Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day of the Dead (Part 1)




Dia de los Muertos
brings back such enticing memories. . .



The stalls in the markets




filled with little muertos figures






each with their own personality.




Marigolds -- by the armfuls and bucketsful. . . 




Colorful flags




Candlelit altars




the sounds of guitars




spooky senoritas




and lots of scary boys and ghouls. 



To share in Dia de Bloglandia,
Visit Rebecca and Stephanie.

18 comments:

Stephanie said...

Can you BElieve we were in San Miguel together last year...I love the photos, they bring back such wonderful memories!!!

thank you for sharing this with dia de bloglandia!!

Gloria said...

How wonderful that you were there sharing the offerings. Beautiful photos. Love your photos, thanks for sharing.

ellen abbott said...

As a kid I loved Halloween and as a mother with children, I loved it. Now that my children are grown, I don't really acknowledge Halloween. We never really got that many trick or treaters in our part of the neighborhood and now that I've moved out here to the country we get none. Now I really love Dia de los Muertos, the whole idea of it and I've always loved Mexico and it's culture.

Vintage Green said...

Judging by your photos...I'd say you had a wonderful time!! I love the marigold and cockscomb cross.
Beautiful!!

audrey said...

Hello Meri.
These are outstanding photographs and I thank you for sharing them. I love the marigolds and the skeleton.
This Day of the Dead celebration has been a joyful one for me mostly because of the bonding with those who have participated. Grieving for lost loved ones has always been such a lonesome empty thing ~ I now feel happiness knowing so many others have felt that immense grief and now joyfully honor and celebrate the lives of those gone before us.
♥ audrey

La Llorona Studio said...

Wonderful pictures. I can hear the music playing.
Adriana

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Delightful. Such wonderful photos and memories. What a journey we have all been on and it has been very special to experience Dia de los Muertos with those of you who have actually celebrated it in Mexico.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

wonderful...looking forward the subsequent parts and enjoyed the halloween prelude!

gemma said...

WHAT JOY! Feliz dia de los muertos to you dearest Meri.

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the day of the dead celebration! A wonderful tradition. Your pics are great. Laura- Cottage and Broome

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You'll never forget these sights and sounds, will you?!

The Veil Is Thin

Dawn Elliott said...

Meri,
I didn't want to miss your post, as I knew it would be filled with enticing photographs from Mexico!
Thanks for the memories!

rebecca said...

you have a way of transporting me beyond my wildest dreams!
thank you for believing and following me all the way to san miguel and dia de los muertos!

xoxoxoxoxoxo

foxysue said...

Your world is always so colourful, not being witness to this event I get the essence from your images!

Sue x

Queenie Believe said...

Wonderful images of this lovely holiday.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

lk moonwood said...

Great photos and wonderful musings on what was surely a most memorable journey.
: ) lulu

Julie said...

You've captured great imagery..so happy to have found your link!

Ascender Rises Above ! said...

I really love stopping by yearly to see the line up of blog posts; all the festivities for Dia de los Muertos. I love the whole idea of it and I've always loved Mexico and it's culture.