Wednesday, October 3, 2012

OWL MEDICINE

THIS FEMALE OWL HAS CHOSEN TO NEST RIGHT ON THE TREE WHERE OUR LAUNDRY LINES HANG FROM. SO COOL TO HAVE HER BE SO FRIENDLY AND CONFIDENT AROUND US. OO! OO! OO! OO!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

An Orchard's Turning Point...

Avocado trees at Yiimtii were planted nine years ago. We bought trees grafted with the Hass variety but then the grafting died and the Mother lived on. We only knew it was a good Heirloom Mother that bore fruit like a Mango Tree... Anyway, after nine years of waiting, we discovered we have the Best Avocados on the face of the Universe (not exaggerating)... They don't go bad or black or have fibers and they taste deliciously buttery and sweet...
We truly consider this a turning point at Yiimtii. Avocado being one of our everyday essentials.
THANKYOU MOTHER EARTH AT YIIMTII FOR GIFTING US WITH THIS MARVEL!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tandem Flying

Every night we have several bats come and hang from the roof of our hall. We noticed last night that almost all of them are females that have their young ones hanging from them. It is pretty cute! If you can say that...


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ephimeral Yellow Blossoms

Five Days after the first rainfall, the Ocotines of the forest dress themselves in yellow blossoms. The blossoms only last two days on the tree and then they form yellow carpets on the ground. What a sight!






Sacred life giving Rain

Rains are back these year... It is always surprising to see the forest be reborn again. It takes less than a week to notice the green scenery. At the third day you could see the green sprouting:


And after 10 days this is how it looks like:


WELCOME BACK RAIN!!! WELCOME BACK JUNGLE!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Birding it out!!!

JABIRU MIGRATION:
The NIGHT of May 24th-25th The Jabirus stopped at Yiimtii for the second year that we notice them. They stopped for the night, like last year, that the majority of them stopped at the Dead Old Ocotin Structure, which this year became the Star-Gazing Tower, which this time they by-passed it probably surprised by the feathered turtle shell that hangs as a shild on top of the tower, they chose an overlooking tree a little bit further. The Jabirus are like storks, mentioned as the largest flying bird of North America, although I still have my doubts compared with the Condor. In the morning they took off with the same ritual, all of them gathering and flying in circles for a while, aligning the formation one by one, calling the others from other trees.



I feel honored and am in awe, to witness this migration pattern, having them over for the night... every year... like best friend visitors.


BABY TOUCANETTE:

A ride on a boat, through the mangrove, with the lulling of the song -rows in water-, we find this nest:





CRESTED CARACARA:

It is the first time in all of my life in Yiimtii that I see a Raptor so close to us. Today she landed on our passion flower trellis. She seemed to be a youngster. What a big gift to see her eye to eye:


Sometimes Owls appear at dusk... singing and blinking... but they never come as close.