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Tbt: Old Peru

Snuck this one in late. It’s been a super busy time; we’re literally working “half” days, you know, 12 hours a day. The joy of being self employed!

Here’s some more from the incredible collection at Museo Larco:

Calm Face

stone face

Machu Picchu Monday

It’s a glorious day in Northwest Arizona. The temperatures are creeping upwards, but it’s still very nice, and the nights are cool.

Meanwhile in the tropics of the Sacred Valley:

Llamas at Machu Picchu, Peru

Tbt: Old Peru

Another week, another amazing look back at Peru’s interesting past through the wonders of the collection at Museo Larco en Lima, Peru.

Someone was having a bad day…

Machu Picchu Monday

I promised in an earlier post to update the train schedules etc. to Machu Picchu. Well, I’m happy to report that I’ve begun to review the whole trip again as we have friends that want to go, and I should be posting something soon. (Just as soon as I finish my taxes!)

Meanwhile, here’s a taste:

Lovely views at Machu Picchu, Peru

Tbt: Old Peru

Thursday’s look back continues our delightful journey through Peru’s past via the collection at Museo Larco, in Lima Peru.

At home, it’s the slog through taxes, and our busiest season here at the ranch. The weather is summer like, and the flowers are popping up daily. Our vistas are beautiful, but our noses are swollen from the pollen. Ah-choo!

Our prayers and best wishes go out to our country friends and neighbors in the Midwest who are suffering floods this year.

Ceramic, Museo Larco, Peru

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday, Monday…

Too much to do, and too little time to do it. Here’s a shot from Cuzco, in the Sacred Valley. Everyone comes through Cuzco on their way to Machu Picchu.

Have a great week…drink more coffee!

Another Cuzco view

 

Tbt: Old Peru

First day of Spring here at the ranch. It was warm yesterday, but today is a bit cooler. The days are getting longer, and the wildflowers are popping everywhere.

We continue our look at the amazing collection of ancient ceramics at Museo Larco:

Sculpture Museo Larco Peru

Yanawayin Lake Disaster March 18 1971

On this day in 1971, a disastrous avalanche caused the death of hundreds at Yanawayin Lake, northeast of Lima.

The site made world headlines in 1971 when on March 18 a rock avalanche of 100,000 cubic metres (3,500,000 cu ft)[5] fell from an outcrop of jointed limestone about 400 metres (1,300 ft) above the lake. It created a wave of 30 metres (98 ft) that destroyed the Chungar Mining Company (Cia Minera Chungar, S.A.) camp on the shore, destroyed all the mines’ surface facilities,[5] and killed 200–600 miners.[3][5][6]

Source: Yanawayin Lake – Wikipedia

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday after a St. Patrick’s Day weekend. We were busy, roasting and bringing coffee wherever we went. The weather was gorgeous finally. I’m actually getting a tan already!

Our garden has lettuce, cilantro, asparagus, and a surviving tomato plant from last year that is starting to return to life.

The desert is coming to life, and Spring is coming…

Meanwhile, our thoughts return to Peru, and Machu Picchu:

Terraces at Machu Picchu