20170128 Birds of a flock…

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Some days it sounds like it is raining outside, then I realize nope, Just a few birds in the tree over the courtyard, flapping wings and chatting to themselves.

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A few minutes rest then back flying off into the evening sunset in San Juan de los Lagos, Mexico.

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20170106: Some days you need a bucket to sit in…

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Yes, I entered my courtyard and the cat was just sitting there.

I laughed and after putting my stuff in my house, came back out with my camera and tried to get the cat to turn it’s head towards me.

If you know cats, you can understand that I just gave up and shot this.

It is cooler around here & I assume the bucket full of dirt had warmed up in the sun, made a nice comfortable seat for the cat.

One of 2 courtyard cats, not really anyone’s cat it just does courtyard duty chasing mice.

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20170101: Roommates no more…

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I was aware of one of these guys running around in my peasant room, a little surprised when I caught the 2nd one.

Mouse sticky traps, so there is no way to get them off safely, notice that the business end is sharp and stuck down…

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Woke up one night and thought I felt something under my foot. Pretty certain it was not one of these guys, but I did see it and knew the colder weather would drive them inside.

cut & paste from internet: “”About 250,000 people in Mexico are stung by scorpions each year—more people than in any other country. Several dozen people die each year. Indeed, for the past 20 years, scorpion stings have been the leading reason in Mexico for  deaths due to adverse reactions and poisoning caused by venomous plants and animals. There are more than 200 different species of scorpions in Mexico, of which only 8, all belonging to the genus Centruroides are a significant public health risk.””

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Well, it is hard to tell, but the scorpions are common here, so like camping in the desert, I knock out my boots & shoes before putting them on.

The 3 stripe scorpion in the right side of the top row looks closest and very common in this area. Also not considered deadly, just painful! NICE to know!

Happy new year folks!

210161231: End of the YEAR, a parting sunset! New Horizons await.

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The leaves are falling and the birds still gather, a time of renewal & reflections.

Happy New Year folks, may whatever the energies bring to you, may you weather it in the good faith of learning and understanding.

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20161123: A final change, San Juan Year End Poster

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I decided to feather the edge of the photograph as well.

Had a printout last night done, I like the over all effect.

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20161120 Christmas Poster: San Juan de los Lagos

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Just the graphic design department playing around.

Thanksgiving is no celebrated here in Mexico that I know of, but the Christmas stuff is going up.

I am going to see if a local print shop will try selling this poster for our mutual financial gain. It is getting busy here and will continue through Christmas time…

any way the fun and games of a bored professional photographer & graphic designer.

 

20161107 Early bird BORED, so I created something.

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Yeah, all the POPULARITY CONTEST, Election USA 2016 is nuts…

My coffee shop where I do my internet is not too interested in this but I just played around last night.

Could not find the images I was going to use for a “Get Me the HELL OF THIS PLANET!” poster I wanted for today, my anti election statement… maybe I will ahve it ready for tomorrow….

This is the “SAINT” church, the one everyone in town takes every peso they can get out of pilgrims & tourists… The “Saint” well according to the “Locals” can get her own damn money. Have not heard a “SINGLE THANK YOU, to the SAINT” in 10 months of living here.  Not energy I like living in. Hope to get out of this country soon!

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