Saturday, December 14, 2019

More from El Quelite - it is just such a neat town

Finishing up on our time in El Quelite the other day. 
Remember I warned you I took LOTS of pictures in El Quelite. The town just begs you to take pictures of it. Every where you look is something beautiful and/or interesting. But promise this will be the last - until next time we go there. Many of the ladies carry umbrellas to keep the sun off them when walking.
The plants in this town are amazing. Every front porch has some kind of plant on it. Also many religious statues.
Lots of Christmas decorations too. A little waterfall, plants and candy canes. 
A pink home with flowers around the door and a couple of nice ferns on the porch. The white door is a different house, it is painted orange.
 Look at the cactus on the roof. And the TV satellite dishes.
 Some of the bougainvilleas from the road construction in pots all over town. Most of the homes are quite high from the road, the river causes a lot of flooding. More and more homes have air conditioning now.
 This is a new second floor, were working on it when we were here in the spring. Notice the "mother-in-law" paint job. The side upper wall is not painted.
 Amazing display of weird cactus.
 I love this one, really different.
 See the little humminbird. He was sure interested in that clump of gray fiber.

It doesn't show up but this was a PURPLE house. How do you get your camera to take the true colors?
Pickup truck selling plants. He advertised his wares with a very loud speaker. He had just made a sale.  
 If you have a porch or front room you don't use, turn it into a restaurant or store of some sort. Frappes and Raspados - kind of like a snow cone. Shaved ice with fruit and juice poured on it. 
 Lots of seating on that porch. On the main street the light posts have two flower pots on them. 
 This is an old historic home. 
 The home of the first person to specialize in teaching little kids. 
 Coming home to this would have to make you smile and be happy. 

 Interesting use of color. 
A bridge over the wash to get into their house. 
 We stopped at the grain/bean warehouse to visit with the people who work there. 
 That big pile just to Bill's left is white beans. Corn and beans and don't know what else in the sacks. The worker has a black kerchief over his face to keep the dust out. 
 The ladies who work here clean the beans. They take out all the bad beans and the clumps of dirt, rock and twigs. The bad beans go to livestock feed. The good beans are people food. The light colored refried beans served with everything. They do this all day 6 days a week. 
 The lady in the pink apron is the supervisor, also her nephew owns the cheese factory. The lady in blue is sorting. On the corner of the table are a couple of bags - one with beans the other with corn. Packaged for sale. 
 Up on the awning working on something. 
 A few of the vendors in front of the plaza and church. 
 The whole building used to be pink and blue, now the front is gold. 
 A souvenir shop and upstairs a hotel. 
 They have a good crop of corn in their side yard. Up on the hill is a view point. Can drive part way to it then need to walk up a steep hill to the point. 
 Color every where. And every time we go there something has been repainted. So things are never the same. 
Leaving town - had a great time there.  
And so we left El Quelite. On to other things.


Jackie McGuinness said...

It is a magical place!

Carol and Bill said...

Every time we go something more has been added or painted.