You know what I love? I love color! Which may come as a shock to anyone who’s seen my wardrobe (khaki pants and dark shirts for the most part). I moved to Las Vegas primarily because I was so captivated by the neon lights. So imagine my delight at living in Mexico where bright colors are everywhere — from clothing and parade outfits to street markets to ceramics stores and plant nurseries and beyond. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Folklorico dancer in Chapala:
Participants in the Senor del Monte fiesta in Jocotepec:
Nacimiento (nativity scene) at the Maestros Art Fair in Chapala:
Parade participant in Tuxpan (although I gotta admit that the ribbon vest was not the first thing that caught my eye!):
Handmade belts at Chapala tianguis:
Candy booth at Joco fiesta:
Ceramics at a shop in San Antonio Tlay on the north shore of Lake Chapala:
And, oh, my, the plants here!
And, finally, refresco (juice drink) stand on the plaza in Jocotepec, where I currently live:
And, oh, P.S. speaking of colorful places, here’s my Christmas song selection for today. When I first heard this song while living at home with my parents, I had no inkling whatsoever that one day I would move to Hawaii and try to write Mele Kalikimaka backwards on the inside of my living room window. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XADcfVa8Q1Q
And, once again, if that link doesn’t work, go to www.youtube.com and search for Mele Kalikimaka!