Well as predicted , on the 12th June we were in the midst of our first evening downpour, the first true rain since October 2018…
Wonderful. have just had some more exterior work done and the lads had just finished. Everywhere was dusty and so , obviously ,asked the weather Gods for a slight shower and Lo and Behold after 2 hours of the request being mouthed…….Pitter , Patter …
The plants in pots are now drinking their fill of pure unadulterated rain water as opposed to the stuff coming out of my hosepipes. Which frankly can whiff a bit for the first 30 seconds or so….Ah..!
Funnily enough , the heavens opening , was not predicted by Accuweather/ Ajijic my GoTo for all things climate.Saying that ,their temperature of 24-26 was on that day spot on.
Left the car out in the rain to have a rinse off. Talking of which ….
Unemployed Mexicans are inveterate Car Washers. In every large parking area they are there , with buckets,cloths and squeegees ready for 50 pesos to clean and shine your automobile in under 20 minutes. Some even have shiny stuff to make the tyre walls glow.
In the midst of the summer heat of around 30-34 degrees a spate of fires conflagarated on the mountain sides.
With the thrum thrum thrum of helicopters overhead carrying water from the lake to dampen the devastation down. Sadly and badly in the case of the Ancient Forest next to Guadalajara .
Anyway the insouciance and pure gusto of the Mexican people when celebrating a marriage is to not even contemplate fire warnings but carry on the fiesta .Was on the Mirador , a few weeks back sipping a small tequila. Flames were visible raging in the direction of Ajijic , to my right . And to my left in the night sky was a simply wonderful firework display , on the self same tinder dry mountainside .
Anyway joy abounding , 3 more nights of rain and the mountainside started to shrug on it`s magnificent green jacket.
A Little Local News :AMLO the Mexican president is trying desperately to sell the Presidential plane . A figure around 120 million USD is quoted. Brand new several years ago when acquired by Pena the price tag was double that figure . Anyway AMLO wants to put the money towards border security and helping his people. Do I have any takers?
One wonders if inside there is not a wee podium for the mariachi band “en titre”.
Time moves on ……
On the last Saturday of June , hailstones as big as your fist and snow fell on Guadalajara!
I mean Crikey !!!The state of Jaliscos main city .Simply unheard of .
Whilst here in Ajijic , just an hours drive away , we had only a very blowy ,rainy fairly cool night….Which was enjoyed by one and all..
The nights require an extra blanket on the bed again. The clay tennis courts here in La Reserva Club are now in superb condition ;the constant night rain has dampened and firmed them. In May we played with dust storms around our feet . thus consequently was the proud owner of gritty orange calves..
Have taken up Yoga ….Yet again , whenever I have a squeaky body moment ( not unlike the TinMan in The Wizard of OZ) the hatha and ayuderic stretching seem to unkink sprained ankles and tight thighs…. It`s either that or live at the physiotherapists …
Anyway Your Correspondent is trilling about confident in her being !!!! The Warrior is performed each morning on the grass outside of bedroom. Followed by a lunge into Downward Dog…. Good Times.