Do You Believe in Magic?
July 31st, 2010 by Les

“When you aim for perfection, you discover it’s a moving target.”   Geoffrey F. Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1945 to 1961.

“I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.  But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.”  Eleanor Roosevelt, Writer, Diplomat, Activist and Feminist as well as wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Teach your neighborhood birds to break-dance.  Fill your birdbath with lime Jell-O.  Of course there are many other uses for limes, adding zest to cookies or cakes, sauces or drinks, simply piquancy to water on ice!

Sometimes, during the course of any given day it might be a good idea to look for that pot of gold, especially during the rainy season in Mexico.  Other times, it seems to me, the more important decision of the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.

This area we have chosen to live in was extremely dry when we visited way back in April of 2009.  We’ve lived here for a while now and the richness of the culture, vastness of the landscape, passions of its people and humor we associate with every day life are more real to us and make up the fabric of our lives on Mexico time.

Near perfect color calibration can be gleaned from the NASA color reference chart.  However, being no where near perfect and wanting to be able to show you just how vibrant and, for lack of a better word, loaded our lime trees are at this point in time, David came up with a fantastic idea.

Let’s show our readers the actual lime tree knowing full well it will be difficult to pick up on the volume of limes hanging from the branches as they are the same color as the tree itself.

Now remembering some people take life with a grain of salt…plus a slice of lemon or lime and a shot of tequila add a color-enhanced, photo-shopped version of the same tree.  Wait.  See if anyone notices.

The results of his cleverness can be seen below.  Believe me when I say he was busier then a cross-eyed cranberry picker creating this delightfully psychedelic version of a Mexican lime tree.

Timothy Leary (an old hippy of note) wrote: “Hippy is an establishment label for a profound, invisible, under ground, evolutionary process.  For every visible hippy, barefoot, beflowered, beaded, there are a thousand invisible members of the turned-on underground.  Persons whose lives are tuned in to their inner vision, who are dropping out of the TV comedy of American life.” To this I add many of these people are living in Mexico, experiencing life with gusto and laughter. David’s “psychedelic lime tree” is a symbol of the enthusiasm with which many greet each day, their openness to adventure and their enjoyment of what the world has to offer.  Viva Mexico!

Here we have a lime tree, folks.

Here we have a lime tree, folks.

David’s “psychedelic lime tree”

David’s “psychedelic lime tree”

You want to talk vibrant colors?  This is a house down the block from our home.

You want to talk vibrant colors? This is a house down the block from our home.

The house on the corner.

The house on the corner.

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4 Responses  
  • Joe & Jan Ritchie writes:
    August 1st, 201010:39 amat

    Incredible lime tree and article!! Once again thank you Les and David.

    Joe and Jan

  • María D'Oporto writes:
    August 1st, 20102:24 amat

    Hello my dear on line friends!! Well I only have few words, I do believe in magic!!! As a mexican, it can’t be different, I was born in a México mágico land so of course I am charmed, and I am glad to see many of you had being captured by the same magic; welcome to my country!!!


    Luv the work on the pics, all them really reflect the “magia” of this colourful country

  • Bonnie Stamford writes:
    July 31st, 201011:29 pmat

    PS: I forgot to comment on the vivid colors of houses and businesses in the area. Being a person who loves color and even bright ones, I am always enthralled when I come upon these vibratory experiences. After living in the land of white farmhouses for 27 years in Michigan, these are such a breath of fresh air. And even though I’m in Pagosa with no 2 alike houses nestled in the back drop of beautiful mountains, colorwise, they are still somewhat drab comparitively speaking….even mine. You can bet I’ll certainly do mine up in color if I move there, if not the outside, then certainly inside! Viva Mexico is right!!! Bonnie

  • Bonnie Stamford writes:
    July 31st, 201011:22 pmat

    Loved, loved loved your psychedelic lime tree! I’d like some of the magenta and blue limes please. What a fun thing to do, and it is really loaded with fruit. One of the big draws for me is being able to have a lemon and lime tree, plus an avacado, bananna and orange tree. Ohhhhh, the incredible smell of orange blossoms….they just about do me in. Add to that a little gardenia fragrance (and I can grow those too), a little jasmine and the sweet smell of honeysuckle and I’m in fragrance heaven!!! It’s been over 35 years since I lived in a place where you could grow these things, so I hope I decide to move there. Somethimes when I get thinking about these kinds of opportunities that the Lake offers, it’s hard to not just take the leap and let the chips fall where they may, or should I say limes? Great article and keep them coming….I so enjoy them. Bonnie

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