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.
Here is a close up
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! It must be three 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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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 🙂
Oh my yes, I’ve seen pictures. They are amazing!! You’re right, like sculptures and they are so big.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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”.
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.
Ohhh my I’m afraid if that breaks!
Thanks for the Ping.:)
I know they need homes, but i would prefer them not to be near mine!
Around here they don’t seem to cause any problems and just stay in their trees. But, there’s nothing for them to eat in our houses unless they like concrete, which is nice for us.
I’m guessing that is one of the reasons concrete is chosen as a building material?
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Thank you so much 🙂
You’re welcome : ) And thanks to you too
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