I am now safely back home in Wisconsin’s wintry grasp *RIP sunny, warm weather😢* But before I let today’s unwelcome snowstorm get me down, I thought I might share a few more pictures from my time in Mexico.
While visiting the cenotes, I spotted this Ceiba pentranda tree. Being a total plant nerd, I had to get a picture with it, which coincidentally also happened to show off my abs I have been slaving over for the last year and a half 😉
As we learned from our tour guide, Ceiba trees were considered sacred by the Mayan. They took note of the hollow trunk and believed that the gods used them as a bridge between the underworld, Earth, and sky. Because of this, the Mayan would always have a Ceiba tree planted at the sacred cenotes.
Here are a few more photos from my trip to the cenotes.