons of smaller animals.

The pine cones and a pod that looks like it belonged
to a coconut tree were big!

A turtle I met in my last visit here may be searching
to be fed more food.

 The fossil rocks were also very large!

A bone just outside of the room reminded me of
an airplane!

Another dinosaur model had young dinosaurs!

Wolves posed by the window and an illustration
showing what they would look like.

Our favorite room had dinosaur skeleton models.
Ella posed for more photos with them.

Hmmmm....this is what they would have looked like!

Ella posed with the giant dinosaurs!
Can you see them?

Can you see the dinosaur skeletons now?

Hey, did you notice the dinosaur shadow!

Finally! Ella is in a museum photo!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Toy Sunday Museum

I am a part of a group on Flickr where members
share their weekly theme photos. My three Fairyland
companions are the ones who have had their turns for the theme photos.

This week's photo theme is "museum".  We have one
not too far away, so off we went.

As a side display, they have a new display on author
Mabel Dodge Luhan, who I have learned about and appreciated
for years. 

She moved to Taos in the early 1920's, and later
married a Pueblo man named Tony. She wrote
several books, and supported many authors
and painters with her inspiration to be in Taos.
She passed away in 1962.

Her house is now a bed and breakfast inn that I enjoy
visiting when I am in Taos.

For the rest of my visit to the museum, we are only aloud to photograph
displays in the permanent displays.

So, on to some of my favorite paintings and displays
in the permanent collection.

Hmm...santos, furniture and household items in the museum.

The trunk has the common pattern used on Josefina's
clothing chest.

San Ysidro is an active saint for people who have
relied on farming and faith.

One area in the museum has a more recent display area
for the regional history and hands on participation by visitors.

I love the Albuquerque floor map in this display area!

Would you like a 1950's meal in the diner?

Time for farming, working with cattle, and the Catholic faith!

We found the old camera to be fascinating!

Unfortunately, inside without a flash was not the best
way to photograph Ella.

The history here went into many other
aspects of culture and history.

The acequia was started out several hundred
years ago, and is still important to irrigation in New Mexico.

The Pueblos have also had a long and important history.

We finished our fast visit to the museum. We enjoyed
spending some time here, without feeling like we had to stay for
a longer time than we wanted to be here.

For the end, many trees have lost their leaves.
Winter will soon be here with many days of blue skies
and trees resting until next spring.