Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Rains finally & Recycling here in the Colonia!

Several stormy days have left normally crazy driving a little wilder than normal here South of the Border!

The drought may have decreased in the Monterrey area this week after the 10+ inches of rainfall. *The drought has been so severe in Northern Mexico as to force the shy Mexican Black Bear from the mountains into residential areas of Monterrey. Since Friday we have had almost nonstop rain. Some local totals are more but here in Santiago it has been a welcome relief with the rainfall adding much needed water back into the springs & rivers.

Finally, there will be curbside recycling in our Colonia! Not a new concept back in the states by any means. On our first day of "Reciclaje" I didn't see anyone else with glass, plastics & paper at the curbside but I'm trying to lead the example. (With so much recycled this week our trash output is very small.) There seem to be more pressing issues Mexico has to deal with but with flash floods & rains washing toxins & garbage into local streams, rivers & eventually into the Gulf of Mexico... it's a matter long overdue!

* More on the Black Bear story: http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23845731-5005961,00.html


tilegirl said...

Gee, I hope you were not driving in that rain and taking pictures at the same time! Dios mio!
We even had a little rain here yesterday and it looks like it could rain right now.
Miss you!

Dee said...

I saw the news alert for KXAN~you know me & news from home...I hope it cools things off there! I miss you too!

Lauren said...

I echo Nancy's concern -- driving in that rain and taking pictures would be pretty lethal! I'm hoping a little of your rain makes its way here, the yard and everything else sure could use it!