Izapa: A Crossroads of Trade

April 1, 2017                  Chiapas, Mexico Our tour’s first destination today was the ruins of Izapa. To get there, we drove east from Puerto Chiapas until we were just a few miles from the Guatemalan border. Our guide, Cora, told us the history of Izapa. It was the […]

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FOTD: Kantu?

I have posted other flowers from this same walk in August, right after a rain shower. I don’t know the name of this flower, but it reminds me very much of the kantu, a common flower in Peru.  Cee’s Flower of the Day, 9/22/17

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FOTD: Bloodflower

The scientific name for the Silky Scarlet Bloodflower is Asclepias curassavica. It is in the milkweed family, which is the family of plants on which monarch butterflies lay their eggs. I saw this flower on my most recent trip to the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Cee’s Flower of the Day, 9/20/17

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CFFC: E is for…

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, the letter of the week is E –  words with two E in them!  The possibilities are enormous, so I limited myself to words that start with E and have another E in them. Elves Evening Eclipse (eighty-seven percent of total) Entrance  My eldest sister (whose birthday happens to be […]

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FOTD: Lily

Going back into my summer photo files, I found this beauty taken on July 31, somewhere in the area where I walk. Cee’s Flower of the Day, 9/16/17

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Hand Made in Guatemala and Peru

I’m sure many of the beautiful, colorful clothes and other items that one can buy in Guatemala are made in factories these days. But you can usually tell when something is made by hand. For Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week theme “Hand Made,” this is a quilt I saw for sale during my day trip […]

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