September has been a month of travel for Moi. No sooner do my feet touch the ground in one location then I'm off to another. This past week I found myself in Santa Fe covering the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta. A perfect pairing for me - Wine & Photography. Can't show those images though - as they await publication. I always look forward to this event and the opportunity to spend time with some of my dear friends. I lived and worked in Santa Fe for 18 years and have taken thousands of photographs there. These images are just a scratch on the surface.
Above - Cover image I shot for this years Wine & Chile magazine published by The Santa Fe New Mexican. I always have a great time at the SF Wine and Chile Fiesta. Not only do I get to sample some great wines, but the food is phenomenal! Santa Fe has some of the best restaurants in the country and some of the most talented chefs. The 3,000 tickets to the event sold out in the first week they were available. Vintner's Dinners and numerous other wine and food events take place in the days before the Grand Tasting.
Gate & lilacs on Camino del Monte Sol. The weather was perfect for this time of year. Warm days and cool crisp nights. The foliage up on the mountains is just starting to turn.
Creating a beautiful tapestry against the deep blue sky.
New Mexico is a land of mesas,mountains, and rivers that cut through the valley floors.

Summer time invites alfresco dining..................................
Even the Hotel food is amazing - Wild Boar - from The Inn of the Anasazi
The architecture in New Mexico is like none other. Unique in design and always a fireplace to burn pinon in on chilly nights.

The people there are proud of their heritage - and tradition takes precedence.................

And of course the art - Santa Fe is all about art.............................

Fashion is whatever you feel like wearing. No one ever blinks an eye.................

So wear anything you want - and don't forget to take your boots.............................
Photography By: Ryannan Bryer de Hickman
Sotto Il Monte Vineyards


  1. i smiled when i saw the title of your posts...as ever your pics are just amazing and so appetizing! New Mexico looks definitely sublime and oh this food and wine fiesta is fabulous!

  2. Thank you so much for the comment on my blogpost!
    You did again a post with wonderful pictures!I so enjoy your blog!

    Thanks again,

  3. Great images, my neice is getting married in a barn and wearing cowboy boots with her wedding dress...

  4. So many inspiring images. Thank you for sharing.

  5. What gorgeous photos, Ry. The images you've captured evoke serenity and excitement for art at the same time. Amazing!

  6. Nice post Maam. If I'm not mistaken (and surely I'm not) I recognize that cowboy standing tall in the Georgia O'Keeffe museum. I hear that while he did enjoy his stay in New Mexico, his traveling boots are now happily kicking up dust in Texas. I think his boots ought to meet up soon with your boots and get out to a Hill Country dance hall for some two-steppin fun. What do you say gorgeous?

  7. Beautiful photo's and moods. Really inspiring. Such a beautiful lady too.
    Thank you.

  8. Gorgeous photos, Ry. I haven't been to Santa Fe in years but do remember the beautiful landscape, artwork and wonderful food.

  9. Cara Ry,

    But what a scratch! A post to return to - over and over. The colours, the juicy food, the interiors, the jewellery and the hand-mades.... Amazing photo, Ry! Buon fine settimana e bacione, Ingrid in Umbria

  10. so many gorgeous images, i love life thru your lens!

  11. A fascinating place! I can understand why you'd want to return often Ry.
    Millie ^_^

  12. brilliant post... and i adore inn of the anasazi... we stayed there 2 years ago for new years.. so cozy and the food is fantastic... have a wonderful weekend.. pam

  13. I missed this..Unimaginable:)

    Beautiful photos..and really like nothing i have seen in person.
    I thought the lady was stunningly beautiful also..
    I really think I could live in a Santa Fe home:) w/ fireplace and a view~

  14. Thanks for taking us with you, Ry...you are so fortunate to do what you do. I think talent probably has more to do with it than luck, though. Your Photos are so very beautiful, and I love to see where your eye takes us!


  15. Thank you for taking me to New Mexico! I loved the tapestry hillside...beautiful. I enjoy touring with you! Thanks.

  16. I just love all these images...thanks for visiting my blog, I always love a visit from u.

  17. You've managed to put Santa Fe on the very top of my list of places Id like to visit Ry. Gorgeous photos...

  18. Your blog is wonderful. I am adding it to my favorites right now!

    I loved seeing the photos from Santa Fe - they are absolutely gorgeous and the next best thing to being there! thanks for your visit to hill country house - how did you find me?

  19. Your photos are amazing!!!! Loved them all! What a gift you have. Thanks for sharing.

  20. I've never been to New Mexico, but you really make it come alive. These photographs are excellent.

  21. You've made me homesick! Thanks to you, I've been fortunate to have many Sante Fe experiences! Maybe another road trip out west, we could even take James with us!


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