Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Went for a walk in the neighborhood this afternoon

I went for a walk, because the light was nice and I felt like messing around with my camera. This post is going to be really random. This is my street.

Here's a donkey, on my street.

Shadow patterns on a neighbor's house.

There are a lot of century plants in my district. I like them.

A view of the hill above my town, from the street next to ours.

I stopped and chatted with a friend.

Here's a typical house with its adjoining fields.

This donkey passed with a load of corn stalks

and its owner, going home at the end of the day

I walked on a path through the fields

There was a scarecrow protecting the newly harvested corn.

and more donkeys. It was a donkey kind of day

I stopped to talk with this woman who was sorting through beans in her field.

Then I headed back toward home. The shadows were growing as the sun sank.

This is a decoration on top of a house I passed.

Here's one of my students and his friend. They were playing in the street, which is perfectly safe, as the traffic is mostly donkeys and cows.

Almost home. This is the house across the street. I like its windows.

This is corn drying on the roof at our house.

Thanks for coming with me on my walk.


  1. Thanks for Talking Us on a walk! You are precious!

  2. Good morning how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Peru? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Peru in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez

  3. Loved our walk...wish I was there in person. Your pictures are beautiful, Alane! Great composition, quality of light and subject matter. They make me want to go there...

    love to you!