Summer in Bacalar

24 Jun

It’s that time of year again here in southern Mexico. The rainy season is upon us in full force with almost daily showers. Our gardens and the jungle are lush, green and beautiful with new growth and flowers everywhere. There is something about the rain. We could water everyday but nothing is quite like a soaking rain. You can see the ferns and palms smiling. 


I would love to walk around the yard and take pictures. However, the mosquitoes are the size of pterodactyls, no kidding! This morning I put on long sleeves and sprayed myself in a cloud of insecticide and they were undeterred. Dog walks are getting shorter and shorter.


Hibiscus are called tulipani here.

This is the time of year that most foreigners head for cooler climes. There isn’t a Canadian to be found. My brother in the hills of North Carolina has record flooding. Colorado has fires. Where on earth could we go? I guess we’ll stay right here.

The end of July I head to Northern California. Our daughter has been hospitalized with preeclampsia. She is thirty-one weeks pregnant on Tuesday and the goal is at least thirty-four weeks. This certainly wasn’t the plan. We are grateful for everyday the twins get bigger and stronger. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.


Even the fountain is getting overgrown. 

I am doing my best to hole up and knit baby socks and hats. One of my favorite pastimes. Until next week…



6 Responses to “Summer in Bacalar”

  1. emilievardaman June 24, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    We had two days of light rain in the desert a little over a week ago, and my plants went crazy! I water them (a lot) daily, but that rain made them dance with joy, I swear.

    I couldn’t tolerate the mosquitoes, I fear. I had dengue a few years back and am (rightfully) pretty terrified of mosquitos. A second round would likely kill me. And I’m not ready to go yet.

    Our rainy season is due in a few weeks. That brings the mosquitos. Thankfully, if I’m covered and use repellant, it works. Other wise I’d be in a box for months!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 June 24, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

      Luckily there isn’t much dengue around here. I got chikungunya in Merida. Not fun. Hopefully this won’t last long. Last fall we had none. Enjoy the rain.


  2. Karen June 24, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

    Sounds just like summer, time in the tropics. I am certainly praying for your daughter, I know that is a tough one.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jack Scott June 25, 2018 at 2:47 am #

    Sorry to hear about your daughter. Tough times. And don’t talk to me about dive bombing mozzies!


    • afish25 June 25, 2018 at 8:00 am #

      You have them in England? 😂 somehow I imagined not.


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