Random Santa Fe thoughts

Posted on March 11, 2015


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So the snow is finally melting, yay!  My mind turns to warm, sunny places.  Mr. Ken posted a Facebook picture of a souvenir from our Santa Fe trip and this got me to thinking about Santa Fe.  I love that place! There is something magical about it. We spent a glorious week there about 6 years ago.

We have two very special souvenirs from Santa Fe.

1.  Saint Donetto.

Well actually this is Saint Francis, but Mr. Ken decided to add to little donuts to the outstretched hands, and calls him Saint Donetto.  Technically this little round things are really organic oats, but Mr. Ken thinks they do just fine as donut stand ins.

2.  Silver charm necklace.

I wanted to buy a silver charm that depicted the Santa Fe Zia sun, but I couldn’t find one.  This symbol was used by the Zia Pueblos, who were native to Santa Fe. A sun is surely an appropriate symbol for this part of the country, since the sun shines very brightly there.

Here’s the Zia sun symbol I was looking for:

santa fe zia sun symbol

And I went to every store in Santa Fe but had no luck. I wandered into this little hole in the wall store, saw this necklace and knew this was going to be my souvenir. The circular shape reminds me of the magical feeling that is Santa Fe.

Yes, this post has nothing to do with anything, except it gives you a peak into my thoughts and my life.  Who knows what I will come up with next week!

Saint Donetto and silver charm photographs are thanks to Mr. Ken, my resident photographer.  The Zia Sun Symbol is from Wikipedia.

One of these days I will figure out how to take pictures on my new smartphone.