Friday, May 21, 2010

Ojo Caliente

Ojo Caliente (literally Hot Eye, I think) is an old hot springs between Taos and Abiquiu. It has a wonderful antique, nineteenth century feel to part of it.

This spring in the sketch is called 104 Lithia. The 104 is for the temperature of the water. It's rich in lithium. You fill your cup at the old hand pump in front.

No, sorry. I was too chicken to taste it. But I did loll around the patio areas and soak up the ambiance. Might be a return trip in the offing. I feel the need for a mud bath.

The dino on the left is a relative of the Official State Fossil: Coelophysis bauri. I sketched his fine head in the Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology, at Ghost Ranch . . .

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