This doesn’t quite capture the beauty of the sunset tonight, but it comes close. Amazing. Click to enlarge the photo.
Busy day at the Ajijic pier.
For the Water Water Everywhere prompt.
There were so many wonderful phases of this rapidly changing sunset, that I couldn’t cull out any more than I have. I am perhaps excessive, but this sunset certainly was as well, so I feel I’m justified. If you click on the first photo, it will enlarge them all.
In case you are curious about why I would choose to live in Mexico, given its present bad press, here is a video about the place where I live that might explain why.
jdbphoto, 2015, Mount Garcia and lake from Chapala Yacht Club
Everyone keeps asking if the earthquake and hurricane had any effect on our weather here. I can’t notice that it has, other than a week of rain during earlier hurricanes and tropical storms last week, but this sunset two nights ago is perhaps the result, somehow, of bad weather farther away. I have not augmented the colors. They were really this brilliant!!! These photos were taken over a 15 to 20 minute time period from my deck.
(Click on photos to enlarge.)
Last week I showed you Little Duck’s Adventure. This week I want to show you Frida’s. I’ve decided try try to take one of the dogs for a walk every day. Frida got the first turn and did great. After a scare last week when we thought we were going to have to put her down, the miracles of modern medicine saved the day, and she’s like a young dog again. The day after the big rains, we went down to inspect the lake along the malecon. (Click on photos to enlarge and read captions.)
Although the curled under tail indicates otherwise, Frida was in a good mood and was perfectly behaved and energetic.
I counted eight waterfalls in the mountains above the town. I live up on that mountain!
A closeup of the largest seasonal falls.
Senor Garcia is the name of this dormant volcanic mountain.
Those trees out in the water wer on dry land a few months ago.
As were these.
These water hyacinths give testimony to the fact that they are opening the spillways on the Lerma River to let more water into Lake Chapala.
The extended rainy season has kept the mountains lush.
The spire of the San Juan Cosala church stands out against the lush green of the mountains.
The playground equipment acquired a water hazard.
But these little girls didn’t let it stop them.
They were sopping wet either from the waist down
Or the knees down.
But this little boy managed to maintain his grip
and not get wet at all.
Boats were nestled in among the water hyacinth.
We walked past the fisherman’s flotilla on our way back to the car.
Past the Mayan calendar mural mouldering away on the wall near our car.
And finally, our own car.
We weren’t the only ones ending our sojourn on the beach but we all seemed to be a pretty happy bunch. Frida the most happy of all.
Sunset reflected in Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, last November.
I was invited by Cee from ceenphotography.com to participate in a challenge called Seven Day Nature Photo Challenge. (Check out Cee’s nature photos as well as her thousands of other wonderful photographs by clicking on the link above.
As part of this challenge, I am to post one nature photograph a day for one week and to ask one other person to join the challenge each day. Today I ask you to check out the photography of Irene Waters and I’m nominating her to take part in the Seven Day Nature Challenge as well.