Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things

Yes, this is the same plant that you see in a box at Christmas time. I have about half a dozen blooming right now in the yard! They are sooo beautiful.

This poinsettia was a pot plant we bought a couple of Christmases ago! Put it in the garden, cut it way back and voila! In a couple of years it'll be 3 feet tall!

I've taken some pictures of some of my favorite flowers blooming now. Bougainvilleas, amaryllis, hibiscus, and a poinsettia! Enjoy

Late Winter here at Lakeside is the prettiest time of the year. The avocado is blooming, along with the orange tree, birds of paradise, lantana, various succulents, etc. If you ever want to come for a visit, just let me know! I highly recommend February and March.

He's Here

Friday Jan 20th Roy arrived in Ajijic to begin his new full-time life here in Mexico. It was not without lots of mixed feelings. He turned off the cable and cancelled the phone -- a number we've had for 35+ years. The notice from the post office that our mail will be forwarded came in the mail this week. No turning back. Lauren and Forrest took Roy to the airport and I think there were some tears shed too.

Here he is on his first full day of retirement. He said he was going to take lots of siestas and he wasn't kidding. That's Rey Rey and Magda with him keeping daddie company! I think that after 3 or 4 months of this he'll be ready to find something to do that's meaningful and fun, but he said he's looking forward to the down time for right now!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Mexico Blogs

I have links on my blog to too different blogs about living in Mexico. One is a daily blog by a lady (I don't know her personally -- actually through her blog I may, but have not met her in person yet), the other is written by a couple who live here (don't know them either).

If you want to see pictures of what my life looks like here in Mexico, I recommend you check out these two blogs. Jim and Carol's blog is well written and there are lots of beautiful pictures of things like Manzanillo, Colima, and The Lake Chapala Society here in Ajijic. LCS is a expat organization here in the village. It's an amazing place, beautiful gardens, lots of services for gringos and close to my house. The other blog is written by a single woman living here. She writes daily and is sharing what her experience is like living here.