Friday, January 15, 2016

¡Muy Mexicana!

We bought the paint for the doors and gate and Pedro has spent the last couple of days sprucing things up.  I am SO happy with the way things look.  Bright eye-popping red to rescue the house from being a "brown study."   In a couple of years, if we still own the place, I'm going to repaint it purple to make it a real Mexican hacienda!  Here are the new puertas rojas.

Tomorrow's opera is The Pearl Fishers that includes one of the most beautiful duets by a tenor and baritone.  It's worth tuning in just to hear it.  This version is with Jussi Björling and Robert Merrill.  It's said to be the gold standard of this particular duet.

And finally, some bright kolanchoe that I have added to the downstairs garden to cut the green and  brighten things up.


mary ann said...


Liz said...

Love, love, love the red doors! Although the change to purple will be "muy interesante!!!" What fun you are having!!! Also, the picture of little Fernanda is precious. I remember last year's photo... I still feel very sad, thinking about her wayward mama, though. Poor, dear little girl... Thank goodness for her sweet grandparents, who, I'm sure, just love her to the moon and back.