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Tuesdays of Texture | Week 10 of 2015

Every Tuesday I post a photo of a texture or the use of a texture and share a detail of my part of the world.  

I invite you to join in the fun of sharing an image of the textures around you by including a link to this post in your own post (you don’t have to make an exclusive Tuesdays of Texture post!).  You can also @ naramilee in twitter or instagram if you want to share an image from either platform. 

You can find an image you like during the week if you don’t have one today :)  


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Güama tree
Güama Texture

There’s a slope in a road in the town of Hatillo that’s dubbed “la cuesta del güamá” or güama’s slope.

I’ve asked everyone from that town if they remember a güamá tree ever being there and no one from that town has ever seen a güamá.  In fact, no one I know has seen one there, or anywhere.  They used to be everywhere or so I’m told by old people, but my generation doesn’t know them.

So the other day we see this tree blooming in manfriend’s father land and manfriend asked what it was because he couldn’t recognise it.  That never happens, manfriend is like a walking flora encyclopedia.  Manfriend’s dad tells him, very calmly, that it’s a güama.  Manfriend proceeded to freak out and run towards it like a kid in a Disney park.

In less that a year of plantation they are seeing this tree bloom.  It’s like a living miracle.

The puffs are going to disappear very soon and transform into flowers, which makes me want to share them now rather than later.

Speaking of sharing, lets go around and have a look at this beautiful contributions:

I love the colors and the light on Klara’s shot.

 Debbie found a few lamp post that were yarn bombed!  I would love to see one of these things one day.

The last picture of De Tout Coeur Limousin almost smells like hot cocoa and cheese. 

I don’t know the actual use of this bucket but I would have that in the middle of my living room just to look at it as much as I can.  #IGotMyRusticOn

Have a happy and textured Tuesday!

Silent Monday

The grandfather of a very close neighbor passed away yesterday and is going to be buried today.

In the words of manfriend:  part of the man he is today, he owes to him.   He was the first person to employ him, in a milking farm, when he was a boy.

Manfriend had the honor of seeing him one day before his passing and is spending the day today saying goodbye.

I’m skipping Dancing Mondays today to make a space for Don Turin’s legacy;  may his love for the land live on and his teaching of hard work never be forgotten.

Rest in peace.   I hope you meet my grandfather in heaven and have very long, pleasant conversations about tractors and cows.

With the wind.

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The Week Elsewhere | Week 9

Mine

This happened the other night.

That was the Highlight of the week work wise.

In the world wide web

Women was filming crab walking outside of the water, chillin, when it WAS SNATCHED BY AN OCTOPUS.

On the list of things you need to know:  Jack of Titanic was a time traveler.   

Looking at frozen waves feels very relaxing.  But sorry about the cold.

Six important issues addressed at the Oscars.  Or all you need to know about the Oscars.

Will Smith singing the Fresh Prince theme in Ellen.  Get ready to sing it!

Have a happy day!

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He’s working it

Look at this little one posing.

Look at him posing. #bug

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He’s adorable specially because he’s not in my clean laundry.  I also love the spider web behind him.

I hope a bit of the warmth in this photo gets to those who are still under snow.  The rest of you, enjoy a walk outside, it’s beautiful out there.

Have a fun day!

First steps first

So.  Living here so far.

Apparently the more things I get out of here and into my house (my parent’s house, which will always be my home) the more clutter we seem to have over here.  Very weird phenomenon to watch.

Baby J’s things are NEVER organised, nor in their place.  EVER.  It just doesn’t happen no matter how much I pick up after her.  And so far I’ve moved out two huge trash bags full of toys.

There’s something about trying to condense all our possessions into the smallest place possible that makes it impossible to find anything.  I’ve tried many organising techniques and still, I loose basically everything I need at all times.  It drives me crazy.

That and discovering that my mother in law lets Baby J bite her crib (which will later transform into a full size bed).  I can’t get over that no matter how hard I try.   I also can not overcome the fact that there’s a lizard or a salamander in every room of this house and I HATE lizards and salamanders.

I also find one of these in nearly each laundry load I do.

Found in clean bed sheets. Because #HardcoreCountryLife

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That should give you an idea of how comfortable I’m here.  (Additional clue:  NOT AT ALL.)

That’s why a few weeks ago when we got a preliminar blueprint of manfriend’s future apartment I almost exploded of joy.  Not even because the master bedroom seems to be fourteen feet long, but because there is a master bedroom in there!  And another room for Baby J!! And a bathroom!  And get this:  a kitchen!

We are not even receiving the final blueprints until next month and we can’t even think about beginning to  build yet, but I’m gonna take that as a first step because I REALLY need a first step at this point.

And man, it looks good.

I hope you have a great beginning of the weekend!  Because OMG thank God for the weekend.  (Although I still have to work through it, I don’t care, at least there’s no calls involved in the weekend.)

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Woodpecker in tree

A couple of days ago I was able to escape the craziness that work has been the last weeks to go on a walk.

I heard a thumping up in a tree in front of us at one point and looked up to find A WOODPECKER.  A living one, wood pecking in the wood.  I picked up Baby J to show it to her.  I think she made it out through the trees, something I wasn’t as lucky with the camera.  I tried anyway and managed to catch this horrible picture of the subject.

Woodpecker!

I’m gonna make up for the quality in enthusiasm:  THAT’S A REAL WOODPECKER IN A TREE.   In case you can’t imagine, I had never seen one before.  I heard one months back in a tree close to the house I’m living in but I couldn’t see it.  It was pretty cool for the biologist in me to see this famous bird.

I shared this with the cool people of the Look Up, Look Down Challenge.

Have a great day!

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Tuesdays of Texture | Week 9 of 2015

Every Tuesday I post a photo of a texture or the use of a texture and share a detail of my part of the world.  

I invite you to join in the fun of sharing an image of the textures around you by including a link to this post in your own post (you don’t have to make an exclusive Tuesdays of Texture post!).  You can also @ naramilee in twitter or instagram if you want to share an image from either platform. 
You can find an image you like during the week if you don’t have one today :)  


(Links to this post will automatically appear as ping backs.)

A few weeks ago while road tripping we passed this house.  It had been featured on a local tv show for it’s peculiarity.  Can you spot it?

Seashell house.

Maybe here.

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It’s covered in seashells!  I thought it was really cool, specially because the house is very close to the shore, but it’s also a little crazy.  The owner had a lot of time of his hands :)

That has to be, to date, the most peculiar textured object I have found.  All the contributions have, of course, far exceeded my own finds :D

Speaking about contributions, I whole heartedly thank you for sharing your images in this project.  This week was much fun, check out these very cool finds:

Norm is giving you a free three minute course on curling just for looking at his image, which I think is a great deal.

Lessy on the other hand is taking us to bouldering, which requires a no-fear policy towards heights.  I love all the sports in the this week’s contributions!

De Tout Coeur Limousin shared a collection of images of which I think I like the second one most, but it’s VERY hard not to go with the puppy because CUTE PUPPY.

Peacecrafting shared a small collection of photos where she left the best for last showing a silver tone tree bark that I found lovely.

scrapydotwo shared a coffee related post with a few awesome macros that contain coffee in various stages.  I’ll probably loose more than half of the reader at this point when everyone craves coffee thanks to this contribution.  That’s okay, you can totally go get your fix, I understand.

Lindy shared a carved image that left me both yihaaw! and seriously?!  Beautiful detail of a textured work.

prior shared a few shots in her beautiful post that talks about parenting teens (but I think it’s more parenting in general) and parents should go there and soak in those words.  Amazing tips on communication!

Aly is looking up in her post and it looks beautiful!

Have a fun and textured Tuesday!