Saturday, January 03, 2009

At the Mercado and a trip to FLICKR

Wow, another year over!

Last year one of my goals was to post to the blog more often.
So, let's check the numbers.

2007 - 12 posts~ ouch!
2008 - 40 posts~ yippee!

So I think I did well there, so this year I aim to have 52 posts up by the end of the year. 12 more than last year. I think that is doable.

I will also be trying to focus on my photography. I finally got around to setting up a FLICKR account. So, if you are so inclined, check it out and feel free to leave comments on the pictures. Your feedback will help me improve.

Also check out the FLICKR widget I have added on the right. Only have about a dozen pictures there right now but will be adding on a regular basis.

Allow me to leave you with a picture.

Saturday Morning, at the Mercado

Friday, January 02, 2009

Basketball Anyone?

Rainy season is over, the next rain will be in June. Many fields that were green are now brown. It's fun to take an afternoon and explore an area by the lake that I haven't had a chance to yet. Dirt roads abound in the little villages around the lake. It is on these roads you find the oddest things.

Basketball Anyone?...... Anyone......
(Click the picture for a better view)

Whilst on one such drive, toodling down a dirt road between a village and the lake, between farmers fields and and assorted livestock I come across an unusual sight. In the middle of no-where I find a basketball court. Now, once in a while you come across a ghost town somewhere. A little more often you come across an abandoned Pemex station, usually abandoned so that they could build a new one across the street. But this is the first time I have come across a basketball court.

Now when we moved down to Mexico, I expected to find soccer fields everywhere, but not basketball, but every school has at least one, and we have even seen a monastery or two with basketball courts.
I guess they take up a lot less space, and you do not have to cut the grass, water and fertilize them.

The Bulls vs......??

I grabbed a quick picture then and there, it gives you an idea of what the setting was like. On my way back home, later that day, I drove past the court again, and grabbed a much moodier picture as dusk was approaching.

If you look carefully you can see that the Bulls have played on that court, and I don't mean the NBA team.


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