I have lived in New Mexico for more than half of my life and the more time I spend making photos here, the more beauty and enchantment I discover, and love it even more.

Most people who only pass through or who have never been here have such a limited perspective: hot, dry deserts, green chile, space port, balloon fiesta.  But there’s so much more and summer brings out the best, like this bowl of sweet and juicy cherries, grown in the mountain orchards of southern New Mexico.

Cherry festivals and mountain orchards . . .some of the charming secrets of New Mexico.