Corn Husk Festival · corn husks

Corn Husk Festival

Another festival was being celebrated last week in Oaxaca, Mexico at the same time as the Radish Festival, and it was the corn husk festival. Children, adults, organizations and families bring their creations to the zocalo each year showing their artistry and excitement in designs made with the simple husks. Here are a few of… Continue reading Corn Husk Festival

Cee's Flower of the Day Photo Challenge · flowers · Photo Challenge · photogrraphs · pictures · roses


Flowers were blooming in Oaxaca last week while we were there for Christmas. Thought I would share several pictures of stunning Roses I took while there. Or at least I think they are all roses. See has lots more pictures of flowers on her site at

Day of the Dead Dancer · Kammie's Odd Ball Photo Challenge · Mexico · Oaxaca · Odd Ball Photos · Smoking frog

Oddball Challenge Photos from Oaxaca, Mexico

I couldn’t resist adding this to Kammie’s Oddball Challenge for this week. Found both of the pieces of unique art in Oaxaca, Mexico on my recent visit. See more oddball photos at

Christmas Celebration · Oaxaca · Radish Festival · Radishes

Radish Festival in Oaxaca, Mexico

If you’ve never been to a Radish Festival, and I had not, then you would be amazed at the creativity the folks in Oaxaca, Mexico show during their annual festival featuring this unheralded root. Some displays are funny, some of historical nature, but all are worth the visit and the long lines to see them… Continue reading Radish Festival in Oaxaca, Mexico

Happiness and Food · The Tree · Thursday Trees Photo Challenge · Trees · Weekly Prompt

The Largest Tree, Thursday Tree, and Of Course, Christmas Trees

I’m showing pictures of the world’s largest tree and it is reportedly 2,000 years old! This tree is located in Oaxaca, Mexico, and one angle doesn’t do it justice, so I’m posting several angles of its massive trunk. I walked completely around this monster taking pictures of each side. It is magnificent and deserves to… Continue reading The Largest Tree, Thursday Tree, and Of Course, Christmas Trees

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge · marigolds · Orange

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge–One Color, Orange

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is a picture featuring one color. My choice is Gold. See more of one color photos at   Women’s March in Washington DC, 2017              Halloween in San Miguel 2019 Marigolds are the flowers of the day for Day of the Dead, and these… Continue reading Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge–One Color, Orange

Cee's Flower of the Day Photo Challenge · flowers · FOTD Challenge


My contribution to Cee’s Flower of the Day Photo Challenge is a lovely white rose. I took several pictures of the flower showing different sides and the translucent edges, so decided to share them all. See more flower pictures at  

Doors · ironwork · Norm's Thursday Doors Challenge · Photo Challenge · wood carving

I found these two doors along the same street in San Miguel de Allende, one featuring wood carving and the other iron work. Such diversity in this city. See more great door pictures at

Bluebird of Bitterness · Nativity Scenes · reblog · Wednesday Weirdness

Weird Nativity Scenes–Reblog

You are going to love this reblog from Bluebird of Bitterness on weird nativity scenes. Enjoy.   Wednesday weirdness I’m old enough to remember the days when the only option in nativity sets was the standard humanoid Mary, Joseph, Jesus, shepherds, wise men, and angels. Nowadays nativity sets come in a bewildering array of themes. Animal-themed… Continue reading Weird Nativity Scenes–Reblog