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Can’t stop thinking about….

Rick. That’s right, Hurricane Rick.  Below is a short video of the waves and sky at Olas Altas this morning.  (It’s a different one from the one I posted to Facebook) We are hoping that he loses steam and when he comes ashore it is just some stormy weather and rain. We are really, really hoping that. If any of you would like to see the sites that we’re using to track him, my favorite is eebmike.  I think eebmike...

The Hummingbird Hang-out

We have lots of hummingbirds in our yard.  I thought I’d share a couple videos with you.  The first is a hummingbird sitting in a nest she was in the process of building in our courtyard.  Unfortunately, a few days after this was filmed we saw a broken egg on the ground and the nest was abandoned.  It seemed to be a pretty precarious spot to us, and obviously Mama thought so, too.  (12 seconds) Last night I noticed a...

Bathtime in Mazatlan

Our patios are quite the playground for the local flock of hummingbirds. We feed them at a feeder, supply them with pretty flowers to sip from, and provide them with an all-important bathtub. Our climate is very dry for most of the year, and a bird can have quite a challenge finding water to bathe in that is safe from predators. Our fountain is very well used – and in the morning if we don’t turn it on quickly enough...

Meet Poncho and Lefty

Tiko If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you know that we had to leave our Yellow-shouldered Amazon, Tiko, back in the US with my best friend while we sorted out how to bring him into Mexico.  Unfortunately, it seems impossible to bring him into Mexico at this time, due to red tape relating to bird flu.  A picture of Tiko is above. (If you want to see a video of him talking and climbing around on his...

Back to normal here

Life is returning to normal at our house now that the birds are gone. We have food in the fridge, laundry is done, and I am only slightly behind in my Spanish homework. I have all day tomorrow, ha ha! We decided to head down to the malecon and have a beer while watching the sunset. It was a bit cloudy but the sunset was still beautiful....