Machu Picchu Monday

Here’s a scene I believe it’s in Ollantaytambo, which is in the Sacred valley on the trek to Machu Picchu.

Walking in the Sacred Valley

Tbt: Old Peru

Another look back. Note the curious spelling…


Torreon de Machupijchu, Cuzco Peru (Photo: Cardcow)

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.


Tbt: Old Peru

I hope everyone had a good long weekend, and that you remembered why we “celebrate” Memorial Day. Now, onto June; may yours be the best. Here’s another look back:

Central Railroad, Peru Puente da Vitas. (Photo: Cardcow)

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday, May 22, 2017. We finally started getting hot here. I’ve seen 98 degrees now. The bee saga continues as the beekeeper has “no showed” twice now. We’re looking at alternatives…

Meanwhile, here’s some incredible steps at Machu Picchu;

Steps at Machu Picchu aren’t for the faint of heart…

Tbt: Old Peru

Today’s look back is a historical photo from a market in Juliaca, Peru. (Via

An Indian Market Scene, Juliaca, Peru (Photo: Cardcow)

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…

Tbt: Vintage Peru

Here’s an old postcard from the Port of Talara which is located in Piura in Northwest Peru.

View of the Talara Port (Via Cardcow)


Postcard Back

Machu Picchu Monday

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

Sacred Valley Waterfall