Weekend in Cuchara

I spent last Friday night with prolific artist Joan Hanley in Cuchara, home of the dude ranches and holiday homes in the county. County judge Claude Appel and wife Michelle were organising an evening of country music. We finished the night over G&Ts with Joan’s friends, ballroom dancer, Maddie and Dwight who worked with the Diane Fossey organisation in Rwanda. I had a riotous night with Joan and her friends who could drink me under the table, needless to say they were an absolute inspiration. I spent the night in Joan’s stunning home just outside La Veta and the next day she took me out to the Cordova Pass on the west peak of the Spanish peaks or the Huajatollas (breasts of the earth).

Maddie and Dwight

Joan Hanley at home

Joan and Mary Jane at home

Joan looking for flowers at the Cordova Pass


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