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

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Photo #333

Sheer lunacy
It's a full moon tonight.......
and I knew it even without looking out the window.
 There is a lot of rather peculiar behaviors going on out there.
Watch out for those drivers!   

Monday, November 26, 2012

Photo #327, 328, 329, 330, 331 and 332

Please note that all these fine photos are
by our good friend Ted McGrath of
Vancouver BC
Thanks Ted!!!!

It's time to celebrate a 50th Wedding Anniversary!!

First we had to blow up balloons
and put on our conehead hats!

Then have a little parade up to Bob and Judy's room!

I think we surprised Judy and Bob!

Besides balloons and party hats
we had a nice little cake for Bob and Judy!

The happy couple!
Congratulations !!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

What's up with Google?

Tarnation and Frustration

Has anyone else encountered this annoying message
from Blogger. I have moved a ton of files off of Picasa
and I still get this message.

"Whoops! You're out of space. You are currently using 100% of your 1 GB quota for photos. Upgrade storage
Photos are stored in your Picasa Web Albums account and are included in your 1 GB free quota for photos. Additional storage you purchase is shared between several Google products and is in addition to your free quota. Learn more"

Is this Googles way of telling me "Happy Thanksgiving"???
Am I going to have to move to Word Press?
If any of you have a suggestion please comment!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Photo #326 2012

The only time I draw is when we are on vacation.
Perhaps I should pretend to be on vacation while at home.

Once I have finished them- I give them away.
This one I gave to Augustina-the one above to Antonio.
They both work here in Zihuatanejo.
They both make a living on the beach.
Every year now when I see Augustina she says
"Is that my drawing you are making?"
My answer is "If you want it-you got it"
Now this one- Russell wanted me to keep.
So I gave it to him!
He works hard on the beach also-
holding down all those little grains of sand.
Silly little drawings that entertain me.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Photo #324 2012

Winter is coming.....time for soup!
Nothing is better than a bowl of warm hearty soup
to take winter's icy chill out of your bones and
put a smile on your face! Here's a delicious recipe for
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
(many thanks to the Silver Palate Cookbook)
Serves 4-6
4 tbl sweet butter    2 cups finely chopped onion 
4-5 tsp curry powder   2 medium size butternut squash(3# appx)  
2 apples peeled cored and diced   3 cups chicken or veggie stock
1 cup apple juice   salt and pepper to taste 
1 shredded unpeeled but cored Granny Smith apple for garnish
1. melt butter add onions,curry powder and cook covered over low heat
until onions are tender about 20-25 minutes.
2. Meanwhile peel squash using veg peeler, scrape out seeds and chop squash.
3. Once onions are tender, pour in stock, add squash and apples and bring  to a
boil. Reduce heat and simmer partially covered until squash and apples are very
tender - appx 20-25 minutes.
4. Using an immersion blender blend soup until smooth. Or strain solids and
 process with food mill or food processor until smooth adding 1 cup of stock .
Return blended and processed mixture to pot with remaining stock.. 
5. After processing add apple juice to blended soup in pot and  season 
to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer briefly and serve immediately with
shredded apple as garnish .  

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Photo #321 and 322 2012

Being a beach vendor in Mexico is a hard job-
it's hot, the clothing is heavy to carry and
these days there are not too many customers
on the beach. I bought a tablecloth and two dresses
from this very nice and hard working woman.

It's laundry day back at home with lots of
our Mexico clothes to wash! I always dry our
cotton clothing on the rack- easier on the clothes
and saves money in electricity.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Photo #318 2012

One last look at the waves! 
We had a wonderful vacation in Zihuatanejo
and now are on our way home to.....snow!
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Photo #316 and 317 2012

We took 3 buses today to get to Barra la Potosi.
It's a wonderful place and so relaxing.
The women in the kitchen make wonderful food.

Important when one works hard.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Photo #314 and 315 2012

Senor Gunnysack
Artisan Mescal distiller.
Note the unique container.

Preparing for surprise anniversary party.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Photo #312 and 313 2012

Rules and Regulations
From our hotel pool- I especially like the second one!

Just in case you don't follow the rules ...
Actually these helicopters have been around the
last few days because the Governor of Guerrero has been here. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Photo #311 2012

Just singin' in the rain
this image will most likely be part of our Christmas Card!
Yesterday it rained all day-supposedly it'll stop
by tomorrow...meanwhile we're still having fun!
Dinner with Bob and Judy
Longtime Zihuatanejo friends

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Photo #309 2012

Peaceful evening as the sun sets
Mother and child enjoying the warm water and soft breeze.
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Photo #308 2012

Fresh Coconuts
These were brought down yesterday
to the beach bar for Sam the bartender to make
a local drink called "Coco Locos".