1. Tabachines trees, also know as Flame trees with it’s big red blooms, are common in Mexico and other warm climates. They are fast growers and have tropical looking leaves that give a nice dappled shade.
Unfortunately, we have planted and lost two Flame trees in the same planter.
Because we have warm weather year round, trees grow quickly. We once stuck the broken off branch of a Moringa tree in the ground and less than two years later it had grown into a tree taller than our house.
Earlier this week we drove to Arizona for our yearly doctor’s appointments and shopping. We returned yesterday and today noticed new growth on the supposed dead Flame tree. Oh happy day!!
2. Now we move on to the papaya trees and a new birth.
3. Will this blog return from the dead? I have a list of posts I want to write but today discovered that my 7 year old Mac computer’s operating system is no longer supported by Apple and now doesn’t work with my blogging software. I did this post on my phone and it was a real struggle. Fortunately unfortunately we are making the long drive to Tucson again in two weeks and I will buy a new laptop.
4. Last but not least, one year ago this month I was on my way to the best cancer hospital in the US: MD Anderson in Houston. I was 100% sure it was curtains for me and in fact had started donating my clothes. But here I am to tell you that very long story another day.