And in no special order! My friend Faye and I were walking back from the pool when we saw a man picking some seed pods from a bush in a vacant lot.Fay thought that it might be tamarindo and asked the man if it was. ( Her spanish is considerable better than mine) He brought us the seed pods, stripped one of them down to show the seed and offered us one after eating one himself to show they were edible all the while explaining to us in rapid fire spanish what they were. So we tried it, tasted about like any seed. We have no idea what he said, but I’m calling it my first real “mexican
street food” experience.
One of the things I love about Mexico is how helpfull and gracious the Mexican people are. As I was walking to my first Spanish class last week I noticed ths old tree was tied up so cars could pass under it and in noticing how it was tied up I noticed the pretty little flowers that were starting to bloom.
The lady came out from the hose to tell me the name of the flower ( and probably the whole history of the tree) she pointed to her elbow and said cudo then said what sounded like fraley so I guess its name is cudofraley.
I frequently am pulling a small rolling cart behind me on my trips to the market or the laundry and if I encounter a curb that is high there is always someone who thinks I need help and will lift the cart up for me. Truth is my cart is one of those “up carts” and I can haul it up any flight of stairs but I graciously accept the help as it was offered in kindness. On a crowded bus, some one will get up and offer me a seat. I’ve decided being old in Mexico is almost as good as being young and pretty.
On my last trip to the pool I noticed in the median of the main drag the edges of the raised planting area has been painted black and then a design painted on it
. It was only partly complete which leaves me to wonder if this is a civic improvement job or a night-time tagger, Either way I don’t care I just think it is pretty and hope they finish what has been started.
I read on the local on-line message board that the selling of fireworks is now illegal. Yet I’ve seen two or three of these booths set up very publically, and in very close proximity to other vendors and no one seems to care. But it’s nice they post the signs not to smoke.
We visited the Kyoto Circle today to pick out our poinsettia, 2 large size for the casa and 2 large size for out balcony and a lovely green frondy type plant all for about $23.
This is Erica, she is 8 and the daughter of the young woman who cleans our apartment and is a friend. We have been happy to do our little part in helping with her education. Signing off KO