The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Photo #303 and 303.5

Guanajuato has so many beautiful balconys

Two of the many beautiful balconys in Guanajuato
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Photo #302 and 302.5

Incredible murals at Guanajuato's

Regional Museum Alhondiga de Granditas

Day of the Dead Candy

Friday, October 28, 2011

Photo #301 and 301.5

Finally we are here in Guanajuato.
One of my travel desires has been to come to this
beautiful and oh so lively city. We'll be here
for 6 days and plan to have fun wandering!

Our B and B is close to the Pipila.

The two of us in front of the Pipila.
Our room at Casa Zuniga has the same view!

Photo #300 and 300.5

Our last full day in Queretaro found us
wandering over to the old viaduct.

and discovering a very interesting front door!

Tomorrow we are off to Guanajuato for 6 days! Whoopee!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Photo #299 and 299.5 plus

Directly across the street from our B and B
is one of the many old churches found in Queretaro.
Saint Augustine Church and the Ex-convent that is now an art museum.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Photo #298 and 298.5

Safe arrival in Mexcio City-now on the bus to Queretaro!
Courtyard at our Queretaro B and B.
Lovely place in the middle of the historic district.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Photo #294

Yep-it's official-we've got "stuff" in storage
that we'll be taking with us when we move.
Meanwhile the house has to be free of too
much clutter ie: books and art.
Imani was a huge help today!

Photo #293

Pet Madagascar Cockroach..............!
Just when you think you've seen everything....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Photo #292

Echinacea flowers

Last sunny day for awhile. I went up to our veggie garden
to pull out the last of the tomato plants.
There are lots of flowers still blooming,
but it's definitely the end of harvesting.
Time to put the gardens to bed.

Photo #291


It's not even Halloween and Christmas Decorations are in the stores!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Photo #289

Happy Halloween is just around the corner.........

Origami pumpkins and hand painted pumpkins
were created last night at our neighbors party!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Photo #286

Leaf found on N Mississippi
After going to Re-Building to recyle our old bathrom sink,
assorted plumbing and building supplies
not needed for our bathroom remodel we
celebrated our completed project by having
a pint across the street at Amnesia Brewery.
A job well done

Photo #285

Remember the Photo #269?
We had just begun to remodel our upstairs bathroom.
Well- finally it's completed and here's the finished project!
Much prettier and more functional than before!
In the almost 22 years we have lived here this
was the last room to be worked on.
And so now we will put it on the market
as we want to downsize.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Photo #284

Fresh local berries are still at the market!

Thanks goodness for those "hoop" houses or poly-tunnels.

They provide us with fresh goodness into fall!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Photo #283

Heirloom tomatoes at the Farmers Market

This was the last weekend for our Farmers Market

Now we'll have to go further for our fresh veggies.
Some Farmers Markets are open year round.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Photo #282

America's Love Affair with the Infernal Combustion Machine

What is it about these beasts of chrome that

compel us to whip out our cameras and click away?

Reminders of our childhood days?

Our fearless teenage nights?

Or memories of a less complicated world?

What is your opinion?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Photo #281

Day of the Dead is coming...........
We will be in Guanajuato to celebrate!
A few years ago we went to Ocotlan outside of Oaxaca.
We were lucky enough to meet this wonderful woman
who creates these clay masterpieces.

Guillermina Aquilar and her sisters
have been creating clay art for years.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Photo #278

and the Great Pumpkins begin to arrive........

future pies and Halloween decorations.....

Monday, October 3, 2011

Photo #277

My First Autumn Leaf!

I've been looking for awhile-finally spotted it!

Photo #276

Yet Another Creepy Scarecrow!

The Lake Oswego Garden club sets up all
these scarecrows around the community garden space. I think
there were at least 100 this year. Every year I get one
plunked down in my garden and I always move it away.
Not that I don't appreciate their efforts;
I just find them creepy.