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Out and About…

Every day holds a new treasure, if you stop to look…


One of the many unique & colorful doors in SMA

Every day holds its own magic, if you slow down to see it…



Life is vibrant, full of color…


One of many very unique doorknobs in SMA

if you pause to perceive—to allow your imagination and sense of awe to step in…

When you honor your soul passion, even in the midst of some of life’s challenges—live your truth, find your freedom, spread your wings and turn your face to greet the sun’s liberating and nurturing rays…

Sun Dial

Hammock view from inside our garden

When you come back to your breath, the moment, Mother Nature, and the gifts of this human existence…when you can be present to the here and the now. Life mirrors your output—you ‘spot what you got’….



My outs and abouts around San Miguel de Allende are always varied, no two are alike…a feast of firsts for sure. I love the variety, the color, the sensory stimulus I am always greeted and gifted with. There is so much to discover, so many adventures to be had. I feel at times like a kid in a candy shop, so many treats at my fingertips.

Tree carvings Parque Juarez

Tree Carvings at Parque Bonito Juarez

I know to never leave home without a camera, ever. I just never know what I’ll come upon.

All of these pictures were taken by me, many with my cell phone.

The possibilities are endless.

Dog Nose under Door

A neighbor


About the author: Together with my Retired Firefighter Husband and our now 19-year-old twins who were just 8 when we immigrated to Mexico in 2012, we have created a joyful life of design and freedom South of The Border. Welcome to Los O’Gradys in Mexico! Saludos, Katie 🇲🇽 ☘️

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Frank July 14, 2014, 11:34 am

    I’d say you captured it baby!
    It is a feast everyday.

  • Maria Lee July 15, 2014, 7:53 am

    Your photos are beautiful! Thanks for posting. Maria Lee

    • Katie O'Grady July 15, 2014, 9:05 am

      Thank you Maria for you kind comment!


      Katie O’Grady

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