Here in central Mexico the trees are full of orchids. Indigenous folk hike the woods to collect them and sell them in the market and around town. We hike the woods a lot and spot many varieties high in the trees above us. Collecting them has become a hobby and we have had 25-30 different… Continue reading Wild Orchids
Walking the back roads of Mexico. Here are a few lovely images from this weeks walking along the dirt and cobblestone streets of Mexico’s small towns.
Abundance was the theme of an afternoon walk this week. July in Central Mexico is full of fruit and flowers and insects. It is the rainy season and vegetation really takes off in mid-July. It seemed everywhere we looked trees were heavy with avocados and peaches and apples. Every flowering plant was in bloom and… Continue reading Abundance in Central Mexico
An amazing view of the mountains and lake provide inspiration for work today as I am making a few new collages. Here are a few past collages that are in my Etsy shop (you can see more here)
Central Mexico has lots of meadows and agricultural towns that are perfect locations for a relaxing day walking. During the rainy season, the meadows are lush with high grasses, mushrooms and wildflowers. With the flowers come hummingbirds, butterflies and so many bumble bees that their chorus of buzzing surrounds you as you walk. Here are… Continue reading Walking the meadows of Mexico
I frequently see individuals out cleaning the streets. Especially after market day. They are usually older folks with a broom and a wheelbarrow. They work for the city to keep the parks and streets free of trash. I often see them using homemade brooms which I find absolutely charming and nostalgic. Small observations.
Not far from the Zocalo in Mexico City is the Ministry of Education building (Secretaría de Educación Publica or SEP). It’s one of my favorite places in Mexico City. You would think it would be a stuffy office building but it isn’t. It’s a 3 story stone structure with halls open to a large courtyard… Continue reading Diego Rivera Murals in Mexico City – post 1