Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mexico, Part 1: Nature Scenes

Just like in the Virgin Islands, giant lizards abound in coastal Mexico. These two were fighting, in case you can't tell!
View from a cliff at the Tulum ruins:
This tree had pretty peach-colored flowers and some sort of fruit:
Here is a shot of the whole tree. This is from our resort, Secrets Maroma. It is a new resort and the landscaping is still very young.
Another picture from the ruins. I wouldn't have minded being a watchman for this walled city!
I believe this is cigar plant:
Of course, palm trees were everywhere:
Are the white bead-like things seeds?
Here is more of the landscaping at our resort, which was very typical of the area:

The beach at our resort was so nice. Wide, with unbelievably soft sand. Clear, warm water. Ahhh!!!
HUGE Bougainvillea at the Tulum ruins (yes, Scott is pretending to be a monkey).
This is from the Tulum ruins. In retrospect, I'm not sure if it's a flowering shrub or a vine in a shrub.
These were everywhere, and huge. They reminded me of Dirt Princess - isn't this a cahaba lily?

Stay tuned for Part 2: Adventures (including a real monkey!)


Bangchik and Kakdah said...

A very nice view. I love the beach!
~ bangchik

Janet said...

The tropics are so interesting with different plant material than what we have. The beach looks so inviting.

Susie said...

Oh I know you guys had a great time there! The beach is beautiful. I look forward to seeing part II.

Dirt Princess said...

I'm glad you are back...although you probably aren't!!! I cant wait to see more pics!

Dirt Princess said...

Oh and yes...the lily is a Cahaba Lily aka Swamp Lily

Cindy/mom said...

Loved the pics, especially the beach.

I think Scott looks like he has grown a long green moustache!

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Wow, your pictures make me want to go back right now. Still the lizards were a little freaky. Those suckers were everywhere.

Prairie Chicken... said...

MONKEY?!! Bring it!