Monday, April 9, 2007
The view to the junction, before
The view to the junction, after
Tom, the Energizer Bunny, clearing the fence line
We now have baby coconut trees lining the driveway. I gathered the sprouting coconuts from under the big trees, and Tom planted them on Friday evening.
A baby coconut tree, up close
Sour sap hanging right on the tree trunk. When ripe, people around here love to squeeze the fruit for the juice, which is sort of tangy sweet. I can't think of anything quite like it. Some people also just eat the fruit, but we've tried it and found that while it tastes great, it has a lot of seeds, and the texture of the fruit is something like raw fish - not very appetizing!
Sour saps hanging from the tree branches
Everybody at Caracol. Front row: Wilton, Zulmi, Daisy, Marixa. Middle row: Olmi, Damion, Iris, Ofelia, Marta. Back row: George, Ronald, Tom, Marge
Zulmi, Tom, and Marge
Iris being a Wish Willie, with Zulmi
Marge, Marta, and Olmi. We're laughing because Tom and Damion were above us, and just called us "las tres muchachas," which translates roughly to English as "the three chicks." Middle aged women who are married and have children aren't usually called muchachas!
George, Wilton, and Ronald on stairs to the top of a partially excavated temple
Daisy and Tom near the top of a temple
Damion, Tom, and Zulmi
Daisy and Marixa
George, Wilton, and Ronald in a tomb. George and Ronald are making Wilton tall!
The whole family on a bench at Caracol, left to right: iris, Damion, Ofelia, Olmi, Daisy, Sulmi, Marixa, Marta, Wilton, George, Ronald
Iris, Daisy, and Ofelia looking into a tomb at Caracol
The bathroom wall, framed.