Archive for the ‘Today’s Delights’ Category


This week I saw a posting on FB of people practicing a form of yoga in a studio. Beautiful red-colored fabrics  were keeping them afloat as they glided from one position to another. It was mesmerizing to watch. And so now when I pass the scene below with beautiful colored fabrics draped over the edge […]

puro café

There is a place in Cuenca where a delicious cup of coffee and home-made baked goods can be enjoyed in a relaxing outdoor setting with an expansive view. It’s at Puro Café located in back of Todos Santos on Calle Larga. And it’s obvious that Sandra, the owner (she comes from Belgium and her pastries […]

bamboo juice . . . *uh-oh, mistake!

How is it that I’ve never heard of, let alone tasted, bamboo juice before visiting Otovalo? It was by pure accident that I discovered a young woman hacking away at part of a bamboo tree as I passed her shop. I’ve always appreciated all that the bamboo tree gives us. So when I saw them […]

you forgot how to play, oh no

Will you come and play with me? What, you forgot how to play? Oh no, you’re funny, come; I can show you; I love to play.

a movie called one chance

Do you like beautiful music, gorgeous sites, comedy, drama, a true story, captivating characters, great acting? Have you watched this movie? You might want to because it’s . . . just plain wonderful.

a quiet presence

This sweet, sweet babe was carefully bundled, and tied to the mother’s body. They were walking in front of me, and I wanted to take a picture of the beauty of this tiny face sleeping so tranquilly.So I gently tapped the mother’s shoulder. I was careful when I did this because I can tell it’s […]

88 steps

These 88 steps lead up to Hermano Miguel and Calle Larga to the beautiful old historic El Centro, and down to the Rio Tomebamba and over to Parque de la Madre where you’ll find the new part of Cuenca. When walking up or down the steps you’ll often see young people proudly selling the nicely-displayed […]

good idea?

Let’s let any stress we’re feeling today melt away . . . and have a Saturday of pure enjoyment. Good idea? ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* Simply be who you are, do what you do best, be where you are called by joy, and let life work its magic on your behalf. ~ […]

dr. seuss

@TheRealPsychics: “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! I really like the above quote. Oh how the memories return of how much fun it was to read his books to my children.

quiet by susan cain

I found a book at Carolina Bookstore in Cuenca; it’s called Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. It’s written by Susan Cain. I don’t think this book could have been written any better. To read it is to have a clear understanding of what it means to be an […]

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