Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 8 years. Okay, okay, now it's been 9 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Quick Mini Yard tour

Hola! Here is last night's sunset.

Things are heating up here (97 today, but a great wind! ) and I suppose that helps make these beautiful colors. Mt Cucharumba is to the right center of the photo. One of our large plumeria trees below.
By July it will be covered with gigantic green leaves. This is the tree with bare reindeer branches in the winter. Several months ago I showed you a photo of the full moon through the bare branches. Now I think this photo sort of looks out of focus, or maybe that is a heat wave in front of it.


another plumeria tree.............we have three large ones..................



and an itty bitty baby one. I just stuck this broken branch in the ground a month ago..........



limon tree ( we have two of these) looks really healthy..............that's a big amapa growing above it.............









an orange tree ( we have several)............see the orange?
And below, three of our palms. We have several more little palm gardens like this, little clusters around the yard. We plan to get more. I would like to have our whole yard covered with these. How awesome when they get about eight feet tall to be walking around the yard under a canopy of plumerias and palm trees? Senor feeds these like babies, all the time. He fertilizes, he waters, he talks to them when I am not looking. He says.......grow, grow, grow...........






adios, linda lou.....







4 comments:

Steve Cotton said...

Sorry we miseed you on the drive south. One of these days I need to get to Alamos.

Chrissy and Keith said...

You guys should grow some bananas. I have them here in Scottsdale so you should be able to do them just fine there. Mine are actually producing fruit as well as being lovely to look at. They take very little up keep, but a far amount of water. they grow like crazy.

Linda Lou said...

chrissy,
we have a baby banana, about 3 inches tall. we are talking about getting another, maybe a taller one, but everyone we know who has one complains about the amount of water they take! if we should go on water restrictions here, we aren't sure we want to be pampering a banana. i have thought about putting our 3 inch one in a pot......
steve, stop in anytime!

Chrissy and Keith said...

I started with 3 and we have dozens now, so 1 is just a fine start. They have pups like crazy. We cut our back to only 3 pups per plant. We dont water them but once a week in the winter, but the summer is hard on them. They are an herb. I think a small patch or pot is a nice look. Dont worry about the fruit. But it is exciting to see them with fruit.