I am having a time with the blogs on WordPress! There are so many interesting people writing here, and don’t even talk about the photos. I could spend all day looking photos. There are some amazingly talented and interesting people in this blog world who obviously put a lot of thought, time, effort, and love into their posts. Sometimes I am intimidated, but usually I am so inspired.
I am only an amateur. I like to write, and I love to take photos. It is a luxury to have time to do a bit of both. But, I’m still busy. I am trying to learn another language, and make a home in a new country and new culture. I have other interests to explore. I am so inspired though that I wish I had unlimited hours in every day! I wish I could elevate myself to the level of the amazing blogs I’ve seen here recently.
But, back to my reality. I will continue to prattle on about what’s on the mind at the moment, and post too many photos and an occasional video. I cannot seem to go anywhere without a camera because whenever I do, I miss an opportunity.
The weekly photo challenge was interesting because new people visited my blog, and in turn I could visit theirs. I will continue to participate in challenges when I can, and I’ll look forward to meeting new people here. I’m afraid that soon my list of followed blogs will be a mile long!
We never made it to Boquete though because we had another problem with the car overheating. A total stranger on the street helped us rewire the fan and filled the radiator up with water so we could limp back to town. The kindness and generosity of these people is amazing. I talked with my Spanish teacher about this today and she says “Don’t the people in the US do this for each other?” Sometimes, but usually not. I think most of us are too afraid to stop for a stranger in the street. Here, it’s perfectly normal.
We’ve also become fascinated by hummingbirds. We put out a feeder a few days ago and it’s a busy place! They come to eat and fuss at each other and chirp from the trees. I’ve never known anything about hummingbirds before, and now it’s an all day photo op! They are beautiful, and busy, feisty, active little birds.
Joel took these great photos!
This was breakfast the other day – beans, corn tortillas, scrambled eggs, pineapple, and Geisha coffee.
The highlands nearby are known for their coffee, and Geisha coffee is the most expensive around. When we found some the other day we had to try it. It is good, very good, but I’m not a coffee connoisseur so I don’t have the fine appreciation for different coffees. I’m happy with the cheap but good stuff from the supermarket. But, I’m glad we had a chance to try this very special coffee!
The woods and the river are still the main fascination though. What a wonderful place!
Yesterday we were jungle people with a machete, and hacked a new pathway from close to our house more directly to the river.
Of course when we got to the river I saw a hundred things I wanted to photograph while Joel played in the water.
We also saw some other people at the river for the first time. Usually we are the only people there. Today there were three young guys swimming and another group who came to fish. People work hard all week here, and often a half day on Saturday as well so Sunday is a day for many people to relax and do something fun.
Of course now that we have made a new pathway, we’ll have to use it a lot to keep it open! I think I’m confident enough in my ability to climb up and down the path to bring the good camera, so I’m really looking forward to those photos. But, meanwhile, I’m very happy with the pictures from our little camera.
Well, that’s it for now. Hasta pronto