Tuesday I rose from my hammock at 1 am in the morning. For what you may ponder..
I wanted to see the full moon eclipse and also a Mexican family that was staying with me wanted to see it. I greeted them as I exited my little casita with my eyes a little glazed. We laid down on the ground and oohh,ed and Ahhh,ed at the sight. There is a wonderful view here at the restaurant of the night sky as there are no street lights to interfere. Everytime it’s a full moon you can see everything its like walking in daylight.
The sky was beautifully clear and the stars shone like diamonds. I can’t say that I have ever seen the moon so high in the sky before and an amazing colour of red crept over the moon.
Again I have to mention that I do really need a new camera. I took a photo but only a blob turned out from the black sky
I stayed only about half an hour returned to my hammock and left the family to enjoy the night sky. They told me ,over breakfast ,that they actually watched for over an hour and were very impressed by it all.
At the beginning of the working day came Zacaria to ask if he could have the day off as there was a meeting for all the employees of the Palacio. Zacaria has another job in the evenings he is the velador(night watchman) for the museum that is next to the church. So that is why he was invited to the meeting.
I drove past were the President was giving his Christmas speech to his employees and bumped into Zacaria with a big smile on his face and a live turkey squawking in his hand.I stopped and chatted with him awhile and took this photo.
Then I was invited to go and take more photos of lots of
turkeys, presents for the workers.They seemed happy and content with their gifts as they were choosing which they would take home.
There will be some happy homes this Christmas but the actual toy giving is usually not until the Three Kings day on January 6th