Thursday, September 29, 2011

Maggi and Rosie Upstairs

I am not allowed upstairs without my shadow. If I am outside on either of the upstairs decks, she has to be there. Ever since she learned what "up" was, she wants to be "up" there! And when I go down the stairs, I always have to let her go first, lest she run me down! She's big! I remember a few months ago, she and Tuli weighed the same, 19.5 kilos, or about 43 ponds. This moose is easily a third bigger than Tuli now.

Here she is with her pal, Rosie, who is the boss and doesn't take any guff from the dogs. Rosie's secret hiding place is the roof of our house, or the roof of our friend's house across the street. She was raised around dogs and has no fear. But she can move like lightning when she wants. Maggi will frequently like Rosie up one side and down the other. Rosie usually just takes it.

Blah at first, then WOW! at the end...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's getting closer!

Soon the sun will set behind the spit of land which is the Chuburna lighthouse jetty. Then , for several months it will set further and further away from the Gulf, until it creeps back at the end of January and starts setting on the Gulf again. We had a celebration last time, and will probably have a celebration next time!

Telchac Puerto

This is the Villa Del Mar restaurant in Telchac Puerto, a small beach town about 30 miles east of us. After measuring some windows for a curtain sewing job, my pal Joan McBurney and I had lunch at this little seaside restaurant. The place was deserted, as it was only 12:30, and there was a little boy getting ready to take a nap in his hammock. The pier is a new one and people fish from it, and gather and share stories , food and a couple of beers. We had two very different shrimp dishes, and went away full. I'll go back!

Bougainvillea gone crazy

It looks like a giant, frilly, pink pompom. This particular pompom was about eight inches across. not like a normal bougainvillea!

Good dogs,and buffalo

Coming out of Progreso today we had to do a looked like a line of really well behaved dogs at first glance. Yes, I need glasses! But these are really cute carved animals. And the guys who sell them also sell car mats and dashboard covers. Go figure.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Beauty in my Garden

I love this combo of orange hibiscus and fuschia bougainvillea. They are getting along in the garden pretty well, but I think the bougainvillea is going to crowd out the hibiscus soon. Hopefully we can separate them without any casualties!

Up on the Roof

Thelma likes to be up on the roof. If she can travel between houses without touching the ground, she will. Here she sits on our neighbor's roof, probably wondering why there isn't a board over to our house, so her feet don't have to touch the ground.

Hangin' on the wall

Doesn't he look handsome on the yellow ochre wall? I know there are zillions of these iguanas everwhere, but I still get a kick out of them.

Free Mexican Airforce

My friend Judy Cruz wanted to know if the flamingoes had gas, or were those just clouds....Always a comedian! I told her they were contrails.
Whatever they are, this is a beautiful picture of flamingos taken by Mario Morales Fotografia.

Pleeeeeeease open the gate!

She is so upset when we are on different sides of the gate. Nothing is better than running around on the beach, except maybe cadging a bite of someone's lunch!

The Nightly Light Show

It's fall now, but we still have beautiful sunsets. Soon the sun will set behind the land to the west and we won't have sunsets over water til the middle of February. So we enjoy them while we can. And the rest of the time we go back into the archives.

I am NOT begging!

She is either gazing adoringly at her daddy, or just plain begging.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Our sticks

We love our sticks! They provide a good contrasting element for photographs, as well as a home for fish and the important job of keeping our beach nice and big. And the birds like to sit on them as well. It's a win-win.

Once more...this time with feeling!

It's what my high-school music teacher, Connie Tarentino, used to bellow at us when we played in a lackluster manner.
Now, many gazillions of years later, we apply that statement to the nightly light show provided by Mother Nature. This time of year the sunsets are anything but lackluster!

Resident Iguana

Chief took a nice shot of this cute little fellow...not bad for my point & shoot Canon Powershot!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Morning Clouds

It's unusual to see these billowing clouds come from the north, and at the same time see such a glassy Gulf. These pictures were taken in the morning, before the wind came up.
It was so calm you could see the reflections of the clouds. It was so still it was eerie. We have come to expect a big blow when it's like this! So far, no storm.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Rosie is the undisputed boss of the dogs. She teases and twaps them til they chase her, then she turns on a dime and chases them back. She is a great hunter and is always bringing us trophies. She has such a snow white coat which just about glows in the dark and a tail that probably belonged to a racoon . A stomach rub makes her purr like crazy. She will eat almost anything and will beg steak and fish from us at dinner. She has a zest for life!

Moods of Maggi

She digs holes in the yard. I'm so glad it's sand! She steals my shells, and hates to give them up. Just look at that face. And she roots in the sand. Just look at that face.

Just another beautiful sunset in Paradise