This and that

elyssum
Sweet allysum and wet stone.

LET’S LOOK AT a bit of this and a tad of that, if you please.

The monsoon began a bit late this year, and it’s still getting its sea legs, so to speak. We like it when the rain starts, even though we dislike it by September when it’s outlived its welcome, and the mud is growing old.

A quite noticeable result of rainfall is the blooming of sweet alyssum, a ground cover that looks like snowfall. From January to June, it’s brown and appears dead, but give it a couple of days of rain, and this is what happens. Sweet,  huh?

In other news, City Hall opened our two main plazas downtown a few weeks back because it thought the incidence of Kung Flu was winding down. That lasted about a week until the plazas were taped off again, and that’s how it remains today.

When will this end? I’ve not experienced such a lousy year since 1995 when my last wife dumped me, and then 1997 when a romance with a lovely Latina ended by mutual insanity. You can read about that here if you wish.

lampI enjoy décor, and I like to take photos. Here is one I took yesterday when I found myself in the bedroom, looking at the scene, and with camera in hand. I’m so good at décor that you’d think I’d be gay, but I’m not.

I bought this lamp in the first few months after I moved to the mountaintop from the nearby state capital almost 20 years ago. It’s made locally, woven from a reed found in the area, if memory serves.

The lamp is almost two feet high.

It’s one of the few pieces of furniture we brought to the Hacienda from the two-story rental closer to downtown where I lived previously, two and a half years — one and a half solo and one more with my child bride.

Speaking of the state capital, we’ll be driving there today for a shopping expedition, a weekly event that gets us out of the house, and we might even eat lasagna.

5 thoughts on “This and that

  1. Nice Victoria & the cowboy story. Interesting choice of roles. And all that fur. And claws.

    Now, should we consult with some gender counselors, strictly for your personal benefit, of course?

    Never mind, I’m sure you will be fine.

    Saludos, Señor Felipe!

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    1. Ricardo: It was an interesting time with an interesting woman, to state it mildly.

      No gender counselors for me, old boy. I’ve never been confused, and don’t anticipate joining any fads on the matter.

      And saludos to you and yours on this first day of July.

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  2. “From January to June, it’s brown and appears dead, but give it a couple of days of rain, and this is what happens. Sweet, huh?”

    Well, of course, it is. It isn’t called Sour Allysum, is it?

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