What a surprise, woke up to overcast skies yesterday morning and they lasted clear into this morning. I had originally planned to go swimming about 7:30 AM this morning at La Madera beach, but since it rained during the night I changed my mind. Rain can cause run off and muddy up the water. Instead with the cloud cover I anticipated a killer sunrise and headed to the plaza just before day break to capture it. In front of the plaza Christmas tree was this huge curious pile of sand all cordoned off.
I assumed it was for a sand artist to sculpt and envisioned a nativity scene some time in the future. I then went off to wait for the sun to pink up the sky and got a few shots, but nothing spectacular and decided to return to the casa, when what to my wondering eyes should appear but the sand had been carved in my absence and I had missed the whole event.
As I was trying to take pictures of it , which was quite difficult as I couldn’t get far enough away because of the yellow tape I now noticed the sky was a bright orangy pink as the sun was coming up. Quickly tried to get a few pics, but the color didn’t come out as vivid as reality. I felt like I was continually having my back to the best action of the morning. I find it difficult to believe that the carver did all that in my absence, but I’m sure I would have seen the sculpture if it had already been carved when I took the first picture. Mysteries of life.
One of the great pleasures of life here is the quantity, quality, and variety of fresh fruit as so reasonable. I love being able to go out our door and the fruit vender being right there. But equally interesting are the beautiful displays at the many “fruiterias” around the mercado. Here we eat avocados daily, we put them on everything except cereal. Signing off KO