Later in the afternoon my son-in-law called to tell me that the birthday present he has been working on for me was ready. I went right over and this is what awaited me.
This is a painting of the huge indoor/outdoor market in Cuenca, Ecuador, my son-in-law Carlos' home town. Isn't it wonderful? It is not only a beautiful painting, but has special significance to me. When we spent Christmas and New Years in Ecuador in 2005/2006 Carlos' mother took me to the market to help her shop for a fabulous New Years Eve dinner. It was a memorable experience seeing all that beautiful food and beautiful people. You can see my photos of the market here, on our Ecuador blog.
Now, Ray is reheating the last of my birthday enchiladas for dinner. My birthday was actually on Sunday, but today has been a very good birthday!