There are a couple pictures that I took that I like very much and that I think warrant further explanation. They were already posted on Zen, but I will provide the deets.
#1 The round rainbow, or roundbow. It was outside the flight from Toronto to Mexico City and followed us for a long time. As long as there was dense cloud cover, it was there. When I first spotted it, I thought it was an exhaustion induced hallucination, but no, it’s real.
#2 Fish on the beach…his teeth made me laugh. I’d watched an episode of the Sopranos recently, from the second season, where Tony dreams about Big Pussy talking to him, “You passed me over for promotion,” the Pussy fish tells him, “You knew.” And that’s what this fish reminded me of.
#3 Tigers! We were eating in a lovely restaurant-La Fonda-that has a very beautiful enclosed patio all covered in vines, shady and cool. And as we’re sitting waiting for our food, a loud noise that at first Shannon thought was something…but turned out to be the circus! A long line of cages on trailers, with tigers, panthers, leopards, hyenas. I got totally excited and was kind of dying to see the circus but Shannon proposed to me when we got back to the hotel and that was much nicer than any circus any day.
#4 Cactus Sanctuary. We weren’t sure what to expect, I mean, to me a sanctuary is a place that rescues things, protects them, but it seemed to me, driving through the desert, that the last thing that required saving or protection were cacti. They are everywhere in abundance. Well, this place was so lovely, paths winding in a cactus forest, all dense and about 10 degrees cooler than in the sun. I loved it. There was a graveyard there that was also amazing, so different than what you see here. It looked like a miniature version of a Mexican city.