SUN AND SHADOWS

SUN AND SHADOWS ——— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2015 ———— I took a casual hike into the sun and shadows of the Sandia Mountain foothills, along with a “lot of other people” this Saturday morning, dogs too. It has rained so much lately that everything is very green, even the … Continue reading

HIKING VARIATIONS

HIKING VARIATIONS ——————– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ———— We start off by wearing shorts, but put on long pants and a coat near the top. Sometimes it is drastically different between trail head and final destination in temperature. Many life endeavors are the same and you find yourself saying, … Continue reading

MISTY MOUNTAIN

MISTY MOUNTAIN ——– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ———— The misty clouds moved quickly over the mountain. By the time we set our focus, the clouds had moved. It is so quiet and our friends were obscured and revealed over and over by the stealthly moving moisture. The picture was … Continue reading

ROCK CAVES

ROCK CAVES ——— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ———— The west facing side of the Sandia Mountains has many rock caves for exploring, but you must be careful that another creature isn’t already inside. They give shelter for hikers and those other creatures during passing storms. In fact, the reason … Continue reading

WATERFALL CANYON

WATERFALL CANYON ———- JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ———— One of the rugged canyons in the Sandia Mountains is waterfall Canyon. In the winter there is little water running, but when it freezes, it’s an ice climbers practice wall. The trail goes through thick shubs and trees, crossing the stream … Continue reading

CLOUDS DESCENDING

CLOUDS DESCENDING ———— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ———— The Sandia Mountain weather can change quickly. I wrote a story, based on an actual occurance, when a young woman started a hike on a sunny morning into the mountains. Half way up a storm engulfed her. She found a cave … Continue reading

MOTHER AND BABY SQUIRREL

MOTHER AND BABY SQUIRREL ———– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2014 ———- Once again from my sister’s rock garden in the Sandia Mountain foothills, this time a Mother and baby squirrel. She has two other babies hid elsewhere, probably hoping one or more survive and are not found by predators.

CAREFUL PECKING

CAREFUL PECKING ——— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, COPYRIGHT 2014 ————— Pecking must be done carefully in New Mexico as shown in my sister’s photograph. I wonder if all those dots on his chest are punctures, a very patriotic red, white and blue. Thank you Connie.

TAKE THE TIME…

TAKE THE TIME… ——— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, COPYRIGHT 2014 ————— Even the mule deer in the Sandia Mountain foothills take the time to “smell the flowers” in my sister’s rock garden. They and other wild ones come regularly to drink some water and watch my sister through her bedroom window. … Continue reading

ASPENS

ASPENS ————- JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, COPYRIGHT 2014 —————- On a sunny fall day it is great to take a leisurely ride up the back of the Sandia Mountains to feel the cool air and see the yellow aspen trees leaves. Go with someone that enjoys the beauty or you might … Continue reading