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"Let's get moving!" - Otavalo - Child in Bucket!

“Let’s get moving!” – Otavalo – Child in Bucket!

With great pleasure, I embrace the start of this week feeling much better! I’m not ready for the hurdles or pole-vaulting competitions, but as Johnny Nash’s lyrics state, ‘I think I can make it now, the pain is gone.’

Enjoy Jimmy Cliff’s version of the song while cyber-strolling through Playamart’s Ecuador files.

Pour a cup of coffee or tea – hot or chilled and take a magic trip to the middle of the world.  My neighbor Nelly will lead the parade!

Nelly at La Division

Nelly at La Division

Smiling Nelly gets silly!

Smiling Nelly gets silly!

P1740846 PINK NINAS JAMA PARADE

Jama Parade

P1740805 STILTS JAMA PARADE

Oh, to be tall! (No Chikungunya in those joints!)

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“I can see all obstacles in my way!”

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P1740877 JAMA PARADE MERMAID

Jama Mermaid

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San Vicente Cabalgata

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Near Montechristi

Near Montechristi

PARAPENTE RAUL Y BARB

It’s a bird.. it’s a plane.. it’s — SuperBarb!

Photo by Henry Groff

Photo by Henry Groff

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Marie Groff, Smiling with new friends in Cuenca!

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Silly moments in Jama

blue END OF DAY TIRED BUT SMILING colors adjusted

End of Day – Tired but Smiling… (Jama)

The rain is gone!

The rain is gone!

It's going to be a bright, bright sun shining day!

It’s going to be a bright, bright sun shining day!

Barb in Ecuador

Barb in Ecuador

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Barb y Laura help prepare for the exposition.

Barb y Laura help prepare for the exposition.

Guess Who?!

Guess Who?!

Detail=  Acrylic

Detail= Acrylic

 Hank and Marie - Guayaquil

Hank and Marie – Guayaquil

Hank and Marie - Mitad del Mundo - Ecuador

Hank and Marie – Mitad del Mundo – Ecuador

Canoa Beach Hotel, Canoa Ecuador

Canoa Beach Hotel, Canoa Ecuador

Center of Hot Tub

Center of Hot Tub

Canoa Beach Hotel - Quite a hot-tub!

Canoa Beach Hotel – Quite a hot-tub!

Manta Ecuador Playa Tarqui  -Hank and Marie Groff

Manta Ecuador Playa Tarqui -Hank and Marie Groff

Guaranda Ecuador - The out-of-control top landed in the gutter!  (Photo by Marie Groff)

Guaranda Ecuador – The out-of-control top landed in the gutter! (Photo by Marie Groff)

Sometimes no language is needed; the awol spinning top landed in the market gutter!  (Photo by Marie Groff)  Guaranda Ecuador

Sometimes no language is needed…(Photo by Marie Groff) Guaranda Ecuador

Cuenca Ecuador

Cuenca Ecuador

Rethinking the way we view our world...

Rethinking the way we view our world… Near Cayambe – Mitad del Mundo

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GYe – Sidewalk Museum, and what a grand surprise… Come meet the artist!

Manuel's surprise art museum -Guayaquil

Maestro Manuel’s surprise art museum -Guayaquil

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Museo Cancebi, Manta - Yes, We are Happy!

Museo Cancebi, Manta – Yes, We are Happy!

HAPPY SHOES!

HAPPY SHOES!

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Signing Bookmarks

Signing Bookmarks

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Bob Ramsak – Based in Quito for several months

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Iguana Park – Guayaquil

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Michelle in Manta

She did well!

She did well!

Cafe with friends - Thanks, Silvana!

Cafe with friends – Thanks, Silvana!

Always cheerful service at Jama's sidewalk cafe

Always cheerful service at Jama’s sidewalk cafe

Hacienda Guachala - Cafe Con Leche, Anyone?

Hacienda Guachala – Cafe Con Leche, Anyone?

The people's favorite: Coffee Cat!

The people’s favorite: Coffee Cat!

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The lovely bride at a fairy-tale wedding and reception. (cayambe- Hacienda Guachala)

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Lovely Ashleigh at the wedding…

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The bride and groom…

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Mr. Precious – Hacienda Guachala – Hall Wedding

Miss Nasturtium, my sunshine companion!

Miss Nasturtium, my sunshine companion!

P1760633 10 a.m. solstice visitors

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Guachala Wedding

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Ready, Set, Catch!

Worthy of a place in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, Ecuador's answer to a fireworks' display ;  a Castillo!

Worthy of a place in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, Ecuador’s answer to a fireworks’ display; a Castillo!

Monkey see, monkey do, I see a monkey just like YOU!

Monkey see, monkey do, I see a monkey just like YOU!

King Kong Sighted in Jama Ecuador!

King Kong Sighted in Jama Ecuador!

 

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El Presidente visits Jama!

El Presidente visits Jama!

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P8090331 correa jama red shoes

Everyone needs a pair of happy shoes!

How great of a gift was that?!!! True happy shoes!

How great of a gift was that?!!! True happy shoes!

Museo Cancebi/Manta, Ecuador - Time out for painting HAPPY SHOES!

Museo Cancebi/Manta, Ecuador – Time out for painting HAPPY SHOES!

El Matal Ecuiador - having fun with color!

El Matal Ecuiador – having fun with color!

Luchy y family...Cafe Palo Santo

Luchy y family…Cafe Palo Sant

Miguel might mention the gringita that admired his work!

Miguel – Otavalo Artist

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A painter and sculptor...

A painter and sculptor…

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Candid Moments...

Candid Moments…

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Otavalo

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And he smiled a genuine heart-warming smile!

And he smiled a genuine heart-warming smile!

What a serene smile! Do you think she looks forward to going to work?

What a serene smile! Do you think she looks forward to going to work?

P8090290 correa jama baby sucking thumb sleeping

Shrimp, anyone?

Shrimp, anyone? Punta Prieta – near Jama

Hank piloting the fantasy boat --- Punta Prieta near Jama, Ecuador

Hank piloting the fantasy boat — Punta Prieta near Jama, Ecuador

What's cooking at the street cafe?!

What’s cooking at the street cafe?!

Grilled Tuna For Breakfast!

Playa Tarqui – Manta Ecuador – Grilled Tuna For Breakfast!

Quito - Great friend Marta, great light and strong shadows

Quito – Great friend Marta, great light and strong shadows

P1720574 surprise visitors in swing

P1740863 precious girl in box

P1740861 precious nina in box

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Lovely Blanca – Quito

No hurdles for me this week, but I am happy to wean away from chikungunya’s creaky joints.  The ‘dengue fatigue’ is also better – yahoo!
Will be working and writing from Museo Bahia de Caraquez this next week.

Peruvian Boobies - San Vicente, Ecudor with Bahia de Caraquez skyline.

Peruvian Boobies – San Vicente, Ecudor with Bahia de Caraquez skyline.

A Happy Tour! Boat taxi/San Vicente to Bahia de Caraquez

Dancing off the boat taxi!

Dancing off the boat taxi!

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Who’s next?

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Precious Princess! Otavalo

Have a good week, everyone!  Z

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