Sometimes I go through spells when I have nothing to say. It’s just normal daily life here, nothing unusual happening. I ride my bike, putter in the yard, spend time with friends, do the usual errands and chores, paint a bit, nothing really worth talking about. I’ve had a cold and the cough has hung on forever, which though I didn’t feel sick must have been sapping my energy. I thought I had lost all the conditioning from my bike trip but yesterday, finally, I went riding and felt strong. I powered all the way home feeling like my old self, and it was wonderful!
And, of course, as things go, since I organized these photos and mentally wrote this blog post I have some new things to talk about, all, so they will be coming soon.
What else? One of the banana trees is flowering so we’ll have more of those great red bananas in a couple months. The war on the ants in the house has been pretty much successful though we are still vigilant. They were sending armies from the yard into the house which we have stopped, but I think they continue to live in the attic because just as we think they are conquered, we spot some a few days later using a trail that leads upwards. We still have some of the tiny little ants that scurry around like crazy in the kitchen though, so we are working on them. Yesterday Joel discovered they had set up housekeeping in a package of saran wrap! There are so many types of ants here and it’s really interesting to see how they all work so hard for the good of their colony. They can’t live in the house though. That’s our space.
Oh, and the lizard eggs, can’t forget them! We were cleaning one day probably 1 1/2 months ago and found some gecko eggs. They are little round, white eggs about the size of a large pea. I put them in a dish on my table and a couple mornings ago, I noticed something brown sticking out of one. I picked up the dish and a tiny gecko burst out of the egg, jumped down to the table with some egg shell still on it’s head, and dashed under that little blue box from the moth photo above! Too bad I didn’t have a camera within easy reach because when I came back with one, the gecko had left and I couldn’t find it again. The next day another egg was open and empty. I have two more eggs though, so maybe I’ll get to see it happen again.
The weather has been great for the most part, an occasional hot day but usually pleasant and breezy with cooling rains late in the day. The rain keeps everything lush and green, and I like this better than the dry season.
That’s about it for the moment. Even the ordinary days always bring something interesting.