This tree is, of all places, in front of the Telmex office. It is a golden raintree. A type of tree that is prolific in Houston, Texas. It has always been one of my favorites. As far as I can determine, this is the only one in San Miguel! They always bloom just about the time it is ready for fall. I used to use the blooms, which contain seeds, in floral arrangements back in my time in Texas. I'm always happy to see this one in bloom.
Last week I stopped to take this photo as I left the Telmex office after trying to resolve the issue of the internet service that I never got through Telmex but was billed for anyway. I think it has been resolved. I'll know when I get the bill next month. This issue has been going on since August 9th!
On a happier note, as I worked in the garden yesterday both in the main garden and the downstairs patio along with the roof terrace, it was apparent that fall IS in the air. I noticed some plants getting ready to bloom that only bloom in the fall. In addition, leaves turning and a slight chilly breeze. I was working in a sweatshirt!
Later in the afternoon with book in hand, I and Velcro headed to the roof for some r&r. She stretched out on the chaise for a nap. Me in a comfy chair with a new book.
Just a few minutes after we settled down, Spanish guitar music from nearby played softly. So, so lovely. The sun had warmed up the breezes. I looked out at the mountains, listened to the music and exhaled. I realized that this was as close to paradise as I could possibly imagine.
It's those moments that I'm so glad that I recognize how blessed that I am.