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.)
A stream runs through the middle of the plantation.
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.)
Here are a selection of lovely flowers from big, about 3″ across, to tiny, less that a 1⁄4″ across.
For making it all the way to tend of this post you get a bonus:
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.
Durango — the house dog, Wondering where the ball went.
Any Sunday trip to the Zocolo starts with coffee and a bit of breakfast.
Then you wander around for a while. Today we saw some new sculptures by Fernando Andriacci.
Anatomically Correct Bull.
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.
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.
About 2/3rds of the Mural
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.