Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 10 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, July 8, 2009

Happenings in the Yard

Buen dia!
Last night we had two very different evening skies.
The photo above is the eastern sky.
Immediately after in the photo below and across the street, is the western sky.Alot has happened in the yard in the last week.
The grass and weeds grew.
There are very few brown patches of tierra in the yard now.
The amapa tree is full of leaves.
It is in the center of the photo where Umberto is shoveling sand. Last year it did not have any leaves, but it did have one lonely lavendar flower. Beneath it is the big bushy limon tree. The plumerias are on the edges of the photo. And I am standing alongside the big palm tree.

The gardenia bush bloomed.
It has had buds for two months and they just kept drying up and falling off.
It smells so wonderful.
The limon tree by the amampa has bloomed again.
It is covered with hundreds of tiny fragrant white blossoms.
There is another limon tree back by the big palm.
I wish I could send you the smells.

The rabbit garden has new ears.

with her new baby ear on the left


with her new baby ear, also on the left

standing guard at the back gate

Two butterflies were mating in the limon tree.
I took twenty-five photos and only one was in focus.

A mama quail came to visit.
Senor took these photos of the quail. Isn't she beautiful?
He took about twenty-five photos and they are all in focus.
It was hard to choose which photos to show you.

Below, the quail is watching Senor.

Senor planted three types of corn in his new garden plot on July 1st.
They are already about four inches high. In the photo he has dug little holes around the baby stalks to loosen the hard dirt.
A second, smaller plot behind this one has melon seeds in it.

So, we are off to Tucson later this morning. The furniture is supposed to arrive early or late Friday or early or late Saturday. This is the first time we have used movers for anything.
Don't they know people have things to do, schedules to keep, crops to plant, butterflies and cactus to photograph? Grass to mow? Sunsets to watch? Quail to feed?
Seems like they should be able to say.........10am Friday or 3pm Saturday. I know I am probably wrong, there are all kinds of delays on the road for a mover. But I hate to leave my gardenia plant! Senor hates to leave his corn!
What if we come back Sunday or Monday and the corn has already got corn and the quail are eating it?
So, instead we will each be running to the truck, trying to beat each other to the drivers side. This will happen each time we get out and back into the truck, all the way to the last time we get out and in before the border crossing. I want to drive across the border crossing without getting so upset at the hawkers. I will feel more in control if I am driving. Senor wants to be the driver. In my last border crossing post I said we will flip for it. I will not be happy if I lose. Senor will not be happy if I win.
I have a baby shade on my 'Tucson To Buy' list. I am still planning to write NO, GRACIAS on the outside with a big black sharpie and pull it down when we get to the hawkers. That will help for future border crossings. But for this crossing I think I will just write it on a piece of paper and tape it to the window.
When we get back I plan to show you that we only need sixteen more beams before we get the roof on. It will go fast, like the happenings in the yard, I hope.
Senor says we are leaving in fifteen minutes. Ha! He is not even packed.
YES! I will beat him to the truck!


Chrissy y Keith said...

The hawkers were not bad on Sunday when we went through, but hopefully they were all voting anyway. i used the time to pluck my eyebrows. They would start to peer int he window, then just walked away.

1st Mate said...

You mean you're sometimes allowed to drive? How did you make that happen? I'm not even allowed to drive my OWN car if the Capt is aboard.

Last time we went through it only took 15 minutes.

Hope all your furniture arrives in good condition. I'm curious how you're received on your way back through the border, will they give you any hassle or not?

Cynthia Johnson and Mike Nickell said...

Man, you guys go NOB a lot! I hope you got to drive and that the border crossing wasn't too bad for you. Good pics and lots of GREEN in the yard.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

chrissy, I like the eyebrow plucking technique!
bliss, i get to do alot of the driving, but i do notice senor sits very upright in the passenger seat. we have only had 2 trips where we did get the red light and they wanted to know what was in the truck, i handed them the 'list', in spanish and english, and they read it and waved us through.
cynthia, you are so right, i know, lots of travel nob, i guess i tried to explain some of it in the latest post!!!!