Chimney Rock, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu
With badlands surrounding it and graced by late afternoon sun, Chimney Rock appears gloriously above Ghost Ranch, near Abiquiu. Ghost Ranch is part of Piedra Lumbre (Spanish, "Shining Rock"). Georgia O'Keeffe, intrigued by Arthur Pack's statement that the Piedra Lumbre was "the best place in the world", checked out the ranch. She fell in love with the geography, and soon split her time between living in New York and New Mexico. Photo © copyright by Robert Faucher.