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.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

An Alamos Autumn Day

Buen dia. It is just a beautiful day here in Alamos. There is a strong breeze and the air is dry and smells like sweet jasmine. It is definitely an autumn day.

The Sierra de Alamos are filled with color as the tropical deciduous thorn forest begins to change. Some of the more prolific trees are the kapok, with its brilliant red and gold leaves, the yellow leaves of the elephant tree and the orange of the octillo. The hills are also home to oak and pine forests. As we get closer to the dry season, which usually begins mid to late October, most of these trees will lose their leaves, and the Sonoran Desert will take over with its enormous Etcho, a cactus similar to the saguaro, standing like soldiers against the brown hillsides.

Fall has always been my favorite season and it remains true, even in Mexico. We are waking up to sixty degree mornings and the air is cool and fresh, tinged with wood smoke. Days are still warming up into the nineties, but the humidity has dropped and the light has changed.

Clouds continue to billow, especially to the north and east, but we have not had rain in well over a week. With hurricane season lasting through November, it is posssible we will still get more rain, but hopefully all hurricanes will stay at bay.

The birds are out in big numbers today, enjoying the change in the weather. A hawk has been passing back and forth across the field next door. The cardinal family has been at the water dish most of the morning, leaving only to hide in a tecoma tree when the white winged dove swoop in for a visit. All of my wind chimes are tinkling merrily, swaying in the breeze alongside Senor's electrical tubing. Cookies is stretched out on the floor. Senor is stretched out on the bed.
It is just a very nice Alamos autumn day.


Jacqui said...

Now is the time to get lots of work done, as the intense heat and humidity starts to lessen.

We have just managed to train B&B to use the little doggy door as the cooler weather has started, so we no longer have to leave the back door open for them.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Good grief, I wish we could have a door for this fat cat of ours, but I think if we had a cat door, it would not be long before it would be an o'possum door, a raccoon door and worse yet, a skunk door.
Hope you are feeling better, Jacqui! LL

Ian Huntington said...

Linda Lou, Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! They so make me want to be there, but, the weather is changing here too. It may still be over 100 degrees F. during the day but the nights are cooling down into the 70's. With the change of the weather comes the start of the season with much business and work.
Enjoy these beautiful days, you're in a beautiful place.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Glenn Ian, we know it, we are in a wonderful place, very, very fortunate! LL