Citrus Sinensis–Marigolds

Bright orange marigolds are ablaze each November 1 and 2 in Mexico as the Day of the Dead is celebrated and the lives of our loved ones are remembered, called back, and honored. The color challenge for November is Citrus Sinensis and marigolds certainly fit that challenge. Alters are set up in cemeteries, on city… Continue reading Citrus Sinensis–Marigolds


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/


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


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

Cee's Flower of the Day Photo Challenge · Celosia · Copckscomb · flowers

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

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 https://ceenphotography.com/2019/12/17/cees-fun-foto-challenge-basically-one-color-or-hue/   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

Day of the Dead · Doors · face painting · Norm's Thursday Doors Photo Challenge · Photo Challenge

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