She's eleven years old now. Forming her own interests. Two of them are dressage and high wire trapeze and other activities like Cirque de Soleil performs.
Yes, Matilda is becoming her own person. It is a joy to observe.
A few weeks ago we all went out to watch her practice somewhere near Cineaguita, outside of San Miguel at an amazing training facility. Here are the photos from the hour long practice.
Life continues to be full of surprises. Not daily as it used to be, but that is truly okay. It is always fun to wait and see what is going to happen next!
One of the surprises this day was that those huge trees that Seb and John are walking under are pecan trees! I had no idea that pecans grew in this area. Brought back lots of memories of growing up in central Louisiana where pecans were an industry. In fact, my little brother and I each year would pick up pecans to sell to get money to buy Christmas presents. I have always loved to bake with pecans, especially during the holidays. All year, however, when I bake banana bread, I think some pecans add to the deliciousness. The pecans on these trees were small and didn't have much meat. Not something I would spend time picking up. But, I bet someone does!
After all, this is Mexico! Nothing goes to waste.