sunrise springs: The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Peach Blossom Festival - 02/19/12 10:41 PM
Tonia’s Monthly Teas - Sunday, March 4, 2012
 Girls' Day Tea Gathering - Peach Blossom Festival
The month of March is the time of the Hina Matsuri or the Doll Festival, traditionally taking place on the third day of the third month with displays of dolls representing the Emperor and Empress.

‘Lighting the lights,
The shadows of the dolls,
One for each’
                               ~ Shiki
This Japanese Tea Ceremony is also known as Momo no Sekku or Peach Blossom Festival. The festival, and the dolls, are closely associated with the girls of the family, so much so that Girls’ Day is an alternate name for the festival. Come and be … (0 comments)

sunrise springs: 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)

sunrise springs: 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)

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