Hola! We are blasting out of Alamos at day break. How did this day come so quickly. The flowers, cranes and pinwheels, packed away in their boxes, will make the trip flat and will be opened in Breckenridge. The fabrics and rolls of satin ribbon are ready. The decorated cards for the "Blessing Tree' are bagged and packed. Rehearsal clothes, and parts of wedding clothes are suitcased. They will meet up with other clothing and of course, the boots, which have all been sent to KD's condo.
Even Senor's tie, which he dearly loves, is going to Colorado. KD and I have both tried to tell him it just does not match with the wedding colors, but he is convinced that when KD sees it she will love it as much as he does. I told him he can wear it to the rehearsal dinner. KD told him he will look like a Navajo rug. And I think this is why he loves it, hand woven Navajo rugs and blankets are one of his passions. I just don't think it will work.
Below are a few of the flowers and pinwheels, and cranes, opened.
By now, the setting is covered with beautiful wildflowers and the Lodge Pole pines are brilliant with baby new needle shoots. The river is rushing by the wedding stage and the creek is flowing through the bowled ampitheater. If you want to know more and see what is going on you can by clicking on the pinterest button on the right. You can go to the board titled 'What's happening for the July 7th Wedding'.
If you have not made a guess for the day and time the rains will begin in Alamos, the next few days might be a good guess. We will most likely miss the first rain, but I will be informed when it begins. As I write, the wind is picking up and the sky is filled with dark clouds. But the thunder is missing and I think we will have a few days of these billowing clouds before the deluge begins.
I can't stick around any longer. I have too much to do. Senor has a list for himself and I imagine he will get it all done in the morning in about five minutes.
When we get back I think this will all be nice and green.
que le vaya bien!
Friday, June 8, 2012
Hola, hola, hola.
The Rain Contest begins today. Here is the prize above. The dots on the pendant remind me of the rain and the center, of a rainbow. It's a pretty cool looking jewel.
I held this contest last and the year before so people could guess the day and time the rains begin here in Alamos. Over seventy people participated last year and the winner guessed 6pm, July 4th. The rains actually began slightly earlier that afternoon and she won a very pretty pendant necklace.
June 24, Dia de San Juan, is the Mexican calendar's official date of the beginning of rainy season here in Sonora. Everyone talks non stop now about when they think the rains will come, how long the season will last and of course, how much we will get and whether they think another Norbert is possibly on the horizon.
Once the rain begins, with its accompaniment of heavy wind, and thunder that growls and rolls non stop for hours, lightning that streaks across the sky one direction and instantly back the other, the semi tropical forest comes alive and Alamos is suddenly transformed into a lush green paradise.
There are really no rules to the contest at all. Just send me the day and time, with am or pm specified, you think the rains will begin. You can post it here in a comment, or go to Glasspondstudio's FB page https://www.facebook.com/Glasspondstudio and post it there.
So, be sure to enter and maybe you will win! I will ship it free to the winner wherever you are. It comes with a nice 3 strand ribbon necklace, but you can easily slip it off the ribbon and put it on your favorite silver chain.
Okay, you can guess whatever date and time you want, but I will let you in on a secret. It is HOTTER than heck here and very humid and I checked the WeatherUnderground and there is NO rain in the forecast. Our thermometer even broke yesterday but really I think that is because someone, and I do not think it was me, left it out in the hot sun too long. But if I were guessing on my own contest, I would not be guessing today or manana.
In the evenings, I have seen huge beautiful billowing clouds to the east, out over the Copper Canyon. Studded with pink, and flashes of blue and lavender lightning, they blossom for hours, but I don't think they are ready yet to come this far west.
But then, this is Mexico and just when you think you have it all figured out, poof, things change.
I will keep track of all the dates and times and let you know if anything significant is going on. There are not too many flies and if you recall, that was a big deal last year. All the gardeners said because there were so many flies we would have a very early and heavy rainy season. Well, that did not really pan out, but it was still a good season.
I can't stick around to chat because I am making origami cranes for the wedding. I will post some photos soon so you can see them. It's funny, but I can make about ten and then something snaps inside my head, and I skip a step and have to get out the directions again and go through them step by step. But I will get them made.
And Cookies is upset about something, he is in and out, in and out, while I have the mini split which is not really a mini split running, so I need to go check it out.
Indeed, I just went out and look who was sneaking around. Cookies went with me and as soon he saw the mama lizard, and while I was snapping the photo, he was trying to claw his way back inside the bedroom door. The lizard lives in between the outside fake kitchen wall and the wall Humberto will be tearing down before long. Okay, hasta luego and hope for rain.