Naturally Stoned–Forces of Nature

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Big rains in La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico transformed former streets into waterless riverbeds.  The practice of making streets over arroyos makes this a yearly problem.

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When I arrived mid-November, big storms had brought tons of stones to cover the beach in La Manzanilla.  Bulldozers worked for days to clear the stones and move them back into the ocean, which made for tricky stepping for swimmers trying to get beyond the surf line.

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

5 thoughts on “Naturally Stoned–Forces of Nature

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    The moron who built our house did the same thing with our driveway. Here, it’s called a “seasonal stream.” Every year, our driveway goes seasonal. Redirecting the water involves trenches, drains, sumps, pumps … and luck. Maybe the guy who built our house learned his craft in Mexico?


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  3. Martha Kennedy

    In Tijuana a major thoroughfare runs along the Tijuana River, separated by a retaining wall that (huge surprise) crumbles from the bottom. One Thanksgiving we decided to go to Ensenada and of course there was a deluge in TJ. That whole day was a disaster and a laugh riot combined, but on that road, the river had flooded and came through the cracks under the doors of our car and we ran over a rock, a big rock. Mexico. When it rains, get high…



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