Category: Historical South America

Tilling in the Andes

High in the Bolivian Altiplano region of the Andes Mountains, the Aymara Indians survive by farming the harsh, rocky terrain. Truly a family affair where all hands are used to till the tough soil and plant potatoes, corn and wheat for future harvest. Today’s the day for digging […]

Where is it?

Think you’ve lost me? Nope, I’ve been a busy early Santa elf, preparing for the holidays as they snuck up on me and are peeking around the corner. I’ve been busy, busy, busy like the chipmunk gathering his acorns for winter. Things are starting to come together but […]

On an Adventure

Perhaps the year was 1960 high in the Andes Mountains on the edge of Lake Titicaca on the Bolivia side. Traveling, my mother and two older sisters were ready to embark on an adventure. Where they were to go, only they know. Perhaps to the Island of the […]

Beast of Burden

  High in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, donkeys work hard along their Aymara friends in the harvest. A true beast of burden. Image captured by William E. Carter, Anthropologist in the mid 1970’s. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When we are sure that we are on the right road there is […]