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Pull up a Seat
These pictures were taken on Mezcala Island, where “from 1812 to 1816, a small band of Mexican rebels or insurgents on the island held off the Spanish army and navy against overwhelming odds. Tired of the humiliation, the Spanish finally negotiated a peaceful surrender with the insurgents. Later the island served as a Spanish prison for many years. There is a Ceremonial precinct where indigenous structures and hieroglyphics existed on the island before the fortifications were built.” ***
Traces of these sites still remain. Now it is a popular tourist spot in Lake Chapala. This little lady seems to have declared herself in charge.
The Tuesdays of Texture prompt seemed to close down on Sept. 19 with this final message: “We are now bracing for Hurricane Maria, a cat 5 with a pronosticated route through the middle of PR Wednesday to Thursday. Please KEEP US IN YOUR PRAYERS that we stay safe and it goes by fast.THANKS TO ALL PARTICIPATIONS!”
I hope Narami is okay. I miss this prompt so I’m going to continue to post it on my own. If anyone else wants to establish a link with their own texture photo or if they know any news of Narami and why the site seems to have gone inactive, please comment below! GOOD NEWS Looks like she is okay… just a different URL from the one I’ve had favorited. See her blog HERE.
From the “All and Everything” truck—textures to clean up your life.
For Narami’s Tuesdays of Texture challenge.
Since I leave tomorrow to go back to Mexico, I must avail myself of the opportunity to photograph the elastic face of Forgottenman, nee Big Duck, as much as I can. Here, he first reveals his confusion over how to choose from the varied menu at Perkins, then reflects on whether he made the correct choice, glories smugly over the fact that he believes he has, then fondly remembers meals of his past before just trying to adopt his intellectual pose and failing completely. At any rate, all poses are adorable, and I do appreciate his role of chauffeur in driving me all over six different states to visit friends and relatives. No greater love than to do the driving while I catch up on my blogging!
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The color prompt for Nancy’s Weekly photo challenge is “Blue” this week.
Thursday Doors on Friday
In a place where square does not rule the day anyway, it was very hard to get a square take on these doors without having the door blocked by the very ugly black street sign. The more ornate older sign added to the view, but the ugly black one definitely didn’t!!
I never did order one of these mocha drinks at La Rueda coffee shop. I couldn’t be trusted to know how good they were.Do they look like luscious chocolates and macaroons? Wrong. They are sweet potato balls brought to a friend’s Thanksgiving feast…rolled in coconut or pecans and brown sugar. Yes, they were delicious!!!
This pancake breakfast ordered by a friend at Martha’s Cafe in Ajijic was as good as it looks. Proof below:
But, the shocker was that the oatmeal I ordered was just as good! I was too hungry to get a picture of it. Guess I’ll have to go back to prove it to you!!!