Domingo de Carnaval

Today is “crack an egg on someone’s head” day. Or as it’s known in Mexico—Domingo de Carnaval. Eggs are filled with confetti and you’re supposed to break the egg over your loved one’s head. I’m not exactly sure why, but it’s quite a festive notion.

We didn’t see too many people walking around with confetti on there heads, but it was very colorful in the El Jardin this morning—lots of people, lots of vibrant handmade flowers and lots of eggs for sale.

Fundacion Comunitaria Don Diego A.C.

Bill and I have been driving out to the Don Diego barrio community center. It’s a wonderful free program for the children in the area. Classes include math, chess, piano, art, ballet and more. We haven’t made it out for the ballet classes yet, but here are a few of my favorite photos thus far. Enjoy!

The Murals of Colonia Guadalupe

Saturday morning Kathy and I took a tour of the murals in Colonia Guadalupe. San Miguel de Allende is made up of about a dozen Colonias. Colonia Guadalupe is known for it’s murals.

Up until 2013 it was against the law to paint murals in San Miguel de Allende. The tour was great fun and very informative. Here are some of my favorite murals. Enjoy!

Butterfly Sanctuary in Michoacán

I had the privilege of visiting the butterfly sanctuary in Michoacán this past week. I went on a tour with my friend Kathy and her granddaughter Chloe. We stayed at the Agua Blanca Spa the first night and then drove to the sanctuary the next day.

I have to say… the sanctuary was like nothing I’ve ever seen before. There were Monarch butterflies everywhere—in the sky, on the trees, on the ground and on the visitors. What a fantastic trip!!! I hope you enjoy the photos although they don’t even begin to show the splendor of this yearly event.

P.S. My thanks to Sherry and Connie for hosting such a fantastic tour!

So Others May Eat (S.O.M.E.)

Serving food to those who are hungry in San Miguel de Allende is a monumental task and this organization serves food to these wonderful people every Wednesday. Bill volunteers to help serve food and today I joined him to take some photos of these folks and the volunteers who make it all possible. Today, children presented warm clothing to the seniors. Enjoy!

A Day in San Miguel de Allende

Just another typical day in San Miguel… We like to walk up the El Jardin, Bill decides to get a shine for 20 pesos ($1 US) while I take photos of the street vendors. Then it’s off to grab a bit to eat at Quince rooftop restaurant which has a beautiful unobstructed of the Parroquia de San MIguel Arcángel. Leaving Quince, I couldn’t help notice the very large chandelier hanging in the entrance. Enjoy!

Danzón San Miguel

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of Danzón San Miguel so they held a dance in Plaza Civica in Centro. The music was wonderful and there were some really good dancers. There was a nice crowd for the event including a mime and vendors selling bubble-making guns. I got a kick out of the mime using his cell phone. I’m not sure how that conversation would take place—perhaps he only uses text messaging. And the woman with the bubble gun just cracked me up. She looked so bored as the kids ran through the bubbles.

As the afternoon turned into evening we headed back towards the El Jardin. We stopped and had dinner at the rooftop restaurant Quince where I got a nice photo of the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángle from our table. Enjoy!

 

Children’s Revolution Day Celebration

Friday was the children’s Revolution Day celebration in San Miguel de Allende. The kids got dressed up in their best revolution outfits and paraded into the El Jardin. There was a caballero with his pony for the kids to sit on and have their photos taken by their parents and me. These are some of my favorite photos from the morning. Monday is the official holiday and I hope to get some photos of the adults. Enjoy!