My gardener’s youngest son Ishmael is a rare bird. First of all, he’s rarely seen, as he is extremely shy. He has also in the past been frightened of my dogs, me, all of the kids at school, his teacher and anyone who isn’t a parent or brother. Over the past year, I’ve been trying to curry his favor with coloring books, toys, balls to throw for the dog and most recently, an Easter Egg hunt that involved both candy and toys. At first he was shy, hiding behind his parents, but by the end of the time he was here he was rushing around the front garden trying to fill his basket. These photos record some former times, including his first approach to Diego–a very rare occasion! (Click to enlarge photos.)
Yoli is my housekeeper’s adorable little girl. She loves to sing but even more, she loves her new puppy who is named after a character in a racing movie that was played by Paul Newman. Because she is crazy about cars, she is also crazy about Paul Newman. Funny, for a little Mexican girl, but who can blame her? I always was, too. Here are some shots of her and her new little Chihuahua whose name evades me. Something like Jack. If you know the movie, you can remind me.
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