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


Tbt: Old Peru

Another look back through the magic of the marvelous collection at Museo Larco:

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Machu Picchu Monday

We’re planning a trip again to Machu Picchu again this year with long time friends who have never been there. It will give me an opportunity to check train prices etc. I’ll be sure to update everyone here.


Another view of the ruins at Saqsaywaman in the Sacred Valley below Cuzco:

Tbt: Old Peru

Here’s yet more from the amazing collection at Museo Larco in Lima, Peru. Enjoy!

Machu Picchu Monday

It’s Monday again! Well, at least it has warmed up here in Northwest Arizona.

As always though, we’re still dreaming of the tropical weather and the vast and wonderful mysteries of Machu Picchu:

Lovely views at Machu Picchu