Albuquerque Getaway | {the serenity project}

We took a trip to visit my mom in Albuquerque this month. I’m so glad we had a chance to go! I didn’t think we would be able to make it out there this summer with my husband’s schedule, but we were able to squeeze it in right before school started.

As I’ve mentioned before, one of our favorite things to do wherever we travel is visit the local botanical garden. I love walking around with my family, taking photos, enjoying the beautiful weather. Albuquerque is hot, but not humid, and the blue skies can’t be beat. It all makes for a lovely day.

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During our visit we also made a trip up to Santa Fe to see Meow Wolf, which is an interactive art exhibit. It was unlike anything we have ever done; it was a lot of fun and a very unique experience! My daughter really enjoyed it.

And we spent plenty of time with my mom. She and my daughter are very close, and they enjoyed many Monopoly games together.

These are her hens and chicks. She has grown them for years and they have really taken over their little space!

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(I hope in our next house we have a sunroom, as I would like to print one of these on canvas and hang it in there! Part of my heart is always in the Southwest wherever we live, and I love having those reminders in our home.)

All in all it was a nice respite from our busy summer. Now school is back in session and we are looking forward to fall. Summer slipped through our fingers much too quickly!

The Serenity Project is a group photography project. The participating photographers aim to bring a sense of peace and calm to their images. Up next is Joan Newton Showers, Charlotte NC. Please continue the circle to see what my friend Joan has to share this month.


9 thoughts on “Albuquerque Getaway | {the serenity project}

  1. What a gorgeous pool location – so tranquil. Hubby and myself usually visit a couple of gardens not too far from where we live during the sumner, but we didn’t get around to such this year. These images make me realize what we’ve missed.


  2. Eileen, I’m so glad that you had time with your mother. As a grand-mother, I know that the times I spend with my grand-children is the most precious. It doesn’t matter how many games of Monopoly we play. I think the hens and chicks would look wonderful on a wall, in addition to being a sweet reminder of your mom.


    1. Thank you, Joan. I am so very glad we could go too, and I know my mom feels the same way you do about her grand child. They really are so close, and I’m so thankful they have the relationship they do.


  3. I am so happy that you and your family were able visit your mom. I know what your daughter and your mom have a very special bond.
    I never knew the name of the beautiful succulent plants your mom is growing. They are the coolest plant to photograph. Love your selection of images. ❤


  4. New Mexico is still very high on my list of places I want to visit and it’s like things keep conspiring against it. Love all your photos but especially the Hens and Chicks and that red, red rose with all its different shades.


  5. I love that you visit local botanical gardens where ever you travel! Gardens are definitely peaceful and serene places to spend some time in. The black and white conversion on the first image is fantastic and the waterfall is so soothing – I can imagine sitting beside it listening to the sound of the water. Glad you were able to make the trip!


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