To say I’ve missed certain things during this year-plus of Covid 19 shutdown is an under statement. Prior to the pandemic, life happened in the streets of San Miguel de Allende. Parades, festivals, fiestas, holiday celebrations all took to the streets to acknowledge the Mexican sense of fun, playfulness, and traditions. Music, laughter, crowds, colors,… Continue reading Locos Abound
Today I’m celebrating 79 years on this earthly ground, Decades filled with highs, lows, and nondescripts, Some remembered, most forgotten. Cakes, parties, aloneness, Baloney, crackers, kool-aid and beer All added to my becoming. I toast the past, the lessons learned But I’ll cut classes for the next 79.
Here it is fall of 2020, and even in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico I can begin to feel the shift away from summer. The mornings are cooler, the days not quite as warm as they were just weeks ago, and blooming plants aren’t as radiant, except for the marigolds Marigolds are the October and… Continue reading Day of the Dead in SMA
While in China some years ago, I was amazed at the variety of hats people were wearing, so I’m sharing some pictures I took after viewing the pictures from Travel with Intent blog https://travelwithintent.com/2020/06/10/how-many-hats/. On our visit to the Great Wall of China, it happened to be a day when newly weds from the various villages… Continue reading Hats Galore
Today is my birthday and my watch was the first to send me a Happy Birthday message. I expect to get phone calls from my sister, from the kids, from some friends, and probably a lot of Happy Birthday wishes from people known and unknown on Facebook. I’ll be delighted to hear from all of… Continue reading A Cupcake and a Candle
Cee’s fun foto challenge is all about Eyes, and I found some great ones taken during several festivities in San Miguel . Parade participants fit into the activities with lots of face painting. See more Eye pictures at https://ceenphotography.com/2019/04/30/cees-fun-foto-challenge-eyes-2/
Thank goodness another February has passed. I say this annually when the calendar flips to the third month, exposing blank squares with few notations. Like a feather duster, March seizes clumps of sadness and grief and sweeps them into next year. What a relief. We once celebrated all month: his birthday on the 3rd of… Continue reading February is Over–Finally
There is a festival/celebration/holiday/fiesta/parade or some other kind of excitement happening in San Miguel de Allende almost every weekend, and often during the middle of the week. And they are fun to watch and even participate in, if one is so inclined. I’m never certain what the celebrations are all about, many honor heroes, revolutions,… Continue reading Mexican Festivities
These look like Day of the Dead and Halloween street art and parade characters I saw in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. There may be more after this week’s parades around the Jardin celebrating the Day of the Dead. Stay tuned. … Continue reading Day of the Dead Celebration
Independence Day What does it mean for any one of us? Is it a day we claim for ourselves? Or, a day we share with a community? Is it a day of reflection? Or a day of interaction? A day we taste spirits and hotdogs? Or dine on tamales and fried rice? Do we wave… Continue reading What’s Today to You?