Eclipsed in Mayapan

Yesterday I posted some photos of Mayapan on my guide to the Yucatan city of Merida.  We have been renting houses in and around Merida for the past 15 years.   I love the little visited sites of the Yucatan.  Mayapan is just less than an hour from the center of Merida.

Whenever I find myself in the ruta puuc area I head over to Mani for lunch at El Principe de Tutul Xui.  It´s the very best place to have a poc chuc or relleno negro. I was happy with the hand made tortillas and guacamole since I no longer eat meat.  The convent was closed after lunch so we strolled around the grounds before heading back to Merida.hipstamaticphoto-525062098.482920hipstamaticphoto-525061941.611274If you are coming to the Yucatan check out my blog and website.

What´s in my Garden?

When I moved to the Yucatan I thought I had a green thumb.  Turns out, I didn´t even have a tropical pinky finger.  My experience with tropical plants was limited to  atriums of glass buildings from the 80´s.  In fact I had a deep-seated aversion to heliconias and philodendrons.  My years in France made me long for a hedge or parterre.  I have murdered hundreds of roses and lavenders over the years.

The garden at my house, Meson San Sebastian for years was just two giant blue agaves and a wall of giant prickly pear cactus.  But now there is fragrance garden in the corner that has something blooming year round.  The lily pond is being taken over by giant lotuses.

One of my favorite varieties of hibiscus
Spending time in Andalusia these past few years I love having pomegranates in the garden. I small found this darker variety this year.
I love the flower and the fragrance of the local spider lilies. There are several variations in my garden.
This was my first lotus that opened in August of 2017. My pond has white and pink lotuses.
I started collecting wild orchids a few years ago and every few months I find a new variety. Some are local and some come from other states in Mexico