Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Heading to Rancho Santa Clara

What a delightful surprise!  The trip to the country last Saturday with friends.  We headed out toward Jalpa and then turned down a dirt road.  The first delight was the goats frolicking in front of us.

We drove along seeing incredible vistas of wildflowers for as far as the eye could see.  Shades of yellow, pink, orange, and of course lush green.
The above photo was taken of the garden at my friends' house.  Scrumptiously delicious.

Psychologically, green is a soothing color.  Honestly I could feel myself relaxing the longer we were there.  This vista is from the house.  Beauty everywhere with the mountains in the distance.

In the house, which I had never visited before, the architecture, the furnishings and the attention to detail was some of the finest I've ever seen in a newly built home in Mexico.  Kudos to all involved in the decisions and construction.   The detail that, to me, was the most wonderful is this semi circle window looking out while in the shower!  Lovely, lovely.

I have a thing for stone walls.  This one was no exception.  It extended for as far as I could see.  I always wonder who did it, how long did it take and when did they do it?  The first time I saw stone walls like this was in England. 

Cosmos are everywhere.  This delicate flower that looks so fragile blooms in abundance this time of the year.  So do the sun flowers which are approaching the height of my Pathfinder car!

It appears from the photos that we drove a long, long way to get to Rancho Santa Clara.  In fact, it was only about 20 minutes.  And, yet, one is definitely in a more peaceful, natural world.

Great day.  Great food.  Great friends.  Great house.
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Shannon said...

What a lovely day, and the photos take us right there with you!

The tiles in one of the photos must have come from Dolores Hidalgo, we had the same ones on the fireplace in our master bedroom in Patzcuaro.

Life's a Beach! said...

My best day in Mexico was when we had a driver take us to San Sebastion del Oeste from Bucerias. Seeing the countryside and the people who lived there was wonderful!

Steve Cotton said...

I am glad you got out there. The place is one of the most aesthetically pleasing experiences I have had in Mexico. And my favorite? Like you. The shower.