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.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Alamos Rain

I like that Senor likes my sense of adventure. He rarely complains whenever I suggest we do something. And if he did complain it would be to simply crinkle up his nose in an 'I'm not so sure about that' look, but he would still go.
So, a few days ago when it began to sprinkle, i said............let's go for a drive.............Senor drove and I took photographs. ...and soon the thunder and lightning and wind came along and it poured rain so heavily that we had to pull the car over to the side of the road.

These are certainly not the prettiest photos of Alamos. You cannot see the charming and magical colonial architecture. You can't see the bouganvillea and trumpet vines spilling over the walls. But you can see how the streets and the arroyos fill with water when it rains. And you can see what happens if you decide to cross the arroyo.

You can see the high curbs and sidewalks, which by the way, were not designed like that so folks could stay out of the water running in the streets. They were high so the men and, especially the ladies, could get out of their carriages and go directly into their homes and businesses without having to step down into the street.

 So that's how it is when it rains here in Alamos. We have been getting some good heavy rains and are not experiencing the water shortages we had last year. But we have only had about fifteen inches according to our rain gauge and record keeping here in La Colonia Barrio. That is less that half of our average, so we hope to continue to get more rain through the end of October when the season ends.

Today there is not a cloud in the sky. Senor and Humberto are working on one of the walls and making the frame for a door way. Each time he comes inside Senor says it is going to be a really hot day. Fat cat Cookies is sleeping in the shower stall, on his back with his four paws splayed out comfortably to the sides. I am going to go get some laundry done.

Hope you are having a good day wherever you are.
que le vaya bien....linda lou

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