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 29, 2013

Sunday Night Ritual

Our Sunday nights look like this.................muy rico a pollo..........
Hope you're having a great Sunday night wherever you are!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hurricanes, Tropical Storms and Depressions


Hola! Here are some clouds we had on Monday and Tuesday. We had three inches of steady rain at our house on Wednesday. It started in the afternoon, fell over a long period of time, and our yard was a flowing river, with little lakes every few feet. But when I went out later there was not a lot of standing water in town and the Chalaton Arroyo was dry. 

Senor has kept an eye this morning on the satellite and it actually shows us in the northern spread now of Hurricane Manuel, which has evidently been down graded to a Tropical Storm after coming ashore near Culiacan.

 There is absolutely nothing happening here. It is very still and quiet, a little overcast and very warm,and no breeze. In fact I don't hear any birds, just the horse neighing in the field next door.

 It is a little unnerving knowing something might be out there. That is how it was the day Norbert hit; quiet, still, hot. Manuel has already done enough damage to Mexico. We don't want anymore. So we will hope for just some rain and wind and nothing more.

Independence Day in Alamos was packed with people and great photographic opportunities. I'll show you some of those photos later.
Right now, lunch and siesta and the waiting game begins.
Que le vaya bien. Linda Lou

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Serious Business

 Buenas trades. The garden beds are still being worked on. In the first photo you can see Humberto is adding more bricks to the raised bed that will hold lettuce, spinach, chard, peas, onions, herbs, that sort of stuff.

Senor added some more bricks to the tomato bed below.
 The long bed in the background is the one we put in last year. Senor already has it planted with Minnesota corn and the drip system is hooked up  and ready to drip. I don't think the fourth bed, the cutting garden, will go in this year. That's okay, I am in no hurry. But I am looking forward to all those vegetables, especially the tomatoes which will come from the giant portal plant and the baby reds from last year.

Someone asked me, why do you want to mess with growing your own vegetables...........i said, because we can........................
I suppose that answer is decent enough.

The tropical storm, Lorena, whose name I misspelled previously gave us nothing yesterday but this afternoon looks very promising as the wind is picking up and the clouds are rolling down off Mt. Alamos and over Rancho Colorado.

The Pueblo has put up a new flag at the Mirador and I can see it from our portal. I used my telephoto for this shot, so the flag is not quite that close.!! I do not think it is a half mast flag. Instead I believe that is just as high as it goes.

Each morning now the Paulita schoolchildren (ages around twelve through fourteen) are practicing their bugles and drums, in preparation for the sixteenth, Independence Day. It will fall on a Monday so I imagine it will be a larger than usual celebration. It also comes after a pay day, the fifteenth. So, Fiesta time soon!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Cereus Cacti

It amazes me what a cactus can produce. The top three photos are of two different cereus cacti blooms. These are up in the mesquite tree.  Supposedly night blooming and for one night only, ours lasted two nights and bloomed through the daylight hours as well.
The last photo is an orange cereus and I could just never get a decent photo. I only saw it at the end of its bloom stage, after it had collapsed.

We have had some remarkable storms, most of them coming in front of tropical storms over the East Pacific. In fact right now we are getting a little chipichipi from Hurricane Lorraine which looks to be over the southern tip of Baja and heading north. Of course we don't want anything building up in the Sea of Cortez; that is how we got our big visit from Norbert, but we do want the rain.
I'll leave you with this mist over the mountains...............