Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Inn at Chachalaca Bend

A flock of Chachalacas live at
The Inn at Chachalaca Bend.

I enjoyed them in the trees and on the grounds.

The Inn is located on 40 acres.

The mesquite fence inspired me!
I can do something similar in my gardens.

We explored the grounds.

Rain lilies were in bloom.

Huge prickly pears were scattered about.

I saw a few new to me butterflies.
I cannot find this one in my Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley book.

It was a joy to go to bed each night.

A joy to awake!

I am spoild by the sweet, freshly picked,
ruby red grapefruit we had for breakfast.
The way cook peeled and sectioned each fruit was so amazing.
This was welt in your mouth grapefreuit.

There were two different water sources on the property.

I enjoyed watching the Common Moorhens and all sorts of Herons and Egrets.

The inn keepers live on the property.

The mail boxes are fantastic!

The morning dew was caught in the rain chains.

Many song birds

and White Winged Doves to watch.

Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures

would circle in the afternoon and perch in the trees.

Hawks hunted

and Zebra Longwings roosted in the evenings.

I have many photographs of this remarkable place.

Wonderful memories of the birds and the butterflies and the inn keepers.

I can hardly wait to return!


Lisa at Greenbow said...

And those pillows on the bed. Did you notice how each of them told a story? I have always wanted to make a pillow that tells a story.

Mary said...

Wow...looks like a great place and a great vacation! I don't know which photo to comment on, so many neat the fence and the mailbox.....beautiful rain lilies...butterflies and birds all great!

Chris said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful time, Sherry. Please explain rain chains :-) I have never heard of them before.

Talking To My Soul said...

Tremendous, Sherry. Absolutely tremendous. Your eyes see paradise.


Wendy said...

Wonderful memories is right. I love the mailboxes. At first I thought they were birdfeeders. I am glad you had such a good vacation.