Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Walk along Old Madrid Plaza in Southern Colroado

My turn~ MY TURN! You are reading straight from the fingers of Diamond K Folk Art, aka Rachael Kinnison. I own the Lady's Repository Museum here in southern Colorado~ quite a change for me moving out here from Upstate NY~ but I have adapted......Our home & the Museum lie smack dab right **ON** the Santa Fe Trail, and in particular, the olde Madrid Plaza Commissary~ it was an adobe built in the 1860's....there are remnants of the olde post office straight across from the house. So if I'm not in the studio working on dolls, or painting, or in the gallery, I spend my days walking around alot....looking for treasures with my 4 children. I just had back surgery in April, so my walking has gotten considerably slower...but that even can be a goode thing, cause I'm finding all sorts of neat goodies. In the yard here around the house I pick old clay & glazed marbles, bits of broken china, neat metaly things...and my favorite~ DOLLY PARTS! WOO HOO! Here are some of the marbles.....and a 1903 Indian head penny.....
Here is the view from my front porch looking out on a nice Colorado sky
Some of my favorite dolly parts..................I have a whole jar of faces but cant remember where I put them at the moment...someplace I wouldn't forget no doubt.........
There are also lots of dinosaurs to be found in these parts~ About an hour from us is the longest consecutive stretch of dinosaur prints in the WORLD...... here is a little fossil of a flower I found, and used in my walkway.....can you see it~ the little 3 petal thingy...........
But my favorite 'hobby' walking about , is looking for arrowheads. The last 3 days, have yielded each their own treasures~ I LOVE to pick arrow heads....
Day before yesterday.......
And early in the morning when I was 'supposed' to be working...I found this little white one~ would have been used for hunting rabbit........
So there is a walk around our Madrid Plaza....not much left of the original now, the rock walls, a few adobe buildings, our house now sits where the Commissary was, and then there is me......here i sit in the studio doing what I ought to be doing now........'Hi Ho~ Hi Ho...its off to work I go' ... until next time!
Ciao~ Rachael

6 comments:

SweetAnnee said...

I love your surroundings..arrowheads remind me of when I was a girl and would look for them when I visited my great gramps in Colorado..
and look at you, hard at work on your LOVELY dollies!!
smiles, Deena
thanks for sharing your part of the country

Lana said...

Rachael, it sounds so interesting there at your home! I'd love to walk along finding goodies like those!

Lana

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

Thanks for the tour, Rachael. I miss that big blue Colorado sky! Have you ever used the dolly parts you find in one of your dollies?

Sarah

Lorraine said...

Great job, Rachael!! Thanks for sharing all the tidbits about where you live!!

Rachael said...

Thankyou girls! Yes! I really do & did find everything in the pictures just mosey~ing around....my Mom even found a clay marble when she was here.....and she wasnt even walking around~ was standing on the porch looking at my lilac bush, and said~ "what's that???" Yep~ another marble for my jar!

Sylvia Anderson said...

How fun to be able to find arrowheads on your walks!! I would love that! Thanks for sharing pics of your beautiful surroundings, and your treasures too...they are lovely! :)