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

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Bed, Bedder, Best

Finally, and just before my back gave up, the new beds are finished.  Lot of digging, removing all the old soil, replacing it with bags of decent potting soil and voila, the finished results.
I even put a few plants in and some worms.  I'll give it a few days and then plant some seeds just to see how things are going to go.  I'll probably cover them with a heavy mulch to keep in the precious moisture, but I think because of the clay surrounding them and the straw underneath, they will hold the moisture well.
One of the reasons, really two of the reasons, I undertook this labor intense insanity was all about sound and light.  You can see the wind chimes.  I have three of them and, between the three, they are tuned to a very nice Lydian scale.  With all the wind we have here.... beautiful music.
As for the light, there are these almost silent hummingbird chimes, however, they, like the little lights above are solar powered and change colors.  Easily one of the coolest things ever in the entire intergalactic universe.
Back to rabanos shots mañana.

1 comment:

Christopher Stowens said...

A reader asks where those amazing hummingbirds can be purchased. They are on Amazon and I have heard that Amazon delivers to Mexico now.