||"Well! Well! Well!...This is wonderful. No one told me it was like this!"
Georgia found the thin, dry air enabled her to see farther...and at times could see several approaching thunderstorms in the distance at once. She affectionately referred to the land of northern New Mexico as "the faraway"...a place of stark beauty and infinite space.
Soon after their arrival, Georgia and Beck where invited to stay at Mable Dodge Luhan's ranch outside of Taos for the summer. She would go on many pack trips exploring the rugged mountains and deserts of the region. On one trip she visited the D.H. Lawrence ranch and spent several weeks there.
In her yearly visits to New Mexico she would travel the back roads in the Model A...having removed the backseat, would unbolt the front seat, turning it around so that she could prop her canvas against the back wall of the car.
Georgia would return to "her land" each summer until Stieglitz's death in 1946, when she would move permanently to her home in New Mexico.
She became fascinated by the large wooden crosses that dotted the landscape, as well as those adoring the many churches of this region. Many lone crosses were erected by the Penitentes, a secret Catholic inspired religion that practiced flagellation and mock crucifixion.