Thursday, September 26, 2019

Same wheelbarrow twice

In 1987, David Roybal took this photo of Lucia and Ricardo Medina in their yard at Llano de San Juan at the feet of the Rockies southeast of Taos. I saw the image and wrote to ask if I could use it here. David let me know that it was one of his favorites, of the photos he took in those days as a newspaper journalist, and added, "My wife, Marlene, likes it, too. So much so that she painted the image," snd gave me permission to use both!

I've shared photos, and paintings, but this is the first time both appear together.

Marlene cheered them up, made their truck a beautiful green, and gave us a better view of the wheelbarrow!

David and I went to the same high school. He was a year older, and became a journalist.

The photo above appears in David's fifth book, published this year, called New Mexico Stories: Truths, Tales and Mysteries from Along the Río Grande

1 comment:

  1. When working on this post, and not knowing Llano de San Juan, I wondered how well represented different parts of New Mexico were, by random sightings and contributions.

    Lots of Albuquerque, of course—a couple of South Valley.
    Jemez Springs
    the secret outskirts of Ojo Caliente
    Santa Clara
    Lower San Pedro
    Sandia Park
    Cedar Crest
    Fort Stanton

    That list reminds me of photos in "downtown Española" and Corrales that I have not brought here. I might never find them again, now. :-)