Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring has sprung..... and Mexico is in bloom.

The Spring Equinox is almost upon us, and around Mexico at the sacred archaeological sites all kinds of equinox ceremonies and festivals will be taking place at the Pyramids, including the optical illusion of the serpent shadow snaking down the stonework of the Chichen Itza pyramid. Mexico is always pretty and full of flowers, but at this time in Spring it is truly magically in bloom, and at its best. The purple jacarandas and red colorins are in full display in Mexico City, and elsewhere floral treats abound at every twist and turn...









Most of these flower shots were taken in the garden of my favourite cafe in the village of Tepoztlan. It is a beautifully peaceful and tranquil spot to sit and read, have lunch, and even better a real English afternoon tea with scones, cream and jam! It is a Literary garden cafe called La Sombra del Sabino, so in addition to great quiches, salads and other home made baked goodies, it also stocks a wonderful selection of both Spanish and English titles, hosts readings and other literary events, plus you can also trade in and swap second hand books. Here is the lawn where you can take your tea....

And here is the overall gorgeous garden setting. Doesn't it just ooze serenity???

You can find Cafe La Sombra de Sabino at Av. Revolucion, No.45, Tepoztlan. It is open Thursday to Sunday from 11 am - 7pm. Enjoy!!

10 comments:

bowledover said...

Peace quiet, wonderful plants, flowers, sunshine who could ask for more.
What blissful pictures you have shown us Thank you.

Thank you for your visit and comments SWF.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

oh - great pictures! these just make our heart sing! our bulbs are just starting to peek out of the ground! quite enjoyable to see something in bloom!

A Cuban In London said...

Spring and autumn, my two favourite seasons. And your photos are hte evidence I needed to prove my point about the former. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Catherine said...

Hi bowledover, summer kitchen and cuban... glad to see everyone is so enthused by the arrival of spring... it lifts the spirits straightaway...

Pagan Sphinx said...

All I can say is beautiful and lucky you.

Catherine said...

pagan Sphinx - thanks very much and yes I am lucky where I live right now...

Jane ... said...

Your floral photos are gorgeous! So happy that Spring has arrived to cure our winter doldrums in the Midwest. I found your blog via heyharriet & recently participated in Sunday Shadow Shot too. I'll meander to your site again! Blessings!

Catherine said...

Hi Jane..thanks for stopping by...look forward to your next visit...

jen laceda said...

I absolutely love these flowers! Here's hoping Toronto sees spring soon!!!

Catherine said...

Hi jen...thanks for stopping by and hope you get spring soon up North!!