Friday, March 25, 2022

Best Laid Plans #ThursdayDoors

 I know, I know.. late again. It only takes one event in my day to throw things off but we had a few yesterday. I had one post in my mind and got up fresh and ready to roll.

Then a hummingbird showed up at the glass door. Just hovering there, as if to say, “Look, hey look! Come outside!”  When I looked out the door I saw it. πŸ₯°

Yaaaay!!! And, I might add, there are at least four doors in this image. πŸ˜‰

While rainbows are not uncommon this time of year, it is still always miraculous to see one hanging across the valley. So, I did what I always do when it is a rainbow morning. Shoes. Check. Phone. Check. Bug wipe. Check. Hurry, Cheryl, these things are so fleeting. Only this one wasn’t. 

There was a perfect bajareque (misting rain) combined with the sunrise to keep this beautiful arc alive for over an hour. Yes, those are my doors. 

I have a regular route to walk, depending on which side of us the rainbow occurs. 
You may recall these doors to my little Playhouse Laundry. Yes, the bougainvillea are gorgeous! There are also doors to the casitas in the image. 

The best place to get an unobstructed view is down the street and around the corner. Yes, there is at least one door visible here! That is the lovely Sabrin Cabinas hotel. 

The flowers were so pleased to have a backup! There are doors on that house.

It was just glowing over everything. This is the main house on the property and there are many doors.

It was a first for me, to watch a rainbow descending as the sun rose higher. 

The best part is I can see it all from my little kitchen table.

But anyone who knows me, knows I am not content to remain on a chair and watch. If I could run across that rainbow I would! I had to settle for a selfie with her. 
Oh! Can you see the faint impression of the second rainbow above it? It tried to come out but just didn’t make it all the way. 

It faded, then glowed, faded and finally stayed brilliant until it sank into the scenery, the colorful mists blending into the hills.

What a perfect way to start any day.
Oh! My original door. We went into town to a seminar at the library. There were some lovely doors there as well! 

My grandkids would love this place! 
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  1. Cheryl - I will go with that biggest most colorful magical door. The rainbow paints a magical arch in the sky. A doorway we do not need to pass. We are on the right side of that doorway. The humming birds will be coming back here soon. The first butterfly passed through the yard several days ago. Though they will be hiding this weekend. We may get some of the white flaky stuff falling from the sky. And it will melt quickly. Things have gotten too warm for it to linger... be well !

    1. I’m so happy to know Spring is peeking through the door for you John. We feel more than blessed to live where Spring seems perpetual. Definitely our idea of paradise. I hope the white fluff doesn’t discourage the new green things. Be well. 😊

  2. I love these doors, Cheryl, and you are far from late. The doors, the rainbows, the plants and all the green stuff is wonderful. The best part id your smiling face. You look so happy, and I am happy for you.

    Thanks for joining us at Thursday Doors.

    1. Hi Dan! Thank you. We are very happy. It is very easy to grow accustomed to the gifts of life here. You know I lookfor them everywhere I am but it is abundant in this place. 😊

  3. That was a gift! You live in a beautiful place, Cheryl.

    Do you speak Spanish? I'd love to know how you came to move there and what it takes to move and be an expat. I think you're so brave!

  4. hablo pequito Espanol, Deborah. If you email me I can share our process with you. It’s easier than you might think. The hard part for a lot of people is feeling they are too far from family. Mine has been dispersed for many years with yearly visits so that hasn’t changed for us. Now I feel there is somewhere wonderful for them to visit. πŸ™‚

  5. Rainbow is so beautiful it almost looks like it's painted on. Mother Nature's jewelry.

  6. You live in a wonderful place, Cheryl - the doors, rainbows, green forest, daily walks among nature, and more. I am happy that you are in a place good for your soul. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. They are stunningly close. Thanks for stopping by! 😊

  8. That rainbow ought to provide enough good luck for the rest of the year!


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