It's Tuesday again. Are you all coming to the T-party? Elizabeth hosts T for Tuesday at Altered Book Lover, so please join us with a blogpost with a drink in it.
I have several drinks to show you, but first I would like to share a few more photos from my photo club outing last week.
As we walked past, this donkey just popped his head out of the window. Gotcha! Donkeys are still used here by the older people on their land and seeing a donkey in the village is quite normal.
When they are not working their little patches of land, the older folk often do this sort of basket weaving. My neighbour does it too and he sometimes gives me something he made. On our walk last week we saw this:
Someone probably knew we were coming along with about 90 people and saw an opportunity.
I rather like the bottle holder and behold my first drink for the T-party:
The photoclub does a sort of a challenge every month with a theme. The theme this month was 'red' and this is my entry:
Of course I was at the bottom of the league table, but that doesn't matter. It was my first attempt and I have already learnt quite a bit.
Ok, what's been happening here in Spain? This weekend was the May cross festival. Everywhere in the village people, businesses and associations decorate a cross. Some outside on public squares, some indoors in businesses or clubs.
Sunday morning we got up early to go to a certain bar/restaurant here in the village that does lovely churros
(I featured them last week I think). On Sundays they do them from 7-11 in the morning. We went there early, before going to church. As it was the May Crosses festival, the bar had a cross in it too, representing something 'foodie' items and something typical of the area.
The name of the bar is El Patio de Angela.
The first glass is a bit wonky (purposely?)
A pair of flamenco dancing shoes (size cutesy small).
My friend works in the main hospital in Granada in the department for vascular surgery. This is theirs:
As per usual there are artifacts typical of the region and the board with the dancing lady is for the nurses to have fun with as there is a hole to put your face in.
They even had a plaque made for the occasion.
Now, lets not forget my postcard today. This week I received three from Russia. This is one of them:
It had some gorgeous stamps on it:
The triangular stamp is about Arts and crafts: shawls.
The green one is from 2010: Culture of Peoples of Russia - Head dresses of the Republic of Tatarstan - Kamchat burek.
The one on the right is from 2009 with another head dress: Culture of Russian People - National Head dress - Middle of XIX Century, Nizhniy Novgorod Province.
The card was sent to me by Liuba who lives in the Siberian city of Tomsk. She writes about the main event each spring when the main river that runs through her town reopens from the ice. She writes:"It happened with a lot of noise and cracking. The blocks of ice carry to the shore. Interesting and impressive sight."
I think I'll leave it at that.
Happy T-Day all!