The Amazing Clouds of Oaxaca

One of my favourite things about living in Oaxaca is the ever-changing skies. Living in a valley, we don’t get the postcard perfect sunsets you get at the beach – as the mountains snaffle the light of the dying sun each evening; but we do get the most amazing skies with endlessly different cloud formations.


(Below) Skies above Mitla – described as the second most important archeological site in the state of Oaxaca. While Monte Albán was identified as the political center, Mitla was the religious center in the Central Valleys.


IMG_2951The city of Oaxaca de Juárez is located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range, in the Central Valleys region of Oaxaca state. We are at an altitude of 1,555 metres (5,102 ft), which means we look out at the cloud forest in the Sierras.
Although the skies in other places are also not too bad.


A field in the predominantly agricultural community of San Sebastian Abasolo, 30 minutes from Oaxaca.
And below, at a random bus station in the city as I waited for the van to Ocotlán to fill with passengers so we could depart.


And finally, my palm tree. I live on the second floor and so this is my view in the evenings. The stars are also really bright in Oaxaca, so later on this palm tree silhouettes the constellation of Orion.