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Carefree Beauty - Front-door Smiles

Carefree Beauty – Front-door Smiles

The art of hammocking in Ecuador rivals another art, that of idyllic gazing from doors and windows!   Slow your pace and absorb the surroundings, and most likely you’ll find a set of smiling eyes peering from a window or doorway!  Smile, and they return a twice-as-radiant smile!

A Surprise Sonrisa from the Kitchen!

A Surprise Sonrisa from the Kitchen!

How could I NOT share these door and window moments to compliment the previous post about hammocks?

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Smiles between friends warm the heart!

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A smile between strangers sets off a domino reaction of positive energy!

Many of the window photos were taken during the Wear White For Peace march.  Click HERE to see a group of beautiful people from all classes uniting to halt crime in its tracks.

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Walking has many advantages over driving; the pace of life slows, and easy smiles bridge language barriers.
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Walter always smiles when I stop to buy fruits and vegetables!

Walter always smiles when I stop to buy fruits and vegetables!

Maria! How are you?

Maria! How are you?

I often call “UP” and ask how frail Maria is doing. Sometimes her replies are quite interesting!

Maria's having problems with circulation to her feet!

Maria’s having problems with circulation to her feet!


Walking home in the late afternoon, I enjoyed this dramatic light and shadow visit with two sisters patiently awaiting their mother’s return..

The Gift Of

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After an afternoon of picking coffee and exploring a new area, my friends and I met the Arturo family a few miles east of Jama.

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My good friend Chana shrugged when I asked if she had made an “Ano Viejo” for the traditional new year’s effigy-burning custom; In about an hour, we hurriedly created one!


3 bashful children and one confident leader!

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Peek-a-Boo, I see you!

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How can one not love these sweet people of Jama Ecuador?

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(Manta Ecuador Smiles)

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Surprise! Smile, you’re on candid camera!

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Sweet Dier – La Division Ecuador

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I could string a line of images from Ecuador to Mississippi and not run out of smling faces!    This post joins others on the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, Carefree.

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See this beauty and her lovely sister in CHILDREN AND THEIR GIFTS, written December 2012.