Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

Everything needs a home of some sort. We have a home (my husband is writing a blog post about it soon). There are also other homes around here – people, animals, birds, insects… everything needs a place to be.

But, what is this?

You often see these strange things on trees around here.

You often see these strange things on trees around here.

Here is a close up

Here is a close up

I knocked the covering off this unoccupied home to reveal a bit of the network underneath.

I knocked the covering off this unoccupied home to reveal a bit of the network underneath.

I looked up into a stand of tree and saw one of the biggest nests I've ever seen!

I looked up into a stand of tree and saw one of the biggest nests I’ve ever seen! It must be three feet high.

This one must be 3 feet high!

TERMITES – they need a home too

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We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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21 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

  1. delightful – & yes, they need homes too. In Central Australia, you can’t miss the termite ‘homes’ – they are huge constructions like pyramids or some modernist scultpure. Check them out on Wikipedia :-)

    • kristc99 says:

      Oh my yes, I’ve seen pictures. They are amazing!! You’re right, like sculptures and they are so big.

    • indacampo says:

      Oh lord yes! We saw some huge termite homes in the Daintree when we were there!

      Do they use the living fences up your way Kris? That’s where we see most of the termites around here. I don’t think I’ve seen a “home” so high up.

      As usual wonderful pics!

      KA

      • kristc99 says:

        Yes we have a lot of living fences, but it seems like most of the termite nests are in the woods. The big nest was maybe 10 feet high in the tree.
        Thanks :) By the way, my SU is very impressed with your blog, and especially loves Want to live in Panama, part 2.

        • indacampo says:

          Phffff! Thank you! My SU thought it sounded like a rant!

          Someone commented to me today about someone who has lived here for almost two years and hasn’t bothered to learn español. Head slapping moment for me! They practically repeated everything I said about others moving to our countries and never learning English!

          • kristc99 says:

            I thought it was an excellent post, and I absolutely agree with you. Some things are worth ranting about. Americans can be a very arrogant bunch sometimes, thinking we have the best ways of doing everything. And, the rest of the world should learn our language too. I have a lot of thoughts on this subject in my head too, and one day I’ll have to stick my neck out and write them down.

  2. D. Quixote says:

    And very often their homes damage ours. But, well, they were here way before us! We call termites, comejenes or, as a joke, come gente.
    By sauroses I meant lizards, iguanas. They lay eggs in warm places where eggs can hatch and, obviously, they can dig using its front “paws”.

    • kristc99 says:

      There are many advantages of concrete houses. come gente? ha! Nah, bad picture in my head. Pueden comer madera y vive en el árbol! I might still loosen some dirt in our yard just to see if anything interesting happens.

  3. Ohhh my I’m afraid if that breaks!

    Thanks for the Ping.:)

  4. I know they need homes, but i would prefer them not to be near mine!

  5. Summer says:

    Hallo,

    This is for you, for being kind for others and me, http://www.bigcards.nl/card/pickup/bc-c7cf3c10/

    Sweet greetings, Summer

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