Georgia OKeefe

Amongst other things we visited ghost Ranch nestled in the Jemez Range. We wandered around at the base of the mountain with about 6 other photographers who were photographing rocks.

I don't know a lot about Georgia O'Keefe, but she is rather an Icon  here in New Mexico. It's interesting to walk in her shoes and quietly immerse yourself in her environment even if it is just for a short time.


In June of 1934 Georgia visited Ghost Ranch for the first time, and knew immediately that she would live here. The ranch is located in a remote area approximately 120 miles north of Albuquerque. Among other guests to visit the ranch were, D.H. Lawrence, Charles and Anna Lindbergh, and Ansel Adams.

"All the earth colors of the painter's palette are out there in the many miles of badlands…"

Georgia purchased the house where she had been staying at Ghost Ranch in 1940, along with the view of the flat-topped mesa in the Jemez range, called the Pedernal. She jokingly remarked:

"It's my private mountain, It belongs to me. God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it."


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