new mexico: Sunrise Springs-The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico - 01/03/12 04:13 AM
Sunrise Springs-The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sunrise Springs, located in the richly soiled region of the Rio Grande basin and La Cienega Valley, can be traced back as far as more than three thousand years. American Indians were attracted to the nourishing springs that seep throughout the valley where they took refuge under the high desert cottonwoods and willow trees at Sunrise Springs. This highly fertile land has always been used for raising gardens, sheep ranching and other livestock grazing. Pottery chards and stone foundations of nearby El Alamo and Las Golondrinas reveal a substantial history of the cultural … (0 comments)

new mexico: A Tender Santa Fe Christmas - 12/19/11 04:18 AM
Christmas In Santa Fe, New Mexico Posted on December 13, 2011 by Michael Umphrey Christmas In Santa Fe

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tonia and I are planning again for Christmas In Santa Fe.  We have put together these ideas  for December the 22th, 23rd 24th, 25th and 26th.  I thought it might help you with your holiday planning. Here is our agenda and I hope to see you. I’d love to hear what you’re doing.

 
Thursday 22
6:30 – Santa Café 505.984.1788 8pm – Jazz Music with the Pat Malone Trio at  La Posada in the Staab House Salon Saturday 24rd Noon Lunch at Rancho de Chimayo 505.984.2100 … (0 comments)

new mexico: House Raffle - 11/10/11 01:41 AM
House Raffle 

The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico-House RaffleI wanted to be sure you knew about the Desert Academy House Raffle. In order to raise scholarship money for families in need of financial aid, our school is raffling off a beautiful home near Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Old town is a quaint village of museums, restaurants, and gift shops only 10 minutes from the University of New Mexico, and about an hour drive from Santa Fe. This southwest style home features natural pine doors, exposed wood beams, custom kitchen with a skylight and a cool wine-rack, 2 full baths, ceramic tile, stack-stone fireplace, wood deck, mature … (0 comments)

new mexico: Ranch Land Near Taos, The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico Blog - 08/11/11 09:36 AM
Ranch Land Near Taos, The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico Blog Posted on August 11, 2011 by Michael Umphrey Ranch Land Near Taos, New Mexico-Mora County 
Yesterday I took a trip to see a ranch owned by the famous Texans, Marshall Kuykendall and Bill Leonard.  I’d seen some photographs of it but wasn’t prepared to be stunned by the high mountain, pristine, 451 acre luxury spread near Taos, New Mexico.
It’s an 85 mile drive from my office in Santa Fe and you’ll go  through the village of Dixonand then through Sipapu Ski Resort.

The ranch borders 8,000 feet of the Kit Carson National Forest.  There are 6 Elk … (0 comments)

new mexico: The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico-House Raffle - 08/01/11 03:01 AM
The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico-House Raffle Posted on July 29, 2011 by Michael Umphrey The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico-House Raffle
WELCOME TO OUR HOUSE RAFFLE
Win a Beautiful Home  
or Choose $100,000.00 Cash!
Only 4,500 tickets can be sold!
With 10 additional prizes, your odds of winning are 1 in 450!!

I’m on the Development Committee of Desert Academy, a nonprofit school in Santa Fe where our son, Nicholas is in the 10th grade.  Through a house raffle, the school is raising scholarship money for families in need of financial aid.  It’s a great prize house about 4 minutes from Old … (0 comments)

new mexico: A Moment at Farmer’s Market, Santa Fe, New Mexico - 06/07/11 03:04 AM
A Moment at Farmer’s Market, Santa Fe, New Mexico Posted on May 30, 2011 by Michael Umphrey I’m waiting for my pruning sheers to be sharpened by a vendor at Farmer’s Market so I came to my office next door to post this video I shot there this morning of Rich Hardy and Janice Mohr-Nelson playing “Sweet Wyoming Home”. Take a look……I’ll see you in the neighborhood. … (1 comments)

new mexico: The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico- Fish & Chips - 05/05/11 09:32 AM
The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico- Fish & Chips Posted on May 5, 2011 by Michael Umphrey
 
I took a quick walk for lunch today to The Second Street Brewery for the best Fish & Chips you will find anywhere.  My office is about 200 feet away and my house is about a block away.  I walked to work this morning hoping to take my first rail trip on the Rail Runner.  It’s been in operation for about two years and I thought I’d take the morning for a round-trip excursion.  When I got to the station I  determined that the sun was too low on … (5 comments)

new mexico: Michael Umphrey Finds a New Home at Barker Realty - 04/29/11 04:41 AM

Posted on April 29, 2011 by Michael Umphrey Michael Umphrey Finds a New Home at Barker Realty

I am pleased to announce that I’ve taken an important step in my career and have joined Barker Realty.
Barker Realty stands out as a medium-sized firm by design and maintains a personal and in-touch management style that is felt in every transaction that passes through the office. My choice of Barker Realty was based on the fact that Barker has made dramatic forward-thinking changes and is now one of the most progressive companies in town.  There is a reason why Barker Realty’s sales grew 34% … (0 comments)

new mexico: Springtime In The Rockies - 03/16/11 08:31 AM
Tonia's Monthly Teas-Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
by Michael Umphrey on March 14, 2011
Tonia's Monthly Teas-Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
 
Soon to be in gorgeous abundance in Santa Fe are the blossoms of Springtime in The Rockies.  My wife, Tonia,  is hosting the festival Hunami, the viewing the cherry blossoms.    Bento box lunches, chilled sake, cherry blossom tea and special sweets are laid out on an eye-catching crimson red carpet of felt under a snow storm of blossoms.  The petals create a delicate pink carpet everywhere and a few may catch in the strands of your hair as you enjoy … (0 comments)

new mexico: Chinese New Year 2011, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 - 01/28/11 02:42 AM
Chinese New Year 2011, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
by Michael Umphrey on January 27, 2011
Chinese New Year 2011, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

February 3rd is Chinese New Year.  There will be celebrations in Santa Fe.   Nick, our 14 year old son, is studying 2nd year Mandarin Chinese and on Saturday,  January 29th, Desert Academy will host  a celebration of "The Year of The Rabbit" as a fundraiser event for the Spring Break trip to Taiwan.  Watch a performance of Tai-Chi (Taiji), Erhu solos, Chinese Gung Fu Tea Ceremony, traditional Chinese poetry and songs and much more.
Friday … (4 comments)

new mexico: Christmas at The Palace-The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico - 12/03/09 01:05 AM
Christmas at The Palace-The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico
by Michael Umphrey on December 1, 2009
Christmas at The Palace - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

This first week of December is an exciting time for most Santa Fean's.  Farolitos are in place along the rooftops, the shops are "dressed in holiday style", we've had a gentle dusting of snow and I'm rehearsing the tunes from my CD, "A Tender Santa Fe Christmas".  The first time our son, Nick, sat on Santa's knee was in the courtyard of the Palace of The Governors in downtown Santa Fe.  It is … (0 comments)

new mexico: Camino De Las Animas - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico - 11/21/09 07:15 AM
Camino De Las Animas - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico
by Michael Umphrey on November 21, 2009
Camino De Las Animas - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

The smell of the sleeping streets calms me on my morning walk through Camino De Las Animas. Birds sing and the dogs bark. It's a short lane near downtown Santa Fe with a gorgeous abundance of Victorian, Territorial and Pueblo Revival architecture.  No less prominent is the home of one of our most famous artists, Gustav Baumann, now owned and preserved by the Historic Santa Fe Foundation.  Several homes … (0 comments)

new mexico: Vista Redondo - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico - 11/04/09 07:42 AM
Vista Redondo - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico
by Michael Umphrey on November 4, 2009
Vista Redondo - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico
This week let's  ease into a gentle stream of traffic and in just 12 minutes emerge onto a majestic New Mexico landscape and a neighborhood called Vista Redonda. It's perched upon four mesas above the Village of Tesuque with spellbinding vistas of the snow capped mountains and staggeringly brilliant sunsets.  Home to movie stars and captains of industry, the upscale, water-wise community totals almost 700 acres and 82 luxury homes.  There is also easy … (0 comments)

new mexico: Oshara Village - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico - 10/01/09 08:58 AM
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Luxury Homes in Santa Fe by Michael Umphrey Oshara Village - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico
by Michael Umphrey on September 29, 2009
Oshara Village - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

This morning, I toured the new, energy efficient homes in Oshara Village. This neighborhood is located next to the Santa Fe Community College and close to the mall we call Santa Fe Place, the rodeo grounds and the Genoveva Chavez Community Center.  It is a 470 acre mixed-use, "walk able" community … (0 comments)

new mexico: Montezuma Street - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico - 08/21/09 02:35 AM
Montezuma Street - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico
by Michael Umphrey on August 17, 2009

Montezuma Street - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico
All it takes for a little inspiration to compose my weekly blog on the neighborhoods of Santa Fe is to take a walk around the block. The district is heaving with Friday afternoon traffic as I make my way to Montezuma Street, the hub of the Rail Yard District.  Just a ½ block from my office I can stroll through Border's Books, The Cowgirl Hall of Fame Restaurant (excellent Bar-B-Q  and live music), … (1 comments)

new mexico: Victoria Street-The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico - 08/05/09 06:32 AM

Victoria Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico
As if the city were speaking to me, I suddenly grab my camera, speed off in my red MINI Cooper convertible and drive the three blocks along the Santa Fe River to explore the hidden lanes of Santa Fe's Eastside neighborhoods.  Today I find myself on Victoria Street, a cul-de-sac dirt road under a canopy of shade trees where one can easily get lost musing about the artists, poets and Bohemians who've made this town the artist's haven that it is. Inspired by the Cinco Pintores, famed straw appliqué artists Alisa and Elisio Rodriguez … (0 comments)

new mexico: Las Campanas - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico - Michael’s Blog - 04/02/09 06:07 AM
As you know, I am high on living in Santa Fe.  This week I am highlighting the neighborhood of Las Campanas.  Just 15 minutes from the downtown Plaza, you'll find a celebration of possibilities.  On more than 4,700 acres of high-desert landscape are two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, an unparalleled Equestrian Center, a well appointed Spa & Tennis Center and the inviting Hacienda Clubhouse.  Las Campanas builders create modern interpretations of adobe homes that are both striking pieces of sculpture and spectacular living spaces.  For a glimpse of a beautiful home be sure to visit www.7HoneysuckleCircle.com Click here to view Luxury Homes … (0 comments)

new mexico: Sierra del Norte - The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico - Michael’s Blog - 03/26/09 03:53 AM
The visionary developers, Nancy and William Zeckendorf, saw the city lights of Santa Fe and the unsurpassed views of the sun setting over the Jemez Mountains. Knowing that soon the sky would fill with stars that seemed close enough to touch they began to fulfill their dream of a new subdivision close to the city.
Sierra Del Norte is one of the city's premiere developments of fine homes.  www.1062SierraDelNorte.com  At 7,600 feet of elevation, the beautiful mountain neighborhood location is 600 vertical feet higher than the Santa Fe Plaza but still close in - inside the city limits just 3.3 miles … (0 comments)

 
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