First, I want you to please look at the website of my deceased sister-in-law's art. It is worth the visit many times over.
Second, I want to tell you that the rainy season has come to an end. This doesn't mean we won't have more rain, just that it is likely to be softer, sometimes steadier, sometimes lasting for days, sometimes absent for days. The mornings dawn crystalline and cool. The mud is drying up on the dirt roads and narrow paths we hike along. We have just started taking our baby dachsund, all seven weeks of her, with us, and much to our suprise she wants to trot along with us, dodging Jim's heels. She climbs over little rocks and skips around slightly larger ones. She sticks very close. The other animals are bit by bit getting used to her. Her name is Daisy. Here are far too many pictures of her.
Daisy and me
Daisy and jim
Daisy and Rita
Daisy and Rita again
Daisy looking over a very, very low wall.
Daisy walking on our regular walk.
Finally, I thought you might be interested in what at least some Mexicans think of the upcoming US elections, at least those who answered the survey questions of Consulta Mitofsky, a Mexican polling firm.
According to Mitofsky, 36 percent prefer that Obama win, 6 percent prefer Romney. For more details, you can visit the site (in Spanish) here. The 42 percent is obviously nowhere near 100 percent, largely because of the knowledge of many Mexicans about US elections.