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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June 10, 2006 — A few weeks ago Kelly and our friend John went hiking in the steep mountains behind our house and they reported on a strange electronic sort of sound they heard up there. John captured a little of it on a video in his camera but they couldn’t see the source.

Later, we started hearing the sound around our yard and we learned it was a cicada. Its song is said to presage the rainy season. I’ve read that it’s the cry of a male for a mate.

One afternoon recently I captured some of this eerie sound on tape. The sound of a truck in the background is not part of the cicada’s song, but comes from the highway less than half a kilometer away. If you click on the link, the mp3 file should automatically play on your computer, assuming you have the right software.

Here’s one that Kelly managed to get a picture of, with a leaf for scale:

2 Comments from the old blog:

  • Dean said…

    You’re a tease Rosana! :) Tell me more about the hiking! I’m going to be interested in knowing the condition of the trails durring the rainy season too. And what about the Lake in SJC. Do you notice a reduction in the lirio since they’ve started spraying?

  • I  said…

    There seem to be many trails into the mountains that are north of the lake. A guidebook exists but I don’t know its title. I imagine it may be locally published and just available at lakeside bookstores.

    But in this case, Kelly and our friend just went up a street near us and it had a trail which got very steep and rocky quite soon. This friend lives in Ajijic and said that there is similar hiking from his apartment

    We HAD noticed the lirio reduction, actually before we knew the spraying had begun. Didn’t really think anything of it, since the winds do seem to move the lirio around, and our view is kinda peek-a-boo.

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