Hurricanes and Volcanos: Videos of a Subtropical Garden

 

The combined effect of living above an inland lake surrounded by mountains and being 40 miles from Colima Volcano—one of the most active volcanoes in North America—makes for interesting weather during hurricane season. No wind, but our usually sunny mornings turn overcast and misty.  The air is a bit cooler than usual, and when the volcanically-heated mineral springs empty into my pool and hot tub, it makes for some very atmospheric scenes.  Pasiano was in the process of clipping and cleaning up, getting ready for the lush growth of the rainy season.  Morrie, as usual, made his mark on the occasion. Who could have staged that?  Who would want to?  Hope you enjoy these scenes of my terrace, pool and garden.

 

18 thoughts on “Hurricanes and Volcanos: Videos of a Subtropical Garden

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Every house pretty much different. Mine was designed by Miguel Valverde who is a wonderful architect. Someone else built it, but I was the first to live in it. It sat empty for 3 years.

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      1. lifelessons Post author

        Yes.. Bob was sure it was for sale even though there was no sign. He was right. The gardener kept taking down the sign because they were paying him to live in it to watch out for things.

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  1. jillys2016

    Thank you for sharing the videos, Judy! Pour an extra cup of coffee and I’ll be right over 😉 Cute dogs, too! There is poetry in your garden; that is how I feel when I step out back in the quiet of the morning and examine the blossoms, or lack thereof, on my Passion Flower Vine, carrying that coffee.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I loved my Passion Flower vine but unfortunately so did the caterpillars who started decimating it. I didn’t want to kill them so killed the vine instead. So what was accomplished?

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      It really is so beautiful here in every season of the year. Those of us who live here year round especially like the rainy season. Dramatic, green and cool. And quiet. Many snowbirds have departed and traffic is less, places less crowded. Time and space to breathe.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      He always has to make his statement. Sometimes at midnight when I swimming in the pool and the steam is rising, I feel like I’m in a fancy exotic resort and I wonder what I did to deserve this.. then I realize what I did was create it! So, I feel a bit less guilty. I think we all need to create safe and beautiful places for ourselves no matter what our situation.

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