There are always soooooooo many things to photograph here in Mexico. In fact, I usually try to keep the camera on top of all the stuff in my purse so I can get to it quickly. Sometimes quickly isn't fast enough.
What comes to mind is the time I was leaving a restaurant and saw a camel centered in the door frame going up Correo! I fumbled and futzed but couldn't get the camera out fast enough. Then the elephant came by and I DID get a shot of that. The circus was in town. They used to parade the animals through town sans cages. No more. Now they go on the periphery of town, sadly, in cages.
Anyway, I digress. It happened last Monday at the Coffee Klatch group, I heard horses hooves. Fumbling to get the camera out, horse with rider, after horse with rider was riding by behind the jardin faster then I could get to the camera. Darn. I managed to get the last two riders. They were heading home from the big gathering near Gunajuato where thousands of riders go this time of year for a gathering and blessing. Now to get to Guanajuato in a car takes an hour. Can you imagine how long it would take on a horse? I'll never find out, trust me. My horse days are over since the last time I was at the butterfly sanctuary. One has to ride horses up to the 10,000 overlook.........on wooden saddles. Never again for me.
This shot reminds me of being in a village somewhere in the state of Veracruz once where the entire street of houses had collapsed, but the front walls were still there and the window openings highlighted the jungle
behind. A scene I've never forgotten.
Then on Sunday while working up on the roof terrace I looked over the wall onto the dirt path next to my house. YES, the piles of rubble are still there. But, a lovelier sight greeted me on Sunday morning.
It was two boys hitting a ball. They had a bat, a ball and a mitt. I checked on them periodically. What fun they were having. About two hours later, off they went, home for lunch I presume.
And, isn't that what its all about? Seeing and noticing the little things as we traverse this earth. Each and every one of the above events enhanced my life last week. What about you? What did you see?