Gardening, photography

Marigolds Past and Present

I saw these marigolds on a walk and loved their orangey red petals with yellow edges. A few of the flowers are past their glory days and have gone to seed. All the better to plant more for next year. What flowers are blooming near you? Welcome new visitors and long time subscribers. ¡Olé! –Rebecca […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Autumn Promenade Part 2

Seasonal flowers and decorations are springing up in front yards and porches. My phone is ready to capture them as I walk. People put a lot of love and care into their fall decor. Have you set up seasonal decorations? We haven’t, yet. Since our Día de los Muertos party will be online, we haven’t […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

Día de los Muertos

Day of the Dead is similar to a celebration called All Saints’ Day, a Christian holiday honoring those who have passed on. However, parts of Día de los Muertos predate the Native Peoples of the Americas contact with Europeans. In a tradition more than three thousand years old, the Maya and 40 more indigenous civilizations […]

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