These pictures were taken around the hacienda and Ajijic and will be changed periodically.
Tied up "Mexican car."
Sharing the cobblestone streets with our four legged friends.
Clouds covering the top of the mountains across the street from our hacienda.
The highway into Ajijic.
Day Of The Dead--November 1, All Saints Day is dedicated to the memory of dead infants and November 2, All Souls Day is for adults. Burial plots are given a fresh coat of paint, floral tributes and elaborate altars are assembled laden with items that pay tribute to lost loved one and ease their journey homeward. Favorite foods are also brought to the deceased.
Day of the Dead evening program 2006
Children dancing at evening program 2006
"Dead" person strolling among the audience 2006
Children dancing at Day of the Dead program 2006
Ajijic Panteon (cemetery)
Some families provide music and food for the deceased.
Maestros Del Arte--Ajijic provides a venue to help promote Mexico's rapidly disappearing indigenous and folk art while educating the public about the plight of this art. Each artist is housed with local families that provide them with two meals a day. In the year 2005, 34 artists attended and in 2006, 56 attended.
Chess set made from papiermache 2006.
Eustancio and Martha Ornelas were our guests in 2006. Eustancio specializes in hand carved mask-making and kitchen utencils.
Karen modeling a Jose Flores creation 2006. It sold for $500.
Colorful local indian musicians 2006.
Hand carved masks.
Pineapple and Mayolica pottery.
Nahuatl alebrijes. Artwork made from beads by the local indians.
Talavera pottery. The artist was our guest.
Hand make Mexican rugs, blankets and bedspreads.
Hand made amate paper.
Silk embroidered clothing by Jose Flores. I was fortunate to model one of the creations.
The annual Chili Cookoff.
Various vendor booths.
The chiefs at work.
The local Indians.
Our new pets--Koi fish.
One of the many beautiful birds in Ajijic
The rainy season--clouds covering the mountains
It's Mango season