Secret Garden

Photo ©2016 Marla Carlton, Manitou Galleries, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM.

Posted on Instagram, October 19, 2016, 10:01 p.m.

This secret garden at Manitou Galleries was magical on this beautiful fall afternoon in October. Filled with bronze sculptures of animals so delightful in their lure I could almost hear them chatting. Ravens, bears, lions. A hippo barely above ground, a bird on his back, hitching a “free ride.” The hare with his long ears. Three baby elephants playing in the water. Truly enchanting. Peaceful. Quiet except for a single crow cawing overhead. Jim Eppler was my favorite. His wolves. The texture. The movement. The life. The ravens. Then there were the bunnies. New arrivals. I loved those too. If you find yourself in Santa Fe wandering on Canyon Road make sure to stop by this gallery and take a look. You’ll be glad you did.

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