For a country that considers itself non-religious, Semana Santa – oh, sorry, Semana de Turismo – is a big deal. That’s Easter Week in case you’re still not up to speed 😉 Duly noted, of course, in my calendar: Fortunately we had nothing of particular importance to accomplish this week. Our friends Sandy and Don, whom we just left at the airport for their move back north, were kicking themselves that they didn’t factor Semana de Turismo into their planning, but almost everything that needed…Continue Reading “Yes, we’re celebrating”
A little security company mini-minivan pulled partway into our driveway and beeped the horn. When I went out front, the driver got out, leaving two (three?) people sitting in the car. He was offering a security special of free installation something yadda yadda. I told him we had lived here almost ten years with dogs and no security company, and that the only problem we’d had during that time was the alarms of our absentee neighbors’ systems going off at all hours for no apparent…Continue Reading “Security, wherever you are”
Walking dogs a few days ago, we crossed a wide sand road very recently groomed – the entire thing was parallel furrows. Nothing else. I took a picture. I lost the picture. Don’t ask me how. Anyway, same place, same time, next day. Lots of horses had used it, apparently. I don’t recall ever seeing more than two horses at a time out there, maybe three. And I make no claims of expertise. But that looks like the tracks of much more than two or even…Continue Reading “The road less taken”
Instructions: imagine a stainless steel French coffee press on a marble counter, with its handle on your left at an angle toward you. Illumination is a diffuse overhead light on the left. Draw it, including shadows and reflections. Did your drawing look like this? Didn’t think so.