26 July 2007

It's great to be home!


It’s great to be home! We took a trip to see my grandma in New Mexico. My mom and sister came along as well. My grandma Senorina will be 94 next month and it was great to see her again. It’s always heartbreaking when we leave her and even more when she comes to the door and says a prayer as we’re leaving.

My grandmas house (an old adobe) is the same house that my grandpa grew up in as a child. My uncle remodeled it and added modern features (indoor plumbing & electricity) when my grandma moved from Cheyenne back in 1988. The house sits on a huge ranch and it’s absolutely beautiful. Bryan and I always considered building a house there, but I just can’t see myself living there without my grandma.

Here are some of the pictures I took while I was there. The first one is my grandma wearing a shawl that belonged to her grandmother (which she gave to my mom on this trip). I also took some really amazing photos of my grandma’s hands while she was praying the rosary (still have to edit). Every night before bed my grandma prayers the rosary. I remember as a child when I stayed the night with her we would pray the rosary in Spanish and then the next morning we could go to Spanish mass (visiting with grandma always gives me a chance to catch on my Spanish).




The next couple of photos are views from my grandma’s porch and the old outhouse (updated while my uncle was remodeling). While taking a walk with my brother to an old cabin that sits on the ranch further up into the mountain I found some pretty wildflowers and of course I had to take shots of those.



9 comments:

  1. What a wonderful photo of your Grandma. The other ones are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. What a fantastic photo of your grandmother...pls tell her she does not look her age she looks wonderful !!!! You look familiar to me...did you once live in El Paso, TX & attend Eastwood High. thanks for sharing your work is fab!!!

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  3. What an incredible place and an incredible woman. So cool to see someone her age doing so well! Must be that beautiful place she lives and the prayers :)

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  4. What an endearing story. Great photo of your grandma. I can't wait to see the pictures you took of her hands. Did you see the ones on my blog of Tori's hands in my Grans hands? I love those pics.

    Mary (toao)

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  5. Your grandma looks so lovely, Jovi. I dont know why, but until this post... it didnt even dawn onto to me that you could speak Spanish, or that your family immigrated from another country. duh. Its so nice to go spend time with family and look back to your roots.

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  6. Love the pics of your grandmother. I have very fond memories of mine. She spent a lot of time with me when I was young teaching me lots of things. I miss her. Your scenery pics and flower pics are beautiful. Love the depth of field on the wildflowers.

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  7. Jovita. . . this is just WONDERFUL. LOVE the story. WOW.

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  8. This is my first visit to your site. And of all the great work you've got posted, it's the photo of your grandma that just made me smile. Her face is beautiful. You've captured a wonderful expressive quality that just made me what to know her life story. Thank you.
    jean

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