It’s hard to believe we’ve been back for almost two weeks now. We’ve come back to our quiet life so there isn’t much to report since our return. We’ve been resting up, working in the yard, doing daily things, spending time with friends and neighbors, riding the bikes, and generally kicking back and enjoying life.
I have taken a few photos of critters in the neighborhood, some large and some small (bug and spider warning here 😀 ) You never know who is going to have what in their yard so it keeps life interesting. It’s rainy season here so we’ve been getting a lot of afternoon rains, some light and some heavy with a lot of noisy thunder. Mornings and early afternoons are usually sunny though, so we try to get stuff done in the morning and save afternoons for relaxing at home.
Our neighbor Roberts has a new calf. If I understood him correctly (always an IF) he is 2 weeks old and will be at the house for 9 weeks. Then he’ll go to the farm.
This is a very friendly and tame calf. He hangs out near Roberto’s house though he is free to roam as he pleases.
This very nice house had a beautiful horse in the side yard the other day.
Another very nice house had chickens in the front yard. Chickens in the yard are very common, even in some very upscale looking houses.
This tiny caterpillar was on our wall.
This gorgeous big guy was on a banana plant!
These were also on the banana plant not far from the spider. I don’t know if there is any relation.
We see quite a few of these lizards, but this one was just a baby. At first I thought it was an anole, a little garden lizard we were so used to in Florida.
This hawk was making a lot of noise up in the tree.
I was trimming the bushes and found this beautiful little bug.
Check out the gold eyes on this bug. Like most bugs here, it was very mellow and happy to sit on Joel’s fingers.
OK, enough goofing off and playing with photos. Time for Spanish study. I am going to get all those verb tenses straight, not today, but someday!
About Kris Cunningham
We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
I like that spider, he would make a great pendant on a gold chain! Love your pictures,
and by the way, kicking back and enjoying life is why we came here isn’t it?
I’ll bet a good polymer clay artist could make a spider like that. Kicking back? Absolutely! But, after a lifetime of the opposite I’m still working on that.
Oh boy, have fun with those verb tenses. We bought our Nica friend (a teacher) a little laptop and in exchange, he comes to our house to teach us Spanish. I think it’s a great exchange. We’re working on those pesky irregular past tense verbs.That last bug looks like he has golden eyes. Awesome.
I made a list of all the tenses in my verb book. There are too many!
The bug’s eyes do look like gold. Pretty cool huh?
Did you guys take your bikes with you when you moved or did you buy them there? We keep going back and forth on whether to bring ours.
We bought the bikes here. I/we haven’t had bikes since we were teenagers and we’re really enjoying them. There is a good bike shop here, maybe not as large and complete as a US bike shop but they have a good enough selection of bikes and accessories. We have bought some better accessories in the US on trips back though, mainly rear view mirrors and lights, bike shorts, a gel pad for my seat so you might consider bringing things like that.
Thanks for the tip. We will bring our helmets and bike shorts so that we are ready as soon as we get bikes. 🙂
Sounds good! The rear view mirrors were the best things we brought from the US, since the ones for sale here aren’t great.
Ahhhhhh, the good life —- makes us jealous — and wanting to join you in the “pursuit of happiness.” Can’t wait to get there. J & J
Next month! You’re busy, times goes fast, and you will be here before you know it.