Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Tuesday, April 12, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Babies, San Miguel

Since the streets and sidewalks are quite uneven in San Miguel de Allende (vast understatement!), strollers just don’t cut it.

Baby in hat with ears, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Baby gazing, in hat with ears, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Adorable baby with red hat and ball in San Miguel de Allende

Adorable baby in hat and boots with ball in San Miguel de Allende

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Published Monday, April 11, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dandelions

I do love dandelions, but not in my own yard. These were by the side of the road near my Seattle home.

Brilliant yellow dandelions bloom in early April

Brilliant yellow dandelions bloom in early April

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Published Sunday, April 10, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Colorful San Miguel shopping

The bright sun in Mexico makes the bright colors look just right. Here are just two scenes, could post dozens.

Stacks of neatly folded, colorful fabric on display in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Stacks of neatly folded, colorful fabric on display in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Dizzying array of colorful handcraft items for sale in San Miguel

Dizzying array of colorful handcraft items for sale in San Miguel

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Published Friday, April 8, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange flowers in San Miguel

Here are a couple of orange flowers blooming in March in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.

Macro of the yellow and orange flowers of the lantana plant, about an inch or 2.5 cm across.

Macro of the yellow and orange flowers of the lantana plant, about an inch or 2.5 cm across.

Some kind of orange flower, related to amaryllis?, common in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Some kind of orange flower, related to amaryllis?, common in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico [Later: yes, clivia is in the amaryllis family.]

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Published Monday, April 4, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roof plants in San Miguel

Many of the roofs in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico have plants in pots at the roof’s edge over the street. I do wonder about earthquakes, if not high winds.

Agave plants in terra cotta pots on the roof's edge, in San Miguel

Agave plants in terra cotta pots on the roof’s edge, in San Miguel

Agave spiky leaves and shadows on a roof in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Agave spiky leaves and shadows on a roof in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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Published Sunday, April 3, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Colorful San Miguel

Here are two photos of color, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Leather boots with a decidedly Mexican flair in San Miguel

Leather boots with a decidedly Mexican flair in San Miguel

I was charmed by the colors the building walls were painted in the central district in San Miguel, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

I was charmed by the colors the building walls were painted in the central district in San Miguel, a UNESCO World Heritage site. They go so well with the blue sky!

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Published Saturday, April 2, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Farm animals, Mexico

On our visit out to el campo on my recent visit to central Mexico, we got to see some animals. Three photos today!

Horse in enclosure in Mexico. Note cactus fence.

Horse in enclosure in Mexico. Note cactus fence.

Friendly white sheep, in need of some Woolite.

Friendly white sheep, in need of some Woolite.

So exciting! So adorable! Four-day-old baby chicks!

So exciting! So adorable! Four-day-old baby chicks!

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Published Thursday, March 31, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Parroquía San Miguel Arcángel

Two views of the interior, one above the other, of the Parroquía church in San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico. I have never seen bricked vaulted ceilings anywhere but in San Miguel.

The high ceiling of the famed Parroquía church is vaulted and covered with brickwork. I do worry about earthquakes when I see such a ceiling.

The high ceiling of the famed Parroquía church is vaulted and covered with brickwork. I do worry about earthquakes when I see such a ceiling.

The altar of the Parroquía church in San Miguel de Allende

The altar of the Parroquía church in San Miguel de Allende

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Published Tuesday, March 29, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

San Miguel wooden doors

The old doors of San Miguel de Allende are rightfully famous. I am sure there are many photography books on that just that subject.

Wrought Iron and earth colors adorn San Miguel de Allende

Wrought Iron and rich earth tones adorn San Miguel de Allende

Carved wooden door in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Carved wooden door in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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Published Saturday, March 26, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

San Miguel street scenes

The tiny streets of San Miguel de Allende are much better for pedestrians than auto traffic. All the buildings in the center of town must be painted in earth tones.

Narrow stone streets of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico

Narrow stone streets of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico

San Miguel is at 6500 ft. elevation, keeping the climate much cooler than other parts of Mexico

San Miguel is at 6500 ft. elevation, keeping the climate much cooler than other parts of Mexico

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Published Thursday, March 24, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

San Miguel courtyards

Walking around el centro, the main central area of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, sometimes you can peek into courtyards from the street.

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San Miguel de Allende courtyard, with mirror reflection

San Miguel de Allende courtyard, with mirror reflection

Sunshine in San Miguel courtyard

Sunshine and plants in San Miguel courtyard

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Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Arches at Bellas Artes, San Miguel

Beautiful groined vault ceilings at Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, the most beautiful art school ever. From the second floor walkway around a courtyard with orange trees, you can see a magnificent domed church, Las Monjas (The Nuns).

Groined vaulted ceilings around courtyard walkway in the Bellas Artes school in San Miguel

Groined vaulted ceilings around courtyard walkway in the Bellas Artes school in San Miguel

Spanish influence shows in the arches of this courtyard walkway at Bellas Artes in San Miguel

Spanish influence shows in the arches of this courtyard walkway at Bellas Artes in San Miguel, with a view of the 12-sided dome of Las Monjas.

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