Road-side Market

There’s a new photo challenge on the block; how could I resist a personal invitation to contribute to a blog called, Let’s Be Wild?  We’re asked to contribute a post that represents the season of fall.

The category of “Fall” doesn’t apply well here in Ecuador, though there are certainly splashes of color and harvest scenes that remind me of fall!

Rice Harvest – Manabi, Ecuador

Grand Ceibo in Corn Field / Cruzita

The cacao’s autumn colors make it almost too lovely to process. Most of us happily accept the final result of mouth-watering chocolate!

The cacao seeds, raked throughout the day, dry on the sidewalk and are returned inside each evening.

Closeup of cacao seeds – Jama, Ecuador

Fall-like colors brighten the sidewalk market.

(Wouldn’t they look pretty in a cobalt-blue bowl?)

The pumpkin-orange colors represent fall best in the rural area where I live.   When I see these splashes of color along the roadside, I always think of Halloween, of the cotton harvest and of pecans back in Dixie!

For more illustrations of Fall, visit http://www.letsbewild.com/photo-challenge/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-1-fall.