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A Photo a Week: Vibrant

As San Miguel de Allende prepares for Day of the Dead, vibrant colors are everywhere. Here are a few pictures I took a couple of years ago has the city began to dress up for this very special event to honor those who have left this earth. See more vibrant colors at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2021/10/19/a-photo-a-week-challenge-vibrant-2/

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Day of the Dead 2020

Although Covid-19 dampened Day of the Dead festivities, I found some ofrendas, papel picados, skulls, marigolds, and catrinas, all symbols of this wonderful holiday. Here are a few pictures I took showing some of what was on display in San Miguel de Allende this year. Each symbol represents some aspect of the celebration of life… Continue reading Day of the Dead 2020

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Day of the Dead, Part 2

I’m writing more about the Day of the Dead celebrations held in Mexico and Latin America countries annually on November 1-2; two days of reverence I have come to appreciate and respect. It is important to know Day of the Dead festivities are not a version of Halloween, but rather a time to honor life… Continue reading Day of the Dead, Part 2

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Day of the Dead in SMA

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

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And the Answer Is…Celosia

I asked the question about the name of this flower in yesterday’s Flower of the Day Photo Challenge hosted at Cee’s blog, and several folks responded with what must be the correct answer. Thanks to those who responded and for India’s comments about the bloom: “Celosia, commonly known as cockscomb. It’s one of the flowers… Continue reading And the Answer Is…Celosia

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Day of the Dead Doors

Door ways, streets, and buildings are decorated vividly each year in celebration of Day of the Dead, November 1. This is a solemn yet joyful day when the spirits of our ancestors are remembered and honored with marigold blooms, candles, pictures, water, food, and items recalling spirits of our loved ones. San Miguel, as all… Continue reading Day of the Dead Doors

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Mums and Pumpkins for Cee’s Flower of the Day

Cee’s Flower of the Day included mums and pumpkins, and I’m posting this a day late, so bear with me. I just wanted to share some creativity I found in San Miguel. See more at https://ceenphotography.com/2018/11/02/fotd-november-3-2018-mums-and-pumpkins/ Isn’t he a happy one?   Maybe not mums worn at football games in the 50’s, but the lovely marigolds… Continue reading Mums and Pumpkins for Cee’s Flower of the Day

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Day of the Dead Celebration

I never understood the fixation on skeletons, finding it eerie and a bit uncomfortable, not grasping the meaning behind The Day of the Dead, or in Spanish Dia de Muertos,…until I saw the movie “Coco”.  It is delightful and an insightful explanation of the importance of this national holiday celebrated in Mexico over 2 days,… Continue reading Day of the Dead Celebration

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Halloween and Day of the Dead Celebrations for Norm’s Thursday Door

Mexico celebrates Halloween on October 31 annually, followed the next 2 days with The Day of the Dead. This week’s door contribution is demonstrated by the various decorations adorning doors and windows throughout the streets of San Miguel de Allende. See more at https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/thursday-doors-november-1-2018/ The first picture is of a commercial door front decorated with orange… Continue reading Halloween and Day of the Dead Celebrations for Norm’s Thursday Door