It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Summer Time and the Living is Easy

Pup's park was empty, they have taken the benches away and there is now nowhere to sit and listen to the birds and admire the Ombu trees.
Of course, there is also no Pup wandering around, sniffing, admiring the big purple flowers and keeping one eye on us all the while.
So we did not linger , but walked on.
The sausage vendor at the Recoleta Cultural Center, where in my opinion, you risk becoming one of the inhabitants of the nearby Recoleta Cemetery if you eat from here.
I thought I saw a pigeon pop an Alka Seltzer when we walked by ..
You see Palm trees .. I see Parrot condos ..
These trees grow in the courtyard of the Recoleta Cultural Center, part convent , part museum, part ancient old church.
The parrots are very happy, they make a bit of noise but it seems to be fairly happy noise.
I will take the parrot noise over the traffic sounds any day.
But I am not taking myself off to the convent, so it is traffic noise for me.
It is very warm.
It is definitely Summer Time.
Time for tea. Iced tea.


High Heeled Life said...

Reading your post certainly took me back to beautiful Buenos Aires... it's hard to believe it was 1 year ago that we were getting ready to leave Peru, where we had spent Christmas and soon would be celebrating the New Year! and what a wonderful surprise of having the opportunity to get to meet you and your sweetheart and to this day Mr.G and I still speak of gorgeous and gentle Pup. Having furbabies ourselves we keep you in our thoughts and prayers that the firsts without Pup are quickly replaced with all the wonderful memories that will forever be held in your hearts.

Stay cool my friend, though I wish I was right there enjoying the warmth. The snow has finally arrived and the bitter cold with it.

Wishing you both a very Wonderful and Happy New Year filled with all that life has to offer! Much love and respect, xo HHL and Mr.G

NotesFromAbroad said...

What a treat that was, to run into you there and at least share hugs and hellos !
It is amazing how much better a person feels after a bit of Volta Suisse Chocolate ice cream. The heat just fades away ~
Thank you , thank you and thank you <3

Pearl said...

Summer. Oh, yes, tell me more about the summer time!


I'm still floored that there are parrots in the trees!


NotesFromAbroad said...

Bright green and noisy, Pearl.

Blog Archive


And Don't Forget To Visit Me Here Too !

See more photos here

sunset in Buenos Aires