Saturday, March 22, 2014
Mexico Awash in Butterflies, Bumblebees and Bunnies
Other friends who are in Patzcuaro, Oaxaca and Melaque posted photos of similar parades. What a treat to think of all this sweetness washing over this country that so honors its children!
I have photographed this parade every year. It still draws me like a magnet each and every year. It's not only the children that are adorable but it is also fun to meet other people who have come to see what all the excitement is about.
I met two women, as I sat atop the wall around the jardin. They were visiting. Both were retired school teachers so they enjoyed the children immensely. They were lamenting that they are returning to Illinois and Canada next week. This was their first parade but not there first visit to San Miguel. Very interesting women.
Yes, I DID sit atop the wall to attempt to photograph the children. At one point, as I leaned out from my straddled position, I thought, "Boy, that's a long way down and if I fell I'd probably break both legs!" I decided never to sit there again.........
Next parades and processions coming up will be Easter! And those are for longer then a week but so amazing to witness. Those have been held for hundreds of years and are steeped in amazing traditions.
Never a dull moment in retirement. Life is enchanting. Wish you were here!