D.H. Lawrence was considered a modern British writer. Like Georgia O’Keefe, he found the sun-filled desert, mountains and rivers spiritually rich and inspiring. In his 1931 article, New Mexico, Lawrence wrote, “I think that New Mexico was the greatest experience from the outside world that I have ever had. It certainly changed me forever...the moment I saw the brilliant, proud morning shine high up over the deserts of Santa Fe, something stood still in my soul, and I started to attend." In May 1924, Lawrence and wife, Frieda, moved to a 160 acre ranch in northern New Mexico known as the Kiowa Ranch. Soon, the Lawrences were joined by artist Dorothy Brett (1883-1977). D. H. Lawrence had invited several artists and writers to join him in forming a utopian society, yet only Lady Brett accepted his invitation. In 1925, Lawrence left the ranch and never returned. In 1934, Frieda returned to ranch creating the Lawrence Memorial in which Lawrence’s ashes are buried. The ranch was donated to the University of New Mexico by Frieda Lawrence in 1955. Located at 8600 feet on Lobo Peak, the ranch is made up of two cabins as well as the Lawrence Memorial. Open to public Thursday –Saturday from 10-4 pm. Self guided as well as docent tours are available. Come experience this cultural, artistic and historical gem.