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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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

Thursday, January 21, 2016

It's an art

This bugambilia is one of my favorite projects.  When I moved in just a couple of years ago, it had just suffered the worst pruning I have ever seen in my life. It was like a blind, drunk spastic guy with anger issues was let loose on it.  There was no growth on this side of the wall if you can believe it, just ugly stumps of limbs.  I thought that maybe it should just be removed.  However, oaxaquenos know how to prune their bugambilias and trees.  There are examples everywhere with lots of topiary.  So I watched and learned how they shaped and tended them and voila.... 
A bright globe of color.  I'm working on a couple more than have recovered almost equally. 

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