Hot Fun in the Chapala Summertime

It’s been quite a week here.

Oh, nothing big, nothing earth-shattering has happened.

Life goes on. La vida calma, here in Chapala.

So, what has happened?

The hummingbirds are back!

When we set up in our new home in Chapala back in December of 2017, one of the first things we noticed was the delightful presence of hummingbirds in our backyard. A half-dozen or so. Along with a number of other bigger birds and we’ve got a menagerie back there.

Yet, the hummingbirds seem to be the center of it all.

We put up a feeder. Every week or so we’d need to refill it. We got to see hummingbirds out our floor-to-ceiling back windows and they were fed. Yet, then last year about this time, suddenly there were a lot more hummingbirds back there. Rather than once a week refilling the feeder, it was once a day, or more!

And the same has happened this year.

Typically, we’d see one hummingbird, maybe two, at the feeder at a time. Now, we find a full circle of them there. Sometimes as many as six at a time.

Sometimes while we were making the sugar water that goes in the feeder, we’d wash the feeder and leave it on our outside table.

And we’d have surprise guests at the table!

As we’ve mentioned in the past, hardly a week goes by without some sort of festival or celebration. This week was not different. Over the weekend the Chapala malecon hosted a small yet appealing and charming art festival.

And a boon for me! My favorite salsa lady was in attendance so I got to restock my supply here. Easy-peasy.

This is life here in Chapala.

Yes, there was more music this week. At the train station, the Thursday night piano recitals continued with a magnificent rendition of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata #17 along with some other pieces by Mozart and Debussy.

Alas, the jazz concert scheduled for Friday night was cancelled. However, this week we have another recital and a premium guitar concert Friday night.

Summer is just wonderful here (as is Fall, Winter and Spring)!

Until next week, be well.







2 thoughts on “Hot Fun in the Chapala Summertime”

  1. I love your blog! I’m thinking of moving to Mexico before I retire. The weather in Lake Chapala seems wonderful and the prices you have mentioned are definitely manageable for my budget. Do very many people move there and still work, I wonder? I’m thinking of an online U.S. job specifically. Thanks so much and keep the posts coming!

    1. Thank you. Indeed yes. Lots of people do so. And several have set up businesses here in Chapala. No problems doing that at all. What is difficult is to become an employee here in Mexico. Sort like trying to get the infamous Green Card in the U.S. Entrepreneurs are encouraged and welcomed here. All the best to you!

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