View From Casita Colibrí

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View From Casita Colibrí
gringa musings from a rooftop terrace in Oaxaca
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  • The warp and weft of Arnulfo Mendoza 1 day ago It’s been one year since the passing of maestro Arnulfo Mendoza Ruíz. To honor his life, an exhibit of works by his friends, colleagues, and family was inaugurated at La Mano Mágica on March 13, 2015. His older son, Gabriel Mendoza Gagnier, curated this amazing collection of paintings, weaving,...
  • Purple Haze all around 3 days ago The jacarandas are in bloom and there is… Purple Haze all in my brain, lately things don’t seem the same, actin’ funny but I don’t know why. ‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky. Purple Haze all around, don’t know if I’m coming up or down… Yeah, Purple Haze all in my eyes, don’t know...
  • Tláloc is speaking 6 days ago Last week, while in Mexico City, I paid my respects to Tláloc, the Aztec rain deity, both at the Templo Mayor and Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Anthropology Museum). I’m now back in Oaxaca and, for the third day in a row, Tláloc is making his presence known.  And, rain is in the...
  • Oaxaca welcomes spring 1 week ago Unlike many places on our planet, bees were plentiful on the streets of Oaxaca this morning… They were a little apprehensive, but moms, dads, and teachers were there to hold their hands and dry the occasional tear. There were other sweet cuddly critters… and, even princesses. Oaxaca opens her...
  • Offering aguas 2 weeks ago Yesterday was the fourth Friday of Lent and, if you are in Oaxaca, that means Día de la Samaritana, where, believer or not, you will be offered aguas from doorways and street-side tables set up in front of churches, restaurants, hotels, government agencies, and private homes. I got a late start;...

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Aledo Bob
22:38 PM April 12, 2013

You are charming my socks off.

Jody
20:34 PM August 07, 2013

Excellent blog about Oaxacan culture! I never miss a post--really beautiful photos and insight.

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