Category Archives: Gardening

Looking for the Wildflowers…and Finding Something More

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Kathi and I went around the high hills (or low mountains, depending on your perspective) to the the north of Jocotepec to see if there were any wildflowers showing themselves. It was rather … Continue reading

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Wait, how long have we been gone?

Monday I accompanied my friend, Phyllis, the owner/operator of Los Dos B&B here in Jocotepec (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g667915-d504475-Reviews-Los_Dos_Bed_and_Breakfast-Jocotepec.html) to a hospital in Guadalajara for a test she needed to take.  Phyllis has been with me many times to the IMSS hospital in … Continue reading

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Hurts So Good

When it comes to high-octane food, there’s nothing with more oomph than chile peppers from the Genus Capsicum. When you’re looking for a little extra sizzle for your vittles, these culinary gems offer a wide range of heat-enhancement options.  That heat … Continue reading

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Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle….the Mexican Way

Quite some time ago, I wrote about some of the ways that Mexicans reuse, repurpose, and recycle (https://bigskysouthernsky.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/recycle-reuse-reduce-repurpose/).  And more recently I’ve been writing about our drive to collect used warm clothing for the old folks in my neighboring barrio … Continue reading

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Microclimates and the Rainy Season

It’s that waiting time of year again here around Lake Chapala. The time when we are all waiting for the rainy season to start. It normally starts during the second to fourth week of June. And by then all of … Continue reading

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Flowers

I noticed that after my last post, a couple of my old high school friends, Sandra and Linda [and at my age, I DO mean old!], had stumbled upon one of my Picasa albums showing photos of flowers at my … Continue reading

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Spring in Jocotepec

Karen wrote a great post about the coming of the seed catalogs to her home in Montana, where she lolls by the fire dreaming of the coming of spring.  I am here to tell you that in my pueblo of Jocotepec, … Continue reading

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Adventures in Fantasy Land

I’ve been excited for fellow blogger Barbara and her lovely and varied vacation from her vacations – a kind of fantasy in fantasy land, eh?   Well, I’m happy to report my venture into Fantasy Land today ………….. which – while … Continue reading

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