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It’s Mango Season!
Mangoes do very well in Panama, and many of the trees are huge and very old. Not only are they beautiful trees, they give wonderful fruit. I always look forward to mango season! There are many types, some earlier, some … Continue reading
In mid to late December the rainy season ends and summer starts. This is the dry and sometimes windy season. The last three days have been very windy indeed! It seems the winds have been stronger and have lasted longer … Continue reading
Posted in fruit, gardening, Panama Tagged crested oropendola, Dry season, Fruit, guaba, Inga, oropendola, summer, windy season 12 Comments
Weekly Photo Challenge, Cover Art
Weekly Photo Challenge, Cover Art For this week’s Photo Challenge, stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine. We cut down a banana tree to harvest the bananas, … Continue reading
Posted in fruit, gardening, insects, Panama, Photo Challenge, photography, wildlife Tagged caligo eurilochus, caterpillar, cover art, owl butterfly, photo challenge 8 Comments
El Explorador in Boquete, Panama
Wednesday I went to Boquete to see Holly and Emma, a couple blogging friends. There is a related post HERE. Our stop at El Explorador was so interesting however, that it deserves a post of its own. I’m not sure … Continue reading
Posted in Exploring the Area, Flowers, gardening, photography Tagged Boquete, Boquete Chiriquí, Chiriqui, El Explorador, flowers, gardens, Panama, photography, Travel and Tourism 12 Comments
Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning
Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning This week’s theme might be obvious, but I couldn’t help it — it’s a simple and common word, yet can evoke very powerful, emotional images. Let’s see beginning through your lens! Beginning? That sounds easy enough but the more I … Continue reading
Posted in Flowers, food, fruit, gardening, Panama, Photo Challenge, photography Tagged gardening, guandu, Panama, papaya, photography, pigeon peas, postaday 2 Comments
Life in the Compost Pile
I’ve had compost piles for ages, but it’s a bit different here in Panama. There are so many critters that love the scraps. It was hard to even get started because anything I’d put out would immediately disappear. Now that … Continue reading
Posted in gardening, insects, Panama Tagged blue morpho, Butterfly, Compost, Garden, Panama 14 Comments
Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh
Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh The instructions are: Fresh. The definition for fresh has a bit of a fork in it – it’s a state (new, recent, previously unknown) and it’s a taste or sensation (cool, sweet, invigorating, refreshing). I’m going to let … Continue reading
Posted in expat, gardening, Panama, photography Tagged Banana, Chiriqui Province, David, Panama, photography, postaday 6 Comments
Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic
Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic The directions are: “IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PICTURE THAT MAKES YOU NOSTALGIC.” I’ve been thinking about this for days. There is very little of my past that makes me look back … Continue reading
Posted in gardening, photography Tagged photography, postaday, water gardening, waterlilies 14 Comments
Vivero en Dolega!
I had heard about this plant nursery in Dolega, another town up the road towards Boquete. So, yesterday, we set out to find it (which is course, for us, always involves getting lost and going places we didn’t expect to … Continue reading
Posted in expat, expatriate, Flowers, gardening, Panama Tagged Bocas Town Bocas del Toro, Chiriqui, Chiriqui Province, David, Dolega, expat, expatriate, Flower, Garden, Home Gardening, Horticulture, International Living, Latin America, Panama, Plant, Plant nursery 4 Comments
Cerro Punta – Do You Know Where Your Vegetables Come From?
Saturday we set out to see some new places and had a wonderful day! We headed to Volcan, and then east to Bambito where our friends were exhibiting at an art show. This is a lovely area in the mountains … Continue reading
Posted in expat, expatriate, gardening, Panama, photography Tagged Bambito, Central America, Cerro Punta, Chiriqui, Chiriqui Province, David, expat, expatriate, International Living, Latin America, mountains, nature, Panama, Photograph, photography, Travel and Tourism, Vegetable, Volcan, Volcan Baru 4 Comments