Machu Picchu Monday

Monday, Monday… Hope you’re enjoying a wonderful 4th of July long weekend. Far away on another continent in the high altitude Inca city of Cuzco:

On the streets of Cuzco, Peru



Machu Picchu Monday

First Monday in June. We’re enjoying the long days, but the daytime temps have recently climbed into the low 100’s & it’s not much fun trying to do stuff outside right now. Mornings are good though, so every day there’s some little project waiting.

Yesterday, in a rare moment of not paying attention to the desert while walking to the garden, I found myself within striking distance of  Mohave Green rattlesnake. He coiled and rattled, and I jumped about 8 feet in a microsecond, heart pumping and a full shot of adrenaline. It was a moment of profound gratitude; it could have easily gone very wrong. My sense of caution is renewed…

Here’s a shot of some folks sitting on a bench to try to give a little perspective to the towering mountains surrounding Machu Picchu. No wonder it wasn’t discovered until 1911…

Sitting on the bench at Machu Picchu.


Machu Picchu Monday

Geez, it’s Monday alright. The jeep began to make some terrible sounds in Kingman today, but it turned to be just something that had come loose bouncing down the dirt roads out here.

But then after returning home, the bees began swarming on the front porch…see below for today’s bonus pic!

Here’s the Machu Picchu Monday photo, a shot taken with a look at some ancient ruins above Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley:

Above Ollantaytambo, Peru

As promised, today’s Monday surprise (the bees:)

The bees are swarming on the front porch…

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday, Monday…here’s another photo taken in the Sacred Valley near Machu Picchu. Enjoy:

Sacred Valley Waterfall

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday, back from Seattle & the Specialty Coffee Expo. Whew! We have orders, but photos to follow. Meanwhile, here’s your Machu Picchu Monday shot:

Machu Picchu – One of the Seven Wonders of the World

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Here’s a few links for your weekend reading pleasure. Have a good one, and be safe…


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Machu Picchu Monday

First Monday in April. The year is moving by fast, but we’re enjoying a gorgeous Spring in northwest Arizona. Meanwhile, here’s Machu Picchu Mondays’ pic :

Machu Picchu One of the Seven Wonders of the World