Author: Paul

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish, the appreciation of beauty is on the increase. ~Bernard Berenson There hasn’t been much fall color to speak of this year, but during my walk the other day, I did run into a little bit. It was nice to see.

I have no idea what was the occasion, but there was lots of smiling going on and that always attracts me. Also, the sound of mariachi music is a big draw, as well. The combination, for me, is irresistible.

Beliefs are an interesting thing. They shape our behaviors. If we believe strongly in something, it becomes our truth, though not necessarily ‘true’. I love to take photos of children. Here, in the US, I have a difficult time doing it. The constant news feed of fear tends to put people on edge, especially about any male taking photos of children – there seems to be something unsavory attached to that. Perhaps that is my belief, only, and not really…

Yes! The quest continues to meet my blogging friends world-wide. When I was in San Miguel in early March of this year, I tried to find Billie, but she wasn’t around, or either my schedule didn’t work out, but I was determined to meet her this time, and I did. I stumbled across Billie’s blog when I was browsing, looking at expatriate web sites. At the time, her blog was named, Billie’s Blog, I believe. I remember reading about her…

Tequila, beer, flowers, band music, mariachis – what do all of these things have in common? All could be found around the graves of loved ones passed. At any given moment in this particular graveyard in SMA there were mariachi bands playing classic tunes, other bands containing drums, tubas, accordions, and trumpets – to name a few instruments – this mix of music could be heard drifting across the cemetery. There were people praying, a priest giving mass, kids trying…

I suppose since the Jardin is the center of town, if you know someone who lives in town, you’re bound to run into them from time to time – and so it was, Halloween night. I was walking around, looking at all of the goings on in San Miguel as they geared up for the next two days of festivities. I was taking photos here and there when I noticed a gentleman walk by. Oddly, the hat looked familiar because…

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