Dear Friends, The morning is warm and still. I can hear the gurgle of the oropendola that has been visiting our area recently. In the afternoon, I expect to hear the distinctive sound of a toucan's bill hitting a branch in a nearby tree. I have only seen one of each which makes me wonder … Continue reading The charm of Geography!
Dear Friends, My greeting to you this morning is brimming with deep appreciation for the beauty that surrounds me. In the distance, I catch a glimpse of the green mountains that provide the backdrop for the different species of birds that make their way across the sky. We are in the rainy season for sure, … Continue reading The Correct Wall
Dear Friends, I woke up today to the sun shining brightly through our windows. The energetic screeching of the red-crowned parrots could be heard nearby and I rejoiced to be waking up in such an optimistic atmosphere. I silently bless everything around me as I begin my day. It is another opportunity to make new … Continue reading Celebrating Life and Mother’s Day!
Dear Friends, My alarm clock early this morning was the energetic song of the yigüirro (turdus grayi/clay colored thrush) communicating loudly right outside my window. The air was quite chilly and I really wanted to go back to the deep sleep I was enjoying but I have a busy day ahead and responsibly got up! … Continue reading Birds and Auctioneers
Dear Friends, As I feel the breeze caress my cheeks on this glorious Sunday morning, I am filled with gratitude for each one of you. Knowing that you are receiving my emails each week encourages me to look for positive events during the week so I can keep my promise to bring you good tidings … Continue reading A Christmas Eve Greeting!
Dear Friends, At this moment, I am aware of the effect cold front is already having in our area. During the night there was an increase in the windy pattern which was evident from all the debris that accumulated on our front porch. Since I am going out early this morning, I have already taken … Continue reading The power of first impressions
Dear Friends, The air is very quiet this morning. I step onto the terrace expecting the usual scent of fresh rain in the ether, but instead the pungent odor of decaying grass from too much rain reaches my nostrils. I search for the birds, listen for their song but they are missing from the scene … Continue reading Do what you can, when you can.
Dear Friends, Last night's rain lulled me to an excellent sleep. Protected indoors, everything felt peaceful and comforting. I woke up joyfully to the familiar sounds of nature and the gorgeous, lush landscape that embraces my home. I am aware that we are in times of upheaval worldwide and as I breathe and stretch in … Continue reading Senior Citizen Month 2017
Dear Friends, As I step out on the terrace, I can feel the sun's heat on my shoulders. I hear the song of a bird I can't quite identify but the bouncy joy is contagious and beguiles me to join in the celebration of being alive another day. Get out as soon as … Continue reading Maintaining Mental Agility
Dear Friends, This morning I rejoice in the richness of my life with deep gratitude for waking up to another (mildly hazy) layered landscape. I delight in seeing the same yet different view as I look out my windows each day. At this moment, there is just a small breeze and I can glimpse the … Continue reading An investment in time brings dividends