“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
Smiling Nelly gets silly!
Oh, to be tall! (No Chikungunya in those joints!)
“I can see all obstacles in my way!”
San Vicente Cabalgata
It’s a bird.. it’s a plane.. it’s — SuperBarb!
Photo by Henry Groff
Marie Groff, Smiling with new friends in Cuenca!
Silly moments in Jama
End of Day – Tired but Smiling… (Jama)
The rain is gone!
It’s going to be a bright, bright sun shining day!
Barb in Ecuador
Barb y Laura help prepare for the exposition.
Hank and Marie – Guayaquil
Hank and Marie – Mitad del Mundo – Ecuador
Canoa Beach Hotel, Canoa Ecuador
Center of Hot Tub
Canoa Beach Hotel – Quite a hot-tub!
Manta Ecuador Playa Tarqui -Hank and Marie Groff
Guaranda Ecuador – The out-of-control top landed in the gutter! (Photo by Marie Groff)
Sometimes no language is needed…(Photo by Marie Groff) Guaranda Ecuador
Rethinking the way we view our world… Near Cayambe – Mitad del Mundo
GYe – Sidewalk Museum, and what a grand surprise… Come meet the artist!
Maestro Manuel’s surprise art museum -Guayaquil
Museo Cancebi, Manta – Yes, We are Happy!
Bob Ramsak – Based in Quito for several months
Iguana Park – Guayaquil
Michelle in Manta
She did well!
Cafe with friends – Thanks, Silvana!
Always cheerful service at Jama’s sidewalk cafe
Hacienda Guachala – Cafe Con Leche, Anyone?
The people’s favorite: Coffee Cat!
The lovely bride at a fairy-tale wedding and reception. (cayambe- Hacienda Guachala)
Lovely Ashleigh at the wedding…
The bride and groom…
Mr. Precious – Hacienda Guachala – Hall Wedding
Miss Nasturtium, my sunshine companion!
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!
Monkey see, monkey do, I see a monkey just like YOU!
King Kong Sighted in Jama Ecuador!
El Presidente visits Jama!
Everyone needs a pair of happy shoes!
How great of a gift was that?!!! True happy shoes!
Museo Cancebi/Manta, Ecuador – Time out for painting HAPPY SHOES!
El Matal Ecuiador – having fun with color!
Luchy y family…Cafe Palo Sant
Miguel – Otavalo Artist
A painter and sculptor…
And he smiled a genuine heart-warming smile!
What a serene smile! Do you think she looks forward to going to work?
Shrimp, anyone? Punta Prieta – near Jama
Hank piloting the fantasy boat — Punta Prieta near Jama, Ecuador
What’s cooking at the street cafe?!
Playa Tarqui – Manta Ecuador – Grilled Tuna For Breakfast!
Quito – Great friend Marta, great light and strong shadows
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.
A Happy Tour! Boat taxi/San Vicente to Bahia de Caraquez
Dancing off the boat taxi!
Precious Princess! Otavalo
Have a good week, everyone! Z