El Charco del Ingenio

 
November 17, 2018   Mexico, SMA
 
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Balloon over San Miguel      
We woke to the whooshing sound of hot air balloons, which reminded me of a balloon ride I'd taken over Goreme, in the Cappadocia area of Turkey. Turns out, two balloons were directly over us, but I was upstairs and the camera downstairs. So I went downstairs, swapped the lens to a telephoto --- finally, a reason for having packed it --- then climbed to the roof. By then the two overhead had floated out of sight, but then I saw more, far in the distance.
 
Balloon over San Miguel      
We woke to the whooshing sound of hot air balloons, which reminded me of a balloon ride I'd taken over Goreme, in the Cappadocia area of Turkey. Turns out, two balloons were directly over us, but I was upstairs and the camera downstairs. So I went downstairs, swapped the lens to a telephoto --- finally, a reason for having packed it --- then climbed to the roof. By then the two overhead had floated out of sight, but then I saw more, far in the distance.
 
Balloon over San Miguel      
We woke to the whooshing sound of hot air balloons, which reminded me of a balloon ride I'd taken over Goreme, in the Cappadocia area of Turkey. Turns out, two balloons were directly over us, but I was upstairs and the camera downstairs. So I went downstairs, swapped the lens to a telephoto --- finally, a reason for having packed it --- then climbed to the roof. By then the two overhead had floated out of sight, but then I saw more, far in the distance.
 
The botanical gardens      
This morning we hiked up the hill behind us to go to the botanical gardens, El Charco del Ingenio. It's about a half-hour walk. It's well worth it, only 50 pesos entrance fee, it has extensive trails, views of a duck-filled lake, and lots of desert plants well labelled in Spanish and English.
 
The botanical gardens      
This morning we hiked up the hill behind us to go to the botanical gardens, El Charco del Ingenio. It's about a half-hour walk. It's well worth it, only 50 pesos entrance fee, it has extensive trails, views of a duck-filled lake, and lots of desert plants well labelled in Spanish and English.
 
The botanical gardens      
This morning we hiked up the hill behind us to go to the botanical gardens, El Charco del Ingenio. It's about a half-hour walk. It's well worth it, only 50 pesos entrance fee, it has extensive trails, views of a duck-filled lake, and lots of desert plants well labelled in Spanish and English.
 
Lots of plants      
 
Lots of plants      
 
Lots of plants      
 
Conservatory of Mexican plants      
 
Conservatory of Mexican plants      
 
Conservatory of Mexican plants      
 
Conservatory of Mexican plants      
 
Conservatory of Mexican plants      
 
Conservatory of Mexican plants      
 
View of San Miguel      
 
View of San Miguel      
 
View of San Miguel      
 
Succulent      
 
Succulent      
 
Succulent      
 
Prickly pear      
 
Prickly pear      
 
Prickly pear      
 
Cerebro (looks like brains)      
 
Cerebro (looks like brains)      
 
Cerebro (looks like brains)      
 
Cosmos      
 
Cosmos      
 
Cosmos      
 
Paul checking out the solar calendar      
 
Paul checking out the solar calendar      
 
Paul checking out the solar calendar      
 
Post-hike enchiladas, Garambullo cafe      
Our neighborhood coffee shop/cafe, Garambullo, makes a mean plate of enchiladas with a red sauce that packs a punch. Wish I could enjoy this in Canada.
 
Post-hike enchiladas, Garambullo cafe      
Our neighborhood coffee shop/cafe, Garambullo, makes a mean plate of enchiladas with a red sauce that packs a punch. Wish I could enjoy this in Canada.
 
Post-hike enchiladas, Garambullo cafe      
Our neighborhood coffee shop/cafe, Garambullo, makes a mean plate of enchiladas with a red sauce that packs a punch. Wish I could enjoy this in Canada.
 

 
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