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Zoo shots! This is our feline appreciation post. 


New Followers

Welcome new follower(s)! This account serves as an rp blog for a personification of the state of New Mexico. (Not Hetalia related) For those who aren’t here for that, there are a few things you might want to blacklist/block, especially the first one:

  • state stuff
  • ic post
  • asks
  • meme
  • character notes

However, its not all weird stuff. I’ll also tag things like photography, different places, different tribes around the state, history, etc. You can keep an eye out for those.

  • art
  • nm history
  • photography
  • … and other stuff

So anyway, welcome to my humble little blog!


Arnold Newman (American, 1918 - 2006).

Georgia O’Keeffe, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico.

Gelatin silver print. Signed, dedicated, and dated 1968 along lower margin.


How many languages do y’all know, I’m kinda curious.

Español, English, Diné, quite a few Pueblo dialects.


Good Friday at El Santuario de Chimayó Part 2 

(Part 1 here)

(the Children’s Chapel)


Good Friday at El Santuario de Chimayó

Known as the “Lourdes of America” the Santuario is located about 40 miles north of Santa Fe:

“El Santuario de Chimayo was built in 1813 in the small community of El Potrero just outside of Chimayo, New Mexico.  It was built in response to the discovery of a crucifix, Nuestro Señor de Esquipulas, in 1810 and subsequent miraculous occurrences.

El Santuario de Chimayo is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world. During Easter weekend, as many as 40,000 people journey to El Santuario, some traveling hundreds of miles on foot, some carrying crosses.

A small doorway to the left of the altar leads to a narrow room. In this room are messages, pictures, small gifts and cast off crutches left by pilgrims as well as a small shrine to Santo Niño de Atocha. At the end of this room, behind a tiny door, is “el pocito” (the little well) where people may take small amounts of Holy Dirt, which many believe have curative powers.”  - (El Santuario de Chimayo)

(Part 2)

(the Children’s Chapel)


Bistahieversor - aka the ‘Bisti Beast’ – Goes to Washington

The BLM New Mexico’s regional paleontologist recently packed a Penske truck and took off for Washington D.C. The truck was filled with the most complete specimen of large carnivorous dinosaur ever found in the state of New Mexico — and it was found on BLM-administered land in the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area.

The Bistahieversor—affectionately known as the Bisti Beast—was a 30-foot tyrannosaur that roamed the Earth around 74 million years ago. It was a member of the same family as Tyrannosaurus rex, looked like a compact version of T.rex, and might have been one of its ancestors. This was an extremely rare find and is of exceptionally high scientific value. It is estimated that 40 to 60 percent of the skeleton was preserved.

The 41,170-acre wilderness area is a rolling landscape of badlands which offers some of the most unusual scenery found in the Four Corners Region. The wilderness area is composed of formations of interbedded sandstone, shale, mudstone, coal, and silt. Paleontologists have studied and researched this area for nearly a century. The Badlands feature an exposure of rocks known as the Fruitland/Kirtland Formations that represent a time near the end of the Cretaceous Period (approximately 75 to 80 million years ago). These continental sediments chronicle the time near the end of the Age of Dinosaurs. This sequence of rock formations is one of only four known in the world that record this transition and may help explain why the dinosaurs became extinct.

In 1998, the specimen was removed in two pieces after being encased in a protective plaster “jacket,” each weighing nearly a ton. Because the skeleton was located in a wilderness area, it was removed by Army National Guard helicopter and deposited on a large flatbed trailer for transport to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, in Albuquerque, N.M., where is has been housed ever since.

BLM and New Mexico Museum of Natural History staff packed the specimen for the three-day road trip to Washington, D.C., where it will be on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.


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