There really is nothing else like this celebration. On the Mesilla Plaza just south of Las Cruces people built altars to remember their dead. It's hard to describe the combination of death, love, and humor present on the beautifully sunny afternoon when my sister and I strolled around the plaza.
|Lots of sun, lots of people|
|A tribute to the murdered women of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; in the background on the black boards are hundreds more names honoring military dead|
|Altar for a little dog|