Photos from Yesterday

Two unusual things happened yesterday.

1. We had a helluva rain/electrical storm, hopefully the end to the awful heat we’ve been experiencing.

2. The Unrewarding Pets (feral cats in the back yard) were unusually cute.

Here are photos of these events. All the rain pics are from our front door.






About BG

Beryl Gorbman is a writer and private investigator who divides her time between Seattle WA and Merida Yucatan Mexico. She has published two works of fiction, 2012: Deadly Awakening, and Madrugada. They are both available on Amazon and other outlets. Also at Amate Books, and Casa Catherwood in Merida. You can read about them in various articles on this site.
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16 Responses to Photos from Yesterday

  1. Janelle says:

    Amazing. I love the heavy rain, especially when there’s a good amount of thunder and lightning accompanying it. Have several photos in my Mac of my street and backyard in the rain.

  2. EGorbman says:

    Did that damn water truck overfill your tank, AGAIN?!?

  3. RichardI says:

    Beryl you look so butch on your motorbike!

  4. Lance says:

    Clean those dusty streets, chac mool!

  5. Leila says:

    OMG! And your motorcycle could still run in that deep water!

  6. Joanna says:

    Nice shots Beryl.

    In “the good old days” before the city dug “los pozos recolectores” the streets flooded like this EVERY time it rained. I used to keep a pair of rubber flip-flops in the car so that when I had to get out, I could walk through sometimes, knee deep water.

    And the poor car… Like everyone else, I drove a VW bug and the brakes would fail after driving through the first big puddle… NOT cool!

    Have you ever noticed how some of the older homes in Centro have a high cement lip you have to step over to get through the doorway? These were built to keep the water from slushing into the living room.

    9 cms. of water fell yesterday… ¡Enhorabuena!


  7. esther says:

    Interesting…..floods everywhere!!

  8. jillian says:

    If I ever get around to starting an all-girl band we will, without a doubt, be The Unrewarding Pets. All credit to B. Gorbman.

  9. Valerie Pickles says:

    Ah but don’t the gardens smell so good after a good rain . Even the birds sing with joy . I have to tell you I have an amazing show every afternoon around 4 pm with the golondrinas skimming my pool. Last year there were around 20 this year it has increased to around 30 .Yesterday an oriole was doing his damnest to get a look in but the golondrinas didntgive him much of a chance.. Maybe next time.

  10. Shoshana Powell says:

    Reminds me of the torrential rains that pound Los Angeles every so often. The kind where the ground cannot absorb any more water and entire hills slide away with homes and humans!

  11. Barbara Bode says:

    After no fewer than 5, but probably more, different “experts” sold their services to build up my front step, encircle the door in metal, attach rubber flaps (why flaps?) all assuring me , my casa would be dry as the desert. As this rain continued, I stuffednews papers all around the door jam as well. Still, I had about 5 inches of water in the foyer, lowering to 4 inches in the living room and then pooling into 6 inches in the Dining Room …and that’s just for starters.

    Can’t someone get entrepreneurial and give water sopping-up lessons or flood-shoveling classes?

    I found a wet-dry vac someone left behind but have no idea how to use it. Teach me and I’ll wet vac your place next time it rains. Hmmm…depends on extent of our flooding, both yours and mine. But I’ll help.

  12. Soňa Králová says:

    And floods in the Czech republic, too!
    Culminating on Tuesday… When was YOUR rain?

  13. Mario Arredondo says:

    Strange that nobody comments on the feral cats. They look so calmed, happy and contented. Just like me after a storm..

    A lady who knows me well commented on my “emotional” life (euphemism for, well, you known..) as a storm where it keeps lightning long after the thunders are over..

    I am bent on proving her wrong; I do hear the deafening thunders accompanying the lightnings..



  14. Delta Castillo Fernandez says:

    Hi, when I was little almost all the city flooded, this now is almost nothing, climate has changed a lot in 40 years!!

    And the feral cats seems to be very calm enjoying the garden, maybe they just need to know you a little bit more to accept you, at least the already accept and like the garden :)

  15. jayjay says:

    Oh my gosh I remember this day quite vividly. I was renting a lovely little home on calle 47A in Santa Ana. The owner had the beautiful cement kitchen with the big cement hood above the stove….well it was just used as an air vent. I found this out that specific day in May when it was raining like mad. I had been using my lap top while flopped on the bed looking out the glass bedroom door to the beautiful back courtyard. Of course I knew it was raining I was watching it and hearing it and loving it…..until I decided to get a drink of tea from the kitchen. As I walked out the bedroom and into the living room there was water every where and I heard a sound like the shower going, but coming from the kitchen. I saw where the water was coming from and immediately ran outside and up to the roof top. The vent, PVC pipe that stuck up out of the house about 2 inches was completely under water and the entire roof top was flooded. I found where the drain, the only drain for this roof top was and saw that a soda can had found it’s way into the drain and prevented it from working properly. I took out the can and then ran downstairs to get a towel and a bucket. I shoved the towel down the drain and then put the bucket over it upside down. Then I thought I would help the water off the roof by using those lovely water squeegies (is that a real word) and so I had to run down the stairs again and get it as it was in the bathroom. When I went back up the stairs and began to push the water the damn thing broke. OK there is a ferrateria (spell check) just around the corner…run, well wade, over there. It’s closed. Go back to the house and notice the water is just barely dripping out of the oven hood. I am drenched, the house has a good 3 or 4 inches of water in it and I don’t have a squeegie. I had to get the leather sofas off the floor, put the wooden rocker and place it on the sofa, get the electrical extension cord out of the water before it blew a fuse. My food on the lower levels shelves in the kitchen were floating in the kitchen. So I just grab a bunch of towels and started to use them to push the water out the back door where there was even more water there because the pool was over flowing and the yard is all cement so the water had no where to go. Ugh needless to say I finally got it cleaned up….hours, many hours later….I am not renting that home anymore (the care taker came and extended the pipe and put an elbow on it the next day) but I miss it greatly. The home was perfect and the area was sensational. One day I will return to Merida until then I love reading your posts and viewing your photos. I just ordered your 2012: Deadly Awakenings, Kindle edition. It is on sale for $3.95 and free shipping via one click on Amazon. Thanks for continuing this blog it helps me still feel connected to one of my favorite places in the world.

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