Friday, June 28, 2013

 "They're back!" 
These swallows will spend all summer under our porch raising their
nestlings.  We spend many evenings watching the babies learning how to fly
with their parents.  Life is good here in Placitas.
Gail McGough-Maduena, Associate Broker

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Life in Placitas ...

Heading back to the office after a morning appointment, I spotted this gentleman, Doug Ring, out capturing the moment on canvas.  The majestic Sandia Mountains, blue sky as found only in NM, and a "smoke signal" cloud speaking to the observers.

En plein air is a French expression that means "in the open air", and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors.

Jennise Phillips, Associate Broker

Friday, November 9, 2012

Rush Hour in Placitas

This is rush hour in Placitas, NM. The morning commute means driving slow to see one of the wild horse herds that also call Placitas home.
Jennise Phillips, Associate Broker

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall Colors in Your Placitas Backyard

To see lovely fall colors in your own backyard, just take a drive down Highway 165 to catch the beautiful golden colors of the cottonwoods that are in the spring-fed arroyos around the village of Placitas! Beautifufl!

Gail McGough-Maduena, Associate Broker

The Spider Web Maker

Look closely; you will see one of the Orb Spiders that make beautiful and huge orb-shaped spider webs at the corners of my portal.  This guy is about as big as a nickel. It will run away the moment it senses your presence. These webs are a site to behold when the early morning dew is sparkling on them.

Gail McGough-Maduena, Associate Broker

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sailing on Cochiti Lake

Sailing on Cochiti lake this week was wonderful.  We over knighted on our friends big sail boat.  The night skies were beautiful and the morning was cool and calm.  This lake is 30 minutes from our house in Placitas.

Gail McGough-Maduena, Associate Broker

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Young Buck Still in Velvet

Thanks to Tom Ashe for these extraordinary photos taken at his house in Ranchos de Placitas -- with his iPhone!  WOW!!

Pepi Strahl, Associate Broker