A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!

Rosana

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April 15, 2006 — I wandered around our yard, taking pictures for this article, and came upon baby bananas just emerging:

We are in the tropics, but being at 5000 feet elevation means it’s rarely extremely hot. It isn’t known to freeze here. No wonder people say the Lake Chapala area, where we are, has one of the best climates in the world. We have bananas in several places on our 1000 square meter (1/4 acre) lot. Here’s our main banana patch:

Many plants that we knew as house plants in Colorado just grow out of doors here. Here you can see spider plants and philodendron. We also have a lot of coleus and geranium.

It’s not easy to get a good shot of the huge lychee tree that provides welcome shade for the front porch. It’s making new fruit now. Hmm, just thought that part of why I love it here so much is that we spend hours every day on the front porch — eating, talking with friends, reading, working on our laptops now that we have a wireless home network — and I have many happy memories of porches from my childhood in Maryland.

We have two kinds of bamboo along the side of our property. I’m no fan of ankle-threatening cobblestones, and heartily concurred when Kelly recently took out a lot of the stones to give this bamboo more room to expand. The little green shoots are quickly taking advantage of the situation.

This entry is for you, Chinle! You were practically in the yard with me as I took the photos!

2 Comments from the old blog:

  • At April 16, 2006 9:52 PM, Blogger Vence said…

    You and Kelly are very blessed to have such a beautiful place in paradise!

  • At April 16, 2006 10:59 PM, Blogger macmember said…

    It surely looks like a little piece of paradise. Having such a beautiful yard, looks to more than make up for the small house. Nothing more comforting than a porch, with a VIEW.

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