Thursday, April 7, 2011

Uncle Sam Loves Chile, for Skywatch


This really big guy stands outside Sparky's in Hatch, New Mexico. Sparky's is an important stop along New Mexico's Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail.

Since Hatch is considered The Chile Capital of the World, perhaps they can be excused for this piece of roadside kitsch.

Look, Skywatchers--there's our infinitely clear blue New Mexican sky in the background! To see skies all over the world, please visit Skywatch Friday.

28 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I've been away too long. Green Chili Cheeseburger trail!

I have to figure out how to pitch a pilgrimage to the family for a vacation idea.

becky said...

Clair,
This photo made me smile! I've been through Hatch twice, but somehow I missed this! It rained most of the night here... did you get some as well? I know you need it! I've been used to snow or sunshine, so it was rather nice to hear the pitter-pat of rain on the roof... spring is here!

Sylvia K said...

I love it!!! Would love to have a Green Chili Cheeseburger as well!! He does look great against those BLUE skies! What a fun shot for the day, Clairz! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Beth said...

Hi there, Clair...sorry to have been out of touch. I'll have to confess...I adore roadside kitsch, and this one is quite magnificent. In fact, Tom and I hope to make a tour someday specifically to see wondrous sights like this. :-) I also love seeing yards full of gnomes, flamingoes, and other statuary. It just makes me feel happy.

clairz said...

No rain, yet, Becky. We ARE starting to get some clouds, though. We can hope!

JC said...

I tell ya, that would only happen in your part of the states. Where I live, we'd have a big rain drop in his hand or an apple.

Quiet Paths said...

Perfect!~ Ha this made me smile.

Sylvia K said...

Hey, Clariz, thanks for stopping by and your comment and, yes, Sam Schnauzer goes with me -- couldn't move without him. He's going to love not having to share "his" space with anyone but me!!!

Sylvia

Beth said...

By the way, Clair, I just noticed the quote by Robert Louis Stevenson at the bottom of your blog. It made me cry a little bit because it was one my mama's favorite sayings---she said it almost every day---and I hadn't heard it since the last time she said it before she passed all those years ago. Thanks for that reminder---so true.

Joyful said...

Nice blue skies. Uncle Sam looks very tall ;-)

Rajesh said...

Perfect shot against the blue sky. Beautiful.

Steffi said...

Cool photo!Great blue sky!
Have a nice weekend!

uberrhund said...

That is an awesome ,chili wielding Uncle Sam!
Hooray for roadside kitsch!

EG Wow said...

Love your blue skies!

VALKYRIEN said...

That is a fun picture! Love the angle on uncle Sam!

Linda said...

That sounds even more strenuous than our Whisky Trail.
Sigh - those blue skies...

Pat said...

I love it! Uncle Sam is a cool dude with his green chile beneath the deep blue sky. Great shot!

Pearl said...

Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail.

I can't believe I'm only hearing about this now...

Pearl

Diane AZ said...

Fantastic sculpture; glad to know Uncle Sam loves chile. The sky looks beautiful!

Randy said...

I love it! I just might have to make a run down there for a burger!

morningbrayfarm.com said...

Love it. You totally made me smile. :)

Liz said...

Wonderful photo. The sky is so blue!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Rambling Round said...

Love it!

Light and Voices said...

What a hoot!
Joyce M

Sequim Daily Photo said...

I'm glad to find another New Mexico photo blog! We don't see adobe around here and I love that picture at the top of your site.

Kim, USA said...

Well this makes me smile. Great shot!

SWF-kite

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh yeah!!! I actually did a 'flashback' post for Skywatch once. Used a picture I had taken of of Hatch -- chiles drying on the roof of the pink shop.

Nothing like NM, we loved every bit of it!

LauraX said...

fun photo!