Amazing sun filled week, watching the garden grow... Lily enjoyed most of it from a shady spot under my chair!
More images from the little cove in Tulum. I took my bike there for the day, sat down on the pebbled sand, took a deep breath and decided to sketch.
Sorbet coloured cabanas add a zing to the otherwise monochromatic beach and balance out the turquoise sky & water beautifully.
The tiny Sandpipers there skitter along the sand like tiny winged mice. Poking at this and that, in the hopes of turning over something useful.
Tulum is part of the Mesoamerican Reef System, which extends over about 1000 km along the Caribbean coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. It is the largest coral reef in the western hemisphere and the second-largest in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. With more than 65 species of rock corals there are plenty of pieces to study, savour and ponder as they wash up onto the shore.
One piece I found resembled the Gyan Mudra (gesture)...Even the Coral here is enlightened!
Tulum was magnificent. I'll be posting more images. For now, here are a few that I did while observing some Pelicans on the rocky coast. I love the way they 'kerplunk' very un-glamourously into the water... and then quickly resume their regal stature atop a turquoise wave.
Pen & Ink in my moleskin journal
One week until Tulumsday... and SUNSHINE! Goodbye white, desert landscape... hello colour!