Alice Was Here

Through the Keyhole

Alice/Alicia was here – at least the Mexican Alicia. What wonders there are to be found in Wonderland.

Ivy, the Giant Schnauzer Puppy

IvySit4.5

The “puppy”, once neglected, skinny and afraid of her own shadow is now growing bigger, slightly braver and very spoiled. We are waiting for help training her (actually I need the training most).
Last night she was totally out of control, filled with puppy-energy and mischievous desires. She broke a potted plant which sounded like glass breaking so neighbors called the police (really good of them!).  I opened the door through the “barda” (perimeter wall) to find 8-10 police with guns and assault weapons, motorcycles, police trucks, etc. Just what I needed at 1 in the AM.
This morning I took Ivy for a walk first thing to work off her energy — forgot my keys to the door in the barda. After hours in the heat a policeman named Jesus (fitting this weekend) who I know from chatting about the neighborhood; came to my aid, climbed the wall where the broken glass is not.
I am considering hot Ivy-dogs for lunch.  With salsa.
After living in a border state of Mexico for many years, having the actual help and protection of police is astoundingly pleasant.

Walking the Streets of Merida in the Night

Walking the Streets of Merida in the Night

El Centro near Santa Ana. Un-renovated house and patriotically lighted tower (red, white & green). The night is not as easy as looking for good light in the day, the sunset, sunrise. But for a night-person in a city where temperatures during the day are as insanely hot as NY is cold in the winter. 41C today/106F.

Tropical Palm, Hot Moon & Stars

Hot night in the City.  A tropical palm frames the moon.  The Mayans mastered so much astronomy because the heavens swam above them in brightly colored movements. Now there is light pollution and the sky becomes just another part of the city.

Hot night in the City. A tropical palm frames the moon. The Mayans mastered so much astronomy because the heavens swam above them in brightly colored movements.
Now there is light pollution and the sky becomes just another part of the city.

Walking the night walk. Here at the side of the Santa Ana church. The Mayans had the deep black sky and bright stars. They couldn’t help developing sophisticated astronomy. There it was. That was before cities grew and, with them, light pollution to hide the star spectacle bearing gods & legends.

Driving in the Night: The Tunnel

Driving in the Night: The Tunnel

The tunnel has great, green LED lighting and sufficient bumps to guarantee a Jackson Pollock-style ride.

 

Driving in the Night: Color & Blur

Driving in the Night: Color & Blur

Although hardly a new idea; it is fun & far safer than texting (note: don’t use viewfinder or LCD, trust your driving eye) even if it is a city of worse-than-terrible drivers.

Colonial Ruin on Calle 51

Colonial Ruin on Calle 51

Saturday I HAD to go shooting. The light was intense, I was intense, I didn’t want to lose another Saturday to heat & sleep. So I stupidly did. In spite of the heat – it was down to about 100F when I left my comfortable car to “get my exercise” (or suffer my stupidity). There were some shots to come of it, some exercise…and then I collapsed at El Colon on the Paseo de Montejo for a cookie & sorbete (crema morisca/rum raisin).

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