It Is Easy Being Green

Nothing makes me more happy than nature! To take a walk in the woods is a good remedy when I’m stressed from work and the city rush, or I do it just because I want to. I usually do it on week-ends.

The forest of Mexico City, Chapultepec, is so close to my home that I normally go walking towards there. Right there, I stroll around the places less crowded and after a while I seat in front of the lake enjoying the view of the green water, the nature, the people rowing the boats, the ducks swiming, the squirrels, the birds, or I seat at the botanical garden under the shade of big trees. This activity brings me peacefulness and an immense hapinness.

Sometimes, after that promenade I visit some museums which are located in the area, and my day is complete.

If you travel to Mexico City, I recommend you to visit Chapultepec and the museums in the area.

Note that this photographs are from various countries (USA, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico), and some others are about Chapultepec. You can see that by placing your mouse over each photo.

Weekly Photo Challenge: It is easy being green!

My new baby: a Living Stone

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

John Muir is certainly right. I can assure you that, because I have a window garden that makes me really happy! So, it’s not this time of the year without my plants. This is my newest little plant, which I bought the past week-end: a lovely lithop with a big yellow flower.

Lithops are also known as “living stones”, because they seem to be stones, as you can see, but they are living plants. An example of this amazing mimicry is that when I showed my little plant to a friend, he asked me about those curious stones that surrounded the flower, although it is the plant itself.

There are about 109 varieties of lithops, and they are native to the South of Africa dry regions. I read that this camouflage helps the plants to survive the animals in drought times, which otherwise would eat the plant to obtain the water they keep.

They are really impresive, when I see them, I’m always amazed by their variety.

Weekly photo challenge: it’s not this time of the year without…

Colors of the Water

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.

-Lao Tzu

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

Follow the Purple Path

National Arts Center
National Arts Center. Mexico City

Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow

Dragons Container

San Antonio Museum of Art. Texas
San Antonio Museum of Art. Texas. Asian art.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

Look Up

Mexico City
Mexico City Downtown

Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up

Overcast Sky

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California

I gaze through the window

a sky crying profusely over earth

which makes me remember fondly

how we hold hands in the dark

on a previous rainy day

at the day of our date

-mariannegv

One-wordpromt: Sky

 

Autumn Season Sunset

Ventura Harbor, California
Ventura Harbor, California

Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

Circle of Flavor

Circle of flavorWeekly Photo Challenge: Circle

Yeti face ice cream

Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair

Camarillo, California
Camarillo, California
Camarillo, CA
Camarillo, California
Camarillo, California
Camarillo, California
Camarillo, California
Camarillo, California

I just can’t help it, I love to eat in large amounts.

Camarillo, California
Camarillo, California
Camarillo, California
Camarillo, California

My sweet bubble girl (niece)

Who’s not happy in a Fiesta? This Fiesta and Street Fair took place on very hot summer days of July.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place