skywatch friday

My son took this photo on a trip to Mexico. He and my daughter-in-law went for long walks every day venturing far outside the property lines of our resort. My son has a good eye for photography, he’s less traditional than mom and likes to find the unexpected, which in Mexico isn’t hard to do. Every day, not far from this abandoned gate, they saw a lone man with a submachine gun standing guard. What he was in charge of protecting they never could figure out and they had the good sense not to ask (or take his picture!). When I think of Mexico, I can’t help but think of contrasts; the lush tropical landscapes, treasured ancient ruins, and the rich, colorful culture of its people contrasted against a history of poverty and the horrific drug war that has recently escalated.Β  My daughter and I were just talking the other day about light and dark, good and evil and whether one can exist without the other. It’s always an interesting debate, isnt’ it?

Where there is much light, the shadow is deep. ~Johann Wolfgang Goethe

15 thoughts on “skywatch friday

  1. Your son is a great photographer, Lilli… I do know that Mexico has its share of problems now–and they say that the border towns and areas are quite dangerous. Life is definitely full of evil along with the good. I try to enjoy nature –and not think too much about the evil.

  2. Your son is so blessed to enjoy this kind of scenery everyday; the clouds are just awesome. I cant wait for spring and summer when we can walk every afternoon after hubby gets home from work. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. God bless and thanks for visiting mine and leaving a nice comments.

  3. Weird looking scenery, makes you wonder what’s going on. Reminds me of Pink Floyd albumcovers, which is nice. Dartboard composition works here. Happy SWF!

  4. What a lovely shot. I love the fluffy white clouds… I’ve been to Mexico several times and love the country. Not sure I would want to go now, with all the turmoil and unrest. 😦 But sometimes the media exaggerates things, so it’s hard to know if it’s safe to go or not.

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