Have you ever considered retiring in Mexico? Have you wondered about daily living in a foreign country where you don't speak the language? What about hotels, hospitals, doctors, restaurants, banks, real estate and cultural activities? This is a diary of my daily life in Lake Chapala and other areas of Mexico. I don't speak Spanish. I am a single retired woman. I hope this blog will give you an idea of what to expect if you decide to make the move.
This morning I received an e mail from a friend saying she is moving out of here. I wonder how many other expats are going to make that same...
Thursday, July 7, 2011
My Favorite Photos
I spent half the morning going through my photos just from this past year, looking for my favorites. I came up with about 150. I am not very good at weeding them out. There are so many that I am fond of and that bring back good memories. I have several more years of photos to go through. But I may just give this project up for now. It is overwhelming. I noticed that the further back I go, the fewer photos I like. Maybe that means that my photos are gradually getting better. Or it could mean that the longer time between when I took the photos and now, the less attached I am to them.
I had this idea of printing some of them out, maybe having a little photography show. Maybe I can do it sometime in the future when I am able to be more objective about them and can weed more of them out.
I have my favorite subjects: sunsets, the lake, dogs, food, a few buildings, flowers, LCS grounds, musicians, the outdoor market, babies, children, beautiful young women, handsome young men, old people, families.... Okay, I love to photograph PEOPLE, living their lives.
I had this idea that maybe there would be a lot of people in town in October because of the Games in Guadalajara. I thought about selling photos in the market or on the street but I have never been good at marketing. I always spend a lot of money creating things to sell and then I can't sell them. It takes an entirely different kind of personality to do marketing. It is not me. I guess I will put this project on the back burner along with my idea of writing another book. Oh well, I am having fun and that is really all that counts in the long run.
I put on my favorite photo from yesterday's market..... Puppies in a cardboard box.....