THE FAMILY coffee shop was closed yesterday (rare) so I was forced to hit the competition. There’s plenty of that around the plaza, competition, but my favorite is way over there, and it was there where I sat with a café expreso for a spell.
It was late afternoon. And quiet.
I never order café expreso at the family joint because the aging machine does not make good café expreso. But since I was sitting at the competition, I ordered expreso.
It’s a small world, they say, and as I sat there solo my sister-in-law walked by — on the way to her dentist — and a bit later her son, our nephew, the Little Vaquero, walked by in the opposite direction, returning home from the gym. He’s 16.
I also shot the photo below. Like the first, it was while sitting with my café expreso. I didn’t even have to stand up. Call me the Lazy Photographer.
IT’S THAT TIME of year again, the time for the annual bougainvillea shot.
I include my child bride for the sake of perspective. And, as in all years, the monster plant has been trimmed back. Abel the Deadpan Yardman did that about two months ago in winter. Yes, this is the trimmed-back look.
My child bride is dressed for the gym, by the way, an every-Monday occurrence, along with each Wednesday and Friday.
Now that I have removed the behemoth nopal, the too-tall, trash-tossing pear, another smaller pear and the trash-tossing peach tree, this beefed-up bougainvillea is the lone, remaining yard annoyance. Perhaps one day I’ll have it removed too.
It is rather attractive, however, and it does not toss rotten fruit, just dead blooms.
When I walked toward the kitchen this morning not long after dawn, I noticed this light play on the wall of the living room, so I photographed it.
Here’s how it looked before the work started. There had been a relatively small roof of red clay tile up there, but we removed it before taking this photo.
* Mexicans call these things domos (domes), and they come in various forms, some actually domed and others flat like ours. Most have aluminum frames and polycarbonate sheets. Others are steel and glass. Domos are very common in Mexico.