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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Camera critters and shadow shots, Ecuador

To market, to market,

To buy a fat hog,

Home again, home again, jiggity-jog!


No, we didn't really intend to buy livestock at the Ecuadorian country markets after our trip to the Galapagos Islands some years ago, but if we had wanted any, it would have been easy to find. However, we went back to our Quito hotel (above) without buying a pig in a poke.

This little pig went to market...

© Photos by Kay Davies and Richard Schear    

















And this little pig went to roam!



Posted for
Misty Dawn's
Camera
Critters
Thanks, Misty!


and
for
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

28 comments:

Ralph said...

Well, I like roasted pork - but the capturing and preparing that meal is best left to the professionals!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

You have some good reportage shots from Ecuador.

Regards and best wishes

Dianne said...

I'd like to have a pet pig :)

your hotel looks like it was really lovely
the grass is so green

Jo said...

Oh my, Kay:) very clever and apt. I live just off a main road called Delville Farm Road. If I travel a few hundred meters down it, I can go and choose my pig and have it er, slaughtered right there! Sorry I've been so absent, but I 've had neverending Internet problems. Hopefully it's a thing of the past now. Big hugs for you and Dick and a head scratch for dear Lindy. Blessings, Jo

Pat said...

I like the shot of the black hog lying there like someone's pet Labrador Retriever. Also, the hotel looks very charming.

Sylvia K said...

Fun, great shadow shots for the day! It does look like a charming hotel and who could not like the black hog!! I agree with Pat!! Enjoy your weekend, Kay!

Sylvia

Gary said...

Gosh I may give up pork!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River.

sarayutouched said...

pigs can be very cute...

Kelly said...

And I have to respond with "to market, to market to buy a fat pig. Home again, home again, jiggidy jig!"

How funny that they're on leashes!

Cheryl said...

This looks like a really fun trip. So colorful and lively.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such interesting views of a market in Ecuador! And the little pig and his shadows are adorable!

T... said...

great shots, what fun pictures and now I can't get this little piggie out of my head...thank you for the smile

Joan said...

What a lovely hotel!
I love that saying, reminds me of when my daughter was young. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

It is so cool to visit a real market like that. But a little hard to prepare livestock off the hoof in a hotel room ;>) (And I love the nursery rhyme -- brings back soooo many memories!)

Jenn Jilks said...

These are so cute!!!
I love them.
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Crafty Gardener said...

interesting photos, great reminders of your trip

John McElveen said...

I'm smiling from ear to ear!! Need I say more?

And I Love the word free Blog by the way--it is almost impossible on some Blogs for me to comment!

J

chubskulit said...

The third shot brings a relaxing mood. I love that pig shot on the last.

Thanks for contributing art to shadow shots!

Coo Coo Clock Shadow

LV said...

Great pig and its shadows presentation.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The photos of the live pigs are precious!

Chapel Shadows

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love your post, very funny, and interesting shadow shots.

Powell River Books said...

Did you have pigs in a blanket for happy hour? - Margy

Lighthousegal said...

Pigs on a leash....interesting. I can't say that I have ever seen that. I can remember when I was a kid having to chase the little pigs when they would get out of the pen. They were a challenge to catch, that is for sure.
Interesting travels you have had!

diane b said...

A fun post. Ever tried to catch a greasy pig?

eileeninmd said...

What a neat visit to the market. I love seeing the hogs and pigs and would feel sorry for them. The hotel does look lovely. Thanks for sharing, have a Happy Sunday!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very curious images... Never thought of visiting Ecuador. Oh well, they have the Galapagos, which must be stunning!
God bless you!
Cezar

cieldequimper said...

Now why do I feel like one of these would have been a cool pet, lol?

Sorry, just kidding!

Beverley Baird said...

Great shots and shadows from Ecuador!