Monthly Archives: December 2013

Marigolds decorating a gate

A Wee Trip to Mexico

Back in early November Caoba took a trip to Mexico.

Many of the little shrines built for the Dia de los Muertos shrines were still standing, decorated with glorious, gold Mexican marigolds. Decorations also included gifts of food, beer and tequila as well as skulls, catrinas, candles and in one instance that we saw, a coffin.

Death as something to celebrate may be an unfamiliar idea to some of us, but it is a little easier to imagine when looking at these photographs.

Mexican Marigolds

Mexican marigolds; the flower of the Day of the Dead

Skeleton figures watching over a marigold-decorated coffin

Skeleton figures watching over a marigold-decorated coffin

Sugar cane, beer and tequila join the skulls and marigolds

Sugar cane, beer and tequila join the skulls and marigolds

Lots of marigolds

A beautiful splash of colour

A very fine candle holder

A very fine candle holder

An elegant shrine in the workplace

An elegant shrine in the workplace – a ceramics workshop