Monthly Archives: February 2013

Crested Oropendola

I got a very lucky shot with my camera yesterday! This is a crested oropendola. At first glance it looks like a crow until you see the bright yellow tail feathers and the white beak. I’ve seen them in the … Continue reading

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Cicadas, Hawks, and a Day in Panama

As always, I continue to be amazed by things I see every day, and I continue to keep a camera close. I was out on my bike and rode into some sort of commotion. Apparently there was a family of … Continue reading

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Power Outage

Yesterday the power went out. I was happy for neighbors with smart phones who were able to get the news. It turns out that most of Panama was without power for a while because of an incident with a main … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward We found this beautiful variegated dieffenbachia in the woods and brought it home. We planted it under the guanábana tree where it has thrived. A month or more ago, my husband found another and brought it … Continue reading

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Culture Shock, and the Unhappy Expat

We were told of the possible difficulties in adjusting to a different country and culture. We have encountered unhappy expats. I have been curious about other people’s experiences, finding neither adjustment problems or causes of unhappiness myself. My husband shared … Continue reading

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Sunset in Panama

It was a beautiful evening, so I thought I’d share a few photos.

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Our Cost of Living in Panama

Many people are looking for information on this subject, especially people who are considering a move to this area. Money was a big factor in our move and  of course it is a concern for many others as well, especially … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss I didn’t know what I was going to do for this one until we were eating breakfast outdoors, watching the hummingbirds, and this pair gave us the perfect photo op. Usually the hummingbirds are busy chattering … Continue reading

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Looking out the Window

Our office area looks out to the side yard, so we’ve been putting the fruit scraps out there. Today we moved things around so I’m sitting next to the window. What fun! This is what I saw just today. The … Continue reading

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My interview is posted

My interview on the Expats Blog website is posted HERE   I get a cool new graphic too :) They have also invited me to write articles for their local expert section. I’ve only been here a few months and … Continue reading

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