April 22, 2012

Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!

I'm still trying to figure out this picture thing to show you pictures of my house before and after. 

So, in the meantime I will write about Don Goyo.  That's the affectionate (and much more easily pronounced) nickname that people have given our friendly neighborhood volcano, Popocatepetl.  He has been very active lately, spewing out ashes that have been falling at times like snowflakes.  Everything has gotten covered.  In the morning I have to turn on the windsheild wipers to clean off the ashes so I can see to take the boys to school.  This is the first time I've ever seen so many ashes (or is it much ash??) covering things.  In the past they have blown toward Mexico City or even as far away as Oaxaca, but not this time.  It has been a couple of ash filled weeks.  The sky has been gray and we have stayed inside as much as possible.  Thankfully today has been a bit clearer.  I hope Don Goyo is happy again and will go back to sleep.  

And I hope I can post pictures soon :(  I thought of putting a picture of Don Goyo, but oh yeah, I can't.


  1. I lived in Mexico City many years ago and I remember when El Popo started throwing out ashes. I taught in a kindergarten and school was closed and the airport too. It was like snow. I had a beautiful view of El Popo and the one right next to "him" (I forgot her name).

    As for uploading photos, I click on the photo image and I'm allowed to choose which hotos I want from my memory card. Keep on trying. :)

  2. "Ixta" is the volcano right next to Popo. There is a beautiful legend about the two of them, and if I thought I wouldn't totally jack it up, I would try to write it...but since I have only heard it once, I will just say that it is worth Googling :-)