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Mexican Easter Bunny? The Tehuantepec Jackrabbit

5 Apr

Well, we are coming up on Semana Santa or Easter week here in Progreso so I thought it would be a good time to repost this little Mexican Easter Bunny.

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The Tehuantepec jackrabbit is the most endangered hare species in the world (2)(5) (6), and, like other hares (Lepus spp.), is recognised by its long legs, large hind feet and huge ears (2) (7) (8), which can measure up to 12 centimetres in length (2). The hair is coarse (2), and the feet are well furred (7). The upperparts of the body are a rich ochraceous buff, washed through with black, and the back of the neck bears a buffy stripe, which separates two narrow, black stripes that extend backwards from the base of each ear. The ears are buff coloured, with whitish tips, while the throat is yellowish and the underparts and flanks are white. The legs and rump are pale whitish to grey, and the tail is grey below and black above (2) (5). In spring…

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So this is Progreso.

13 Mar

They say you only get one chance to make a first impression. So what would my first impression of Progreso be? Love at first sight? Horror?  Mixed? Here are just a few pictures taken during our first week after arriving on Sept. 2, 2013. What is your first impression?

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So what’s not to like? Beautiful flowers that grow like weeds, beach stretching for miles, and a perfect sunrise.

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Yikes! What have we done?

mañana

10 May

I love reading posts from howdoyousaytacoinspanish but this one really hit home. I am going to have to rein in my type A personality in Progreso.

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Since I am a day late posting my blog – I thought it would be a great time to discuss the Mexican idea of mañana. Now, I have to admit that prior to living in Mexico, I would have run myself aground making my deadline yesterday. But the two years I spent in Mexico have altered me in many ways. For one, my type A personality is a little toned down. I had a choice yesterday between finishing my blog or hanging out with my friend. And in the spirit of mañana, I chose my friend 🙂

So you are probably wondering what exactly is the spirit of mañana. Well for starters, Mexicans do not embrace the time-is-money mentality of many other cultures. In fact, there is an old Mexican saying that “North Americans live to work, but Mexicans work to live!” So sometimes, or most times…

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Ground Breaking News!

20 Apr

Work has commenced at Casa Lulu. First up is getting rid of  the poured concrete all around the house. This will allow us to improve the drainage and will also open up all kinds of landscape possibilities. Here are a few pictures of the work in progress. Breaking ground.

Ken asked his buddy Andy to wander over to the house to take a few pictures. He was particularly interested in seeing this corner at the front. He is really hoping to find a way to get up to the roof and thought there might be room here for a spiral staircase. I’m not as keen on the idea because I have a wicked fear of heights and it is certainly not high on my priority list but it would be fabulous one day. Imagine, sitting up there in the evening, drink in hand, cool breeze coming off the ocean, nothing but stars blocking your view.

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Looks like really hard work and Andy said it was 40 degrees Celsius today. Glad they had a big jug of water on hand. The water is sitting on the steps that lead down from the covered terrace to the pool which is just to the right of the picture.

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These steps lead up to the pool area bathroom and change room. On the right is the outdoor shower. I have big plans for this!f1aff1dbf28bc9fbcb4caf9015881c94 448179b34eeec7391de1479229a8a9f4

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It really wouldn’t take much to create a gorgeous space here.With a little imagination anything is possible at Casa Lulu!

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