June 19, 2017
At last I’ve returned to my first love, watercolor. It’s been almost 20 years since I’ve done one. Of course I had to choose something of a difficult subject. San Antonino is the flower growing capitol of the central valley of Oaxaca. The graveyard there is a riot of color and amazing displays.
As I write this I’m a bit tired dealing with some hitch hikers in my gut. So I’ll just post the photo. I’ll mention a couple of items of local interest. First, we have a new puppy in our lives. This one belongs to Rocío’s landlady, still no name yet. The landlady doesn’t have much time to care for the dog, so we’re going to get a leash and do some educatin’.
Second, it being June, we’re in the midst of our annual invasion of escarabajos. Scarabs by the thousands are falling out of the night sky. Every morning you can find dozens of them near light sources, on their backs like drowning turtles, waiting for death.
If you put them on their feet, they will soon return to their backs. One of these years, I want to collect a bunch and do an art project with them…
OK, that’s all for now. Our next video project will be with a carver of alibrijes in San Martín Tilcajete.