Our apartment building is located between two pedestrian only streets which makes it a quiet, friendly neighborhood where we can enjoy the pleasant sounds of the Mexican community. As I write the knife sharpener is passing by. Even though I’m 3 floors up I can tell by the tin penny whistle sound he makes. I look forward to all these sounds, families and children laughing and playing in the streets and the various vendors sounds and calls. I spend a lot of time on our little balcony, with a small view of the bay and a great view of some of our more interesting neighbors across the street. Daily we watch as the pigeons come to drink and bath in the “tinaca” on the roof of the building across the street. A tinaca is a large plastic
storage container that supplies running water the businesses below. So daily they share there water supply with a small flock of pigeons. I’m sure they must use bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes. And believe me I’ve been up on the roof of our building to check out our tinacas and they are all covered. No pigeons bathing here.
We watch the beautiful black and white cat sunbathing and strolling the roof tops across from us. I believe that cats travel the entire town from roof to roof, where as a roof dog is fenced in on just one roof and some never leave that roof.
Our neighbors across the street feed the hummingbirds as does our neighbor below us. This results in a hummingbird flyway between the 2 locations, with an occasional rest stop on one of the palm trees that dot our street. Cute as they are they are very difficult to photograph. Signing off KO