Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Butterfly Comes to Visit


Captured this picture of a visitor outside my front door today. I actually took about five pictures but decided not to make you look at all of them!


I spent some time at the pool today on a lounge chair with a good book. You can see what I saw as I was looking up into a palm tree. It was a little cool in my house this morning so I went to the pool so I could sit out in the sun and warm up. It worked!


As I was leaving the pool I spied these decorations on one of the houses. Aren't they cute -- you can almost hear the music! (you'll have to click on them to get a better view.)
And the last picture is of the BottleBrush Tree at the rear of my house. A very interesting plant/tree if I do say so myself!
Hope you enjoyed the pictures from the complex where I'm living. It's a very pleasant place and I love walking around and seeing all the interesting plants and ways that folks have their homes decorated!

13 comments:

Olga said...

Girl you got it made, reading by the pool, got 3 men playing music over your head (LOL), gorgeous butterfly, but I must say that Bottle Brush flower is my favorite. That thing is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I can definately hear the music! Can you hear me sigh? I feel guilty enjoying this so much, since it was illness that took you there! Love everything I see though. Rest and Relax.

Amanda J said...

Love the butterfly!! Feel free to send me all the pictures you took of it! Got your shirts mailed off to Aunt Barbara...they may arrive a bit wrinkled as I had to quickly stuff them into the one large flat-rate box they could find in the whole post office! At least they looked for me! Love you!

Colleen said...

Betty,
I'm so enjoying you trip with you. It is so amazing. Keep sending those pictures! Soon I'm sure I will be shoveling snow. Yesterday night it was 32 degrees here in the am.

Patti said...

I'm with the girls... you are one lucky girl! Wouldn't that picture of the butterfly make a gorgeous card?

redwasher1 said...

Wow! Betty all the photo's are so pretty love that butterfly one!! You are surrounded with beauty!!

Myrna said...

Betty
Wow that butterfly picture is awesome. It would, as Patti said, make a gorgeous card.
Love to watch your journey. Take care.
Myrna

Becky said...

Beautiful photos Betty. sounds like you are having a realizing time.

Theresa said...

Great photos...hope you are doing well. Looks like you are enjoying your self. Are you all settled into your rental? Enjoy reading by the pool.

Melisa Waldorf said...

That pool looks so relaxing. I would think is would be hot down there year round. They have wonderful art in their architecture. I love the metal men. The first thing I thought when I brought this up was how gorgeous the colors are in your butterfly photo! It would make a great color inspiration photo!

Sue W said...

Not sure what's happening with my internet and blogger!!!! I've only just seen these pics........oh and read about your bees! Glad that's all sorted now and you're back in your house. The flowers and butterflies are sooo pretty you have so much inspiration around you if must be hard not to create! We have bottlebrush here and at the moment I have a couple of small bushes in full bloom........beautiful vibrant red!!!

Janice M said...

Awesome pics Betty! Love that butterfly one and that Bottle Brush one is neat too. I'd love to be laying in the sun by a pool reading a book right about now!!

redwasher1 said...

Betty, you still doing okay? Just checking up on you!!