The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Morning mandala

Mother Nature, Gaia, is the best teacher, the one who has all the answers.
 This is a gaillardia flower from the garden.... uh... just in case Gaia is reading this, a little rain sure would be nice.... Jes' sayin'.

Update:  Oop....  It's a Gazania.  Gracias to Mary Ellen Sanger for the correction.


Jim Peck said...

Great shots Chris!
I've reposted on 'Oaxaca Private Gardens / Jardines particulares de Oaxaca'

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Anonymous said...

According to google, Gaillardias were named after Gaillard de Charentonneau, a 16th century French botanist.
Not the Greek deity "Gaia".

Christopher Stowens said...

I never said the flower was named after Gaia. Just that she is a different version of Ma Nature. Sorry if I implied that.

shorewalker said...

Beautiful foto and it was fun to look up the difference between Gaillardias and Gazanias, both of which offer a joyous mandala. Thanks for sharing!