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

The hereafter re me

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

Sunday, September 25, 2016

I'l be zinnia....

OK, a terrible play on words, but if there is one thing I can grow it is zinnias.  This is one plant that has been having flowers clipped off it for weeks.
The zinnias are on their way out at the end of what has been a nice rainy season.  Many of them are almost two meters tall.  Unfortunately, they look pretty bad below the flowering tops.  Plus, they are prone to powdery mildew, so they are being harvested and onto the compost pile.  meanwhile, the colors are vibrant.
The zinnias will reseed like crazy next year, along with the cleome, cosmos and marigolds, all of which draw lots of birds and butterflies.
This appeared to being some sort of mating dance.  It is so nice to have so many visitors.  They will be back next year, too... ojala.

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