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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Love it or leaf it

It's been a whirlwind week.  I arrived to find the trees still with leaves. 
Then I was blessed to see that special morning, just after a heavy frost.  As the sun rises and hits the tops of the trees, that frozen bond between leaf and branch warms just enough to break and the leaves, almost en masses, fall.  As the sun climbs. its light descends further down each tree and the leaves continue to fall.  There was very little wind and the leaves cascaded in greater numbers, seemingly never ending.... until.
It has been quite cold in Boston, in the 20's, a touch of snow and one absolutely ghastly day of torrential rains and low 40's, a perfect day to stay inside and hibernate. I have been raking and cleaning the gutters.  Fortunately, my fair city collects everything and it all goes into a communal compost pile..... something that every village in Oaxaca should do, but won't.


Bev in Connecticut said...

at least we aren't in Buffalo with 6FEET of SNOW!!!!
I can,t even imagine that........

Anonymous said...

I am still hoping you would consider editing the weekly e-blast newsletter for the OLL.
Have a safe return Chris!
Rebecca Severeide