Mary On the Back


Everything is Better with Mary

Just ordinary ‘Burque folk, waiting for the picture taking booth at the ABQ Zoo.

On that pole to the left of the gentleman’s head is a red object called, a “ristra.” That’s a decorative arrangement of dried red chiles. These are often shellacked if they are to be hung outdoors as a sign of hospitality. People also use them like a hanging spice rack in their kitchens.

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