Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas from New Mexico

Tonight as I drove back home through New Mexico from Colorado (an early Christmas celebration this week with my brother and his family), I was delighted by the hundreds of luminarias lining the streets of the many little New Mexican towns I drove through.

This New Mexico Christmas Eve tradition began hundreds of years ago with the belief that these pathways of light would help guide the spirit of the Christ child to one's home or church.


I didn't stop tonight to photograph each town's display, but did happen to capture Socorro's wonderful luminarias a few weeks ago when they were first lit up.

May the light and spirit of Christmas be guided to your home on this special night (and every night).

Merry Christmas everyone!






15 comments:

  1. And a very Merry Christmas to you Lynne. May all the Joy and Happiness find you in the new year too. My son (a 31-year resident of Socorro) thanks you for the beautiful pictures.

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  2. Great Christmas photos! Merry Christmas to you, too! I hope 2016 will be a wonderful, happy, healthy year for you. :)

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  3. The lights are beautiful! Merry Christmas and have a wonderful day.

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  4. Merry Christmas Lynne to you and your family! Love those traditional New Mexico luminarias, they are so festive and carry the holiday spirit. Have a wonderful and adventurous New Year.

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  5. Merry Christmas Lynne. Beautiful photos and such a cool tradition.

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  6. Merry Christmas Lynne, your photography rocks as usual.
    Also may the new year bring you continued good health and wellness.

    Saludos! Peter and Shelagh.

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  7. Merry Christmas Lynne. Beautiful photography as usual. Thank you for sharing the lumenarias.

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  8. Merry Christmas Lynne. Beautiful photography as usual. Thank you for sharing the lumenarias.

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  9. Beautiful Pictures, thanks Lynne for sharing. Love traveling around with you.
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  10. We drove into Alamogordo tonight as were amazed at the sacks lining the streets! Did not get to see them lit. Even the RV park had them.

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  11. Glad to see your lovely photos of Socorro. I was shocked at the weather news this evening about New Mexico. Not sure exactly where you are, but, if you're in the path of the blizzard, batten down the hatches....or something!

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  12. Belated Holiday greetings and wishing you a most spectacular 2016. Love, love your photos.

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