The canyon, along with the Obraje reservoir, is usually a very tranquil place. So much so that the zinging of the hummingbird wings, birdsong along with butterflies fluttering, is about the most activity on a typical day.
It's a beautiful place to behold. It is an honor and humbling to live in such a lovely place.
With all the rain since mid-June - over 20 inches - glorious wildflowers higher then the Pathfinder have adorned the dirt road next to the house. Photos can be taken out of the car window as it slowly meanders down the deeply rutted road at about 2MPH. Here are a few.
Imagine the feeling of "oh no" this morning around 8:30AM when the sound of a bulldozer roared through the closed windows and doors. What the heck?
Within an hour, I'm not exaggerating, all of the wildflowers that the hummers, butterflies and birds used for foraging were GONE. Totally. Truly amazing to behold....and of course, very upsetting.
One of the lessons that I have learned living as an expat in Mexico is that complaining or saying something accomplishes nothing. Plus, it is not my place to do so. Even when it is my fondest wish to do so.
Here are the photos of the scraping of the street that was totally completed along with some kind of a barbed wire contraption that divides the street. Who the heck knows what is going to happen? Not me......
of those beautiful wildlflowers every year. You and you alone since you are the only house that faces this scene. Be grateful" Then later on, in another conversation with myself I said, "It could be worse, you could
be in Florida facing a horrible hurricane. Be grateful"
By late this afternoon it is my intention to be excited to see what new thing is going to happen out there and hopefully it will be as wonderful as looking from the roof terrace and seeing lots of hummers and butterflies.
One can always Hope..........and, Be Grateful.