Liz Simon is a photographer, writer and cyclist who likes to combine the three in her quest to discover the nooks and crannies of New Mexico. Sometimes, means of transportation other than bicycle are employed---including the Rail Runner and motorcycle.
Topic: Trips & Quips
I moved to Santa Fe in 2000. I am an avid skier, cyclist, motorcyclists, gourmet cook, graphic designer, printmaker and photographer. I love to write about, and photograph, some of these activities, wherever they lead me. I also have interest in early music and early languages…troubadours etc, but haven't found the occasion to write about that---except for the Anonymous 4 Review in December of 2011. When I lived in Geneva, Switzerland, I was constantly drawn to The Museum For Ancient Instruments in the Old Town. Don't know why. I attended their concerts too, all performed on original instruments. Whenever I showed up at the museum, the owner would open one of the display cases, take out an instrument, and play something on it, or tell me about its history and how he had procured it. All of the instruments were his private collection, collected over many decades. He must have been in his eighties at the time. (I have never met even one other person who doesn't immediately fall asleep at the mention of this subject, so you can all wake up now. It's over.)
I'm still studying Spanish at the community college and am still having "Classroom Culture Shock". Really had forgotten what that's like...exams, homework, and the whole bit. Loving the language nevertheless. Had fun in Spain this summer, 2012, trying to understand "Catalan", the dialect of eastern Spain. Very medieval. Great cuisine.
Currently I am working on a series of mono prints which incorporate words, mostly old or ancient ones, with my own painted images. The title of this endeavor is called "WORDLY IMAGES"---not "worldly" as some people have mistakenly read it
This winter, 2012-2013, I'll be back working with the outstanding group of people in The Adaptive Ski Program at Ski Santa Fe.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Trails to You.
June 25, 2012 at 12:06 PM
"After 12 years in this area, this is probably the best garden I've had yet..."
June 21, 2012 at 12:26 PM
"We made everything from scratch, from Chicken Curry and Yellow Lentil Dal to Cumin Rice..."
June 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM
"The vintage motorcycle show at La Tienda in Eldorado took up almost the entire parking area"
June 11, 2012 at 1:15 PM
"For me, this place is important because of a book of very old music and songs that was found here..."
June 5, 2012 at 3:25 PM
"Day three...riding though beautiful, lush, country. Green, green, green everywhere. Ancient castles everywhere. Here are a few shots."
June 4, 2012 at 2:57 PM
"Here are some photos from the Catalan part of Spain"
June 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM
"Tomorrow the real fun begins and I'll report 'from the road' "
May 21, 2012 at 12:25 PM
"I love the esprit de corps of this ride. Everyone is in such a great mood, and everyone is helpful"
May 16, 2012 at 2:32 PM
"Getting in shape for cycling, especially for a long event, like The Century, is no small feat"
May 7, 2012 at 3:25 PM
"Switzerland now requires that all passports be renewed in person at a Swiss Consulate. Unfortunately, the nearest consulate for New Mexico is in, yup, Los Angeles"
April 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM
"You don't have to be Catholic to be transformed by this walk"
March 20, 2012 at 12:16 PM
"Sarasota was a surprising and sophisticated little gem"
February 9, 2012 at 1:26 PM
"This movie shook me up, and it was the final scenes that delivered the death blow"
January 10, 2012 at 3:08 PM
"Belisama offers a highly personalized dance experience for people of all ages"
December 28, 2011 at 1:16 PM
"This little trek is so worthwhile..."
December 23, 2011 at 5:03 PM
"I heard angels singing and playing last night"
December 14, 2011 at 5:04 PM
Lighting Up Christmas in New Mexico
"These delicate little beauties bring warmth to the coldest night"
December 9, 2011 at 2:52 PM
"These four musicians/singers create sounds with nothing but their own voices that are as close to perfection as anything I’ve ever heard"