Jan 02, 2022

Catching up

I discovered the other day that we have photos that were missed what with Christmas and all. This post will be part one of catching up on our 2021 photos.

This is a desert rose, I have had it since it was only a foot high. All the flowers and leaves were destroyed by the hurricane. But it is coming back. It can grow up to nine feet high.

Click here to read about it and see more photos. I just now learned that it is a poisonous plant. Good thing I looked this up for this post. The girls will be kept well away from my two plants.

Adenium obesum produces a sap in its roots and stems that contains cardiac glycosides. This sap is used as arrow poison for hunting large game throughout much of Africa[5] and as a fish toxin.[6]


A new plant I purchased three weeks ago. I used to have one but it was in a small pot and eventually died. I do not yet know its name but I saw it just the other day as a full grown beautiful tree. Thankfully I planted this one in a large pot.

It has this tiny yellow star like bud/stamen? that I have only seen few times. Next thing I know there are more flowers coming.

This is where the girls wait for us if either one of us leaves the yard for something. Even if I am here and Colin leaves for 5 – 10 minutes  they will sit and wait. I hope that this is good training for them being left alone. To the right is my second small desert rose. The branch would have to be broken open for the poison to some out.

More beach training.

Usually we eat dinner and watch an hour or two of taped TV. This is Carlie who was under the blanket and then did a full stretch on her back. For the last three nights she has left the living room area and headed to her crate to rest.  Ciela stays with us.

I guess that as we have the wine and are not going out because of the frightful virus that we might as well let the wine flow.


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8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Catching up”

  1. SandyM says:

    I, too, love the Desert Rose and also Hibiscus as the color of the flowers are so pretty and clear. I “borrowed” the last photo in your previous post. Love the sunset photos. Two more sleeps and we will be on our way to Guayabitos. Asking for traveling mercies for us.

  2. Hi Contessa, So glad you finally got to Maz and are having fun. The plant is called mussaenda or the handkerchief plant. Have a great winter season! xoxo

    • contessa says:

      Thanks Nancy, good to know. We are here an making our own fun. At this time we are not going into Mazatlan other than twice for food.

  3. Lucy says:

    Howdyyy !

    Love the Desert Rose I was not aware of its toxicity- there are tons of garden & home plants that are harmful- the so popular Oleander is also toxic. I’m still smiling at your card that reads: ‘ Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow ‘:-)

    My regards: Lucy.

  4. Missing Mazatlan, thought I’d check to see if you two made it. You even have two more doxies! We’re stuck in Montana for now, long story, but I am happy you’re there.

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