Monday, December 15, 2014

Listón rojo for an eclipse

A listón rojo is a red ribbon

I was watering my lime trees and was amazed to see hundreds of new blossoms for the first time in almost a year. I suddenly realized limones like sunshine. Two weeks ago  we cut down the huge Neem tree that was shading most of that back corner.  Also cut down a large flowering bush that shaded them a bit.

I told Lorena about them and she said that I need to tie a Listón Rojo around a branch so that in an eclipse the flowers won't fall and the fruit will mature.  We stopped at the papeleria and bought a meter of red ribbon for one peso. I don't know when the next eclipse will happen but she also mentioned a strong moon .... so lets be safe.

Literally hundreds of blossoms 

I thought I had a before and after ... but now they have sun (back left)

"A custom widespread in Mexico is that when it is announced that there will be an eclipse, people put red ribbons or any metal object in the fruit trees in order to prevent the fruit from falling or not maturing".

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