Nothing takes me back to the earlier times than seeing the burros on the streets in San Miguel de Allende. This group of burros with their owner were delivering firewood (lena) door to door.
In the summer time, the burros are loaded down with burlap bags full of dirt and mulch for the garden. I can always tell when it is the burro man knocking at my door looking for a sale. It is load and never ending.
Talk about a well dressed milk man on his burro.
A successful day in town! After a bit of rest, they have to make their journey back to the countryside (el campo).
My good friend, Guadalupe who owns Penzi (an event planning business specializing in elegant and unique weddings) has her own burro named Benito. Benito graces the scene of most weddings in town with his decorated baskets filled with shot glasses and a bottle of tequila. If you can believe it, Benito has his own Facebook page!
On Calle Cuna de Allende, this burro is patiently waiting for his owner to make a sell so he can lighten his burden.
This little furry guy lives out at a ranch owned by a friend of mine outside of town. I just adore this sweet burro.
A sleepy burro. It must be siesta time! Then time to go home.