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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

So that's how they do it.. bugambillas or bougainvilleas

Last week I posted this picture of the bougainvillea I have been working on, finally getting it shaped.
This is what it looks like from the other side.
And here's another that has a couple of years of shearing and shaping.
These are some of the ones I've studied every time I drive in the city.
They are quite old and how they survive and remain healthy is simply a testimony of the resilience and power of plants.

And that's how they do it.  I'm still working on it, but making progress.

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