Even though I was wearing hiking boots and not in the market for a shine, Shoe Shine Boy wanted me to take his picture. He approached us in the Plaza at Nuevo Progreso, Mexico, yesterday afternoon. It was extremely warm in the sun and he had apparently been working the streets all day. He seemed glad to take a break in the shade.
Casual Sunday morning on Sonora Street in Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The photo could have been taken in the 1950’s, but it was only two weeks ago in February, 2015. As always, click on the photo to see a larger image.
Hibiscus plants are popular among the residents of south Texas RV parks. Dried hibiscus flowers are edible; in Mexico they are candied and served as a delicacy, although I’ve never tried them. Wherever they are grown through out the tropical world, gourmands drink a tea made from the large, colorful flowers. It is also the state flower of Hawaii