on a night like this, when it is calm and clear and not too chilly, i like to make myself a cup of hot tea and take it outside with a blanket, turning out all the lights in my trailer, to watch the stars. they play tricks as my eyes adjust. the stars seem to flicker and i think i can make out colors among the planets. the milky way just hangs over me heavily, suspended like so much dust, and i think i couldn't be anywhere better.
costa rica inspired me. the colors spoke to me and i wish i could do all of my shopping at such boisterous markets, where transactions are personal interactions and people shake hands. anyway, i am back in california with only souvenirs, ticket stubs, and a bundle of images to prove that i did go anywhere at all.
here are some pictures that make me smile.
the lettering on milk!
buenos dias indeed!
swordfish and religious propaganda, a great combination
i want one of these lamps in my home.
attention to detail
a snooty, silly coati
and an army of leafcutter ants. where are they going?
the toughest rooster
the brightest building
and a quality fruit stand.