Wednesday, February 29, 2012

An Invasion!

I looked out the window one day last week & saw our cat cowering on the back steps...watching a turkey very close to the back door!

I looked a little more & there had to have been 3-4 dozen all over the patio & back hill behind the house.  Haven't seen them that close to the hose in awhile.
A short video of some of them walking across the hill

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


The flower kind!  We may be getting lots of the other snow drops in the next few days.......But it was nice to go out & see this small harbinger of spring in February!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Macro Monday

This is  another photo from the flower show.  Magic Wings of Deerfield, MA. had a booth & had some butterflies in a large glass display case & then were selling seeds for plants that attract butterflies & other stuff.  I had wanted to get a few things, but didn't want to carry them around so  I said I'd go back.  Well, I found other things I wanted more, so I didn't go back--guess that just means I'll have to drive there sometime!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Are You Ready for Spring?

I sure am!  Went to the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show yesterday.  had fun spending time with my friend, Jenny, but the show was underwhelming.  Probably 1/4 flowers  & gardens and 3/4 booths selling stuff.  But I did find something to purchase--will show more another day!

Friday, February 24, 2012

A little Change in the Weather

 Yesterday it was in the 50's here & then we woke up today to snow!  It's pretty, but I hope it melts fast!  Looking down the driveway......
Took the dog out with me when I went to clean off my car--he brought a toy & had a great time tossing it around & grabbing it out of the snow.  He got tired quickly & then just sat very content to watch me!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Eyes Have It!

From the mural at the mercado.  After walking by it for about 10 days, I finally remember to take a picture--love these eyes!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My friend, Cecilia

Cecilia is the daughter of Thelmi who works at Seahawk--in the dive shop & also cleaning the rooms. If we are in our room in the afternoon when Thelmi comes to clean, Cecilia often stops to visit, too. We have been staying there for a few years & have known Cecilia since she was born. Enjoy this video of her serenading us with "Jingle Bells" ( Turn up the volume--she's singing softly!

Monday, February 20, 2012


Some of the most beautiful hibiscus (i?) are growing around where we stay on Isla.  I love to walk around by the pool at Maria del Mar & look at all of those, but this was taken right across the street from Seahawk--part of the hedges.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Just Picked!

Just picked the last of the peppers on my plant in the solar room--another thing that this mild winter has helped!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Beach at Punta Sur

On our golf cart day we stopped at Punta Sur for awhile & I walked around.  This area ( In the photo) is so unspoiled because it is unreachable from the land ( unless you're a mountain goat).  I suppose you could get there by boat, but most likely that doesn't happen often.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

What is this?

I am hoping one of my readers will recognize this & tell me what it is.  Saw it on one of my morning walks last week.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Shoe Tree?

 Spotted this on one of my daily walks.  Gives new meaning to the term" shoe tree".

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Maria, the Pepita Lady

People had been asking a few weeks back about Maria.  I saw her several times last week, but she never had any pepitas.  But she had cacahuates ( peanuts) so I bought some of those with some chili powder--delicious!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Macro Monday

 More flowers from Isla.  These were growing up the stairs to our room & in many other places around the island.
I tried one of the settings on my camera--vintage I think, and then cropped it.  Just finished transferring all 1000 photos from my netbook to the desktop so they will be easier for these old eyes to see!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

No photo--we're up early & headed to ferry in 2 hours, then on to the airport!  had a wonderful time here on Isla Mujeres.  Lots more photos to share over the coming weeks!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Shell & Glass hunting

 I have been very lucky in my daily walks looking for glass & shells.  Found a new spot ( at least new to me).  The above photo is what I found yesterday.
 A closeup of some of the shells.  And a cool piece of coral.
This spot has had a variety of shells ; not much seaglass--Alan has told me I probably will need another suitcase for all I've picked up.  Decided I better not go out looking tomorrow!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Another pretty weed!

Saw this on my walk yesterday morning.  Thought it was pretty even though it was a weed.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Full Moon 2/6/12

 We were walking to dinner on Monday night & saw that it was a full moon so I stopped to take a few photos.
 Taken by the Convention center & the street light is making the star around the moon.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The First Sunset I've Seen All Week!

 We were visiting friends last night so I actually got to see a sunset!  Seveal nights it's  been rainy or cloudy, but I usually don't think to stop whatever I'm doing to look at the sunset.
 It was a pretty one!
 We were getting to see some friends we hadn't seen in a few years so it was even better!
 Then off to watch some football....and we all know how that turned out!
Not doing much of any post processing or I would have taken the time to crop some of these....

Monday, February 6, 2012

Macro Monday

 I got a new lens a month or so ago & decided I wanted to bring it to Isla to try out.  It's a macro & portrait lens.  So I went out over the weekend to find some things to photograph.  This is just 2 of the florals that i took.
The hibiscus is in the garden at Maria Del Mar--it's so pretty in there --so many hibiscus plants!  The yellow flower is a weed that is growing near SeaHawk.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


 A few days ago we came back to our room to find these turtles made out of the towels.  Had never seen this design before & I mentioned that to Thelmi--she cleans the rooms here & also works in the dive shop.
 She told me it was a new design she had just learned!  Aren't they great?

Saturday, February 4, 2012

More Road Work

They now have the road torn up from the top of Guerrero on Lopez Mateo to Carlos Lazo by the Convention Center.  makes for a lot more traffic on Carlos Lazo( the street that runs in front of Hortensias)

Friday, February 3, 2012

At the beach with Gaby & Marilyn

I went to the beach with Gaby and Marilyn.  They came to SeaHawk & met me & then we went to Playa Norte near Buho's.  SeaHawk gives us beach chairs to use so we plunked down a little back from the shore.  They both said that the water was cold ( to me it was heavenly!).  So we spent most of the time sitting & visiting.  Alan came down to join us & we had lunch at Buho's before they had to go home so Marilyn could go to school--starts at 1pm.