Wednesday, November 6, 2013

houses, Barrio Viejo, Tucson
















Ten days back in the cool sensible northeast, and it's just a memory--brilliant heat and colors, the strangeness of cactus, the proliferation of taquerias. The sense of space--I could drive north into the Navajo Nation, the Grand Canyon, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana; or east into New Mexico and Texas--big open places that make New England seem charming and quaint, which is not a bad thing, just different.

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  1. I love the simplicity and color of these Southwest homes . I loved the wide open space when we lived in Colorado and the Rocky mountains . Now I love the New England charm and visiting the Catskill Mountains ! I love most places I visit.
    Glad you are enjoyed your trip !

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    1. Sounds like you've seen many wonderful places!

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  2. Wow isn't that colour amazing Jen. It must be uplifting to live with.

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    1. Oh, I was visiting. I'm back in the simple white and greys of New England.

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  3. wow, fantastic pics. I so have to go there one day. the list of places you mentioned are all so tempting!

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    1. Where you are is far more exotic and interesting!

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  4. It's been a while since I saw a sky that blue ... the house colours look amazing against it.

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    1. Yes, it's a calm pure blue, isn't it?

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  5. Jen,
    I would love to live in a neighborhood with colors like those. I would have so much fun painting my own house!
    Christa

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  6. Love adobes. I'm a bit partial to number 3.

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    1. Not quite as deep plum as yours, I think, but beautiful, and I love the porch. Did you see all the doorknobs on # 2?

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  7. Oh dear....I am giddy with color!
    How wonderful to live in such colorful homes....
    I have been to Tucson....gorgeous!
    I have been to the Grand Canyon....awesome!!!
    As I am a newcomer to your blog...I can only imagine that you had a wonderful trip...
    Glad to be home??? hahaha!
    Enjoy your evening♥

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I haven't seen the Grand Canyon yet. So much I haven't seen.

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  8. Those doorknobs! Those colors! That food!

    I need to save my pesos and head southwest.

    xo Jane

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  9. Jen
    beautiful colors on those homes. Have to say, I'm not much of a desert person. Have visited but could never live there. New England, different story! Visited my niece at Dartmouth in Hanover New Hampshire last fall and fell in love! It was like a movie, gorgeous! Also made it to Woodstock, VT, loved it all, could live there in a heartbeat!
    Rebecca

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    1. Dartmouth and Woodstock are so quintessential New England. I couldn't live in the desert either, but I love the contrast.

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  10. A purple and a pink house? That's so cool! These big and open places are indeed charming, quaint, and unique. If you're fond of bright colors, large spaces, and brilliant heat, New Mexico and Texas are the best places for you. Well, I might schedule a visit just to see these cute houses with my own eyes. :)

    Calvin Mordarski @ CityBlockTeam.com

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    1. I went to New Mexico last year and am so in love--can't wait to go back.

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  11. Beautiful place. I like a green house :)
    Greetings

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  12. Striking colors, especially in a desert landscape.

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