A Tale of Three Puppies

About three weeks ago, our family’s Saturday afternoon took an unexpected turn when we discovered a small cardboard box sitting on the step in front of our house. It had a handwritten sign on it that said, “Se regalan perritos.” The Spanish had us Canadians guessing, so we opened the box, and here’s what we saw: Three little…

Tour of Coffee Plantation in Mesillas

My husband David and I have been wanting to visit a local coffee plantation for years, and we just never seemed to find the right time. So when one of our guests asked if we could arrange it, we jumped at the chance. David called Esteban at Piña Colada Restaurant in Guayabitos, and we were set. Esteban picked us up at 9am…
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In Bloom: Shaving Brush Tree

The “Shaving Brush Tree” is native to Mexico and a large deciduous tree which is coveted for its unique brush-like flowers which bloom just once a year, usually in February or March. The leaves are also very unique. by Christina Stobbs (originally published in “Magical Moments” on Magical Los Ayala) View more plants in…