Monthly Archives: September 2015

Pretty Flowers are Pretty

Not too many words for this post. We returned to La Encan­ta­da Orquideario to see what new won­ders there were in the rainy sea­son. Sad­ly there has not been near­ly as much rain as usu­al this sum­mer and the orchids are suf­fer­ing a bit. (And they are hav­ing to buy water.)

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A stream runs through the mid­dle of the plan­ta­tion.

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And a rick­ety bridge cross­es the stream. (I am not real­ly this much of a munchkin — Jim took the pic­ture from far up the slope.)

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Here are a selec­tion of love­ly flow­ers from big, about 3″ across, to tiny, less that a 14″ across.

For mak­ing it all the way to tend of this post you get a bonus:

Sunday in Oaxaca

The first day in Oax­a­ca is always a lit­tle slow — we have flight hang­over and a bit of the alti­tude wib­bles. So most­ly we hang out and run a few errands. And It being Sun­day we went to the Zoco­lo for the noon con­cert.

But first… Duran­go. Who’s grown into quite a nice boy.

Dalmation.

Duran­go — the house dog, Won­der­ing where the ball went.

Any Sun­day trip to the Zoco­lo starts with cof­fee and a bit of break­fast.

Coffee for me!

Cap­puchi­no!

Then you wan­der around for a while. Today we saw some new sculp­tures by Fer­nan­do Andri­ac­ci.

Bull.

Bull.

Anatomically Correct Bull.

Anatom­i­cal­ly Cor­rect Bull.

Dragon Fly

Drag­on Fly

The point of Sun­day in the Zoco­lo how­ev­er is the Oax­a­ca State Band con­cert. Here’s a minute of the first piece, a bit of Schu­bert. Pre­ced­ed by the church bells tolling noon.

 

On our way home I stopped to take a anoth­er pic­ture of a lit­tle cat decal. I’ve been tak­ing pic­tures of this for a num­ber of years. It gets tat­ti­er and tat­ti­er but I still love it.

black cat sticker.

Cat Stick­er on the Wall by the Local Mar­ket

New to the area is this art work on the wall on Miguel Negrete at Inde­pen­den­cia.

Mural on the Wall

About 2/3rds of the Mur­al

 

Eggs in Muffin Tins

These are a sort of quiche-like things that we make in muf­fin tins in order to have some­thing quick avail­able for break­fast. You can use any sort of cheese, meat or greens that you fan­cy or have hang­ing out at the bot­tom of the fridge.

It’s utter­ly adjustable as long as you keep the egg:milk/cream ration con­sis­tent and don’t over­do the vol­ume of the add-ins.