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... up a tour. On our way into the forest we passed by several small towns with local specialties such as woven baskets, honey, and a mystery cider drink which Chris of course had to sample. We hiked up the mountain into the reserve and found thousands of beautiful bright orange butterflies fluttering above our heads and resting in the pine trees all around us. It is difficult to comprehend how these tiny and delicate creatures are able to make such a ...
May you be joyful
For no one, nothing, no mortal wound
May take it away
Joy arises from within
And yes it may wax and wane
But arising from within
It may not be cut out
So fearlessness is its companion
And delight is its expression
Enjoying life's ebb and flow
The pure potential in each moment
... art. Although in the past, the area was mined for copper, today the art is produced from recycled copper wire! We visited a small town next to Patzcuaro and watched a demonstration showing the hand production of copper vessels. Non of it is machine produced. The copper is melted in a wood-burning fire and then hammered by hand using large and small hammers. Even I got involved in the hammering! I was impressed by the quality of the vessels. I ...
... as there was a Semana Santa crowd still.
I pulled in at sunset, found a cheap room, and wandered the bustling market square looking for food. For some reason I tend to avoid street-stall food, but every time I do partake, I love it. Tonight was one of those nights. For about $2 I had a full plate of perfectly seasoned and grilled carne asada, tacos, quesadillas and a ...
... the Temple and Conservatory of the Roses. The church was built to educate poor Spanish girls and widows. Attached to it is a conservatory. We stayed a bit to hear what music we could. Jim and I were here yesterday on the group tour but he likes opera, having a chuckle at a student having to try to hold low notes.
Across the street is the pretty Luis Gonzalez Guiterrez Garden, popularly known as Las Rosas Garden due to the collection of relgious and ...