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Yucatàn show your teeth!

There was the TGIF get together (gringo social) at Fiesta Americana last night, and there was a benefit concert for APIS (the abused women’s shelter), we didn’t go to either of them but we did go on Saturday to The Third Fair of Flower-Growing and Green Housing of State of Yucatan which is what the email I received from the IWC called it. I am assuming that it is a literal translation from a more elegant Spanish title. English and Spanish suffer when they are translated literally. When we go to a restaurant and they have a choice between a menu in Spanish and one in English, I always opt for the Spanish one, it’s easier than trying to figure out what they are trying to say. (Just for the record,many years ago I complained to the manager of our local Bank of America “the wording of that sign into is so poor that it’s insulting, you either don’t care ...

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Morninglories and hummingbirds in my sour orange tree

I was on the roof watering my plants and I glanced at our sour orange tree (Seville orange actually but we call them naranja agrida here), just in time to watch a hummingbird flit from morninglory bloom to morninglory bloom. I had planted morninglories to climb up a pole and over an arch, and it (as plants often do) escaped. I even climbed up on the neighbors roof to pull it down and drape it over the arch, but no, it wanted to climb the orange. It looks so great there, that I have decided to leave it. It is very nice on the roof at 6:30 am. No traffic, the morning air is cool. I get a different birds eye view of my garden. We don’t have a very big yard, maybe 2000 sq feet, about half of it consumed by the terraza and the parking pad, but it’s taking me awhile to fill it. I had more plants ...

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