Today I am feeling exhausted and sick. I just want to sleep. So here are the latest things that are happening around the property and in my travels. We've firmed up our plans for Brazil this summer exploring the Iguazu Falls, the Pantanal, and the Amazon rain forest....so I'll be updating daily when we are there in June/July if we have the internet connections. I'll be purchasing a new camera soon to take some amazing shots on our trip....I can't wait to get my hands on a REAL camera. I had been using other people's cameras and I have the one now that films....but that is completely different from a good camera. The pics you see on this blog today are from my current camera. It takes okay pics. Anyhow, I also wanted to update on the wells around the trees....here are several angles and pics:)
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Okay...enough of pretend and back to reality:) This past week, I've been investigating the possibility of becoming a docent at our local gardens here. There is a class that begins in September and ends in November. I really want to do it and it's at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. I checked into the Master Gardener Program and was absolutely disgusted.....the only people that can really do a program like that are the retired ones. The program runs during the day and week only. I am absolutely bummed that I won't be able to do this until later on in life. So I'll do what I can for now and learn as much as I can....but there is always so much to learn and I think I'll die still trying new plants and combinations. When I start making my own "tea" for the plants, I know I'll have crossed over to that kind of gardener:)
Saturday, August 28, 2010
|My favorite out of the bunch...some pics just happen...and this one turned out awesome. That's why you should always carry your camera with you wherever you go:)|
Okay okay...this may be too soon, but September is just around the corner and I thought I'd jump start the feelings and emotions that happen to me and others when fall comes. I took these pics with 3 different cameras in Wisconsin last year. My family loves my pictures but doesn't give me enough time to sit and ponder angles etc...nor do the nephews and nieces so I go out on my own.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Living in rough conditions made for one of my most enjoyable stays!
Water came on once a day and laundry was done by hand.
It was great to be taken back in time to another age of living.
Our shower in the tropics!!
Entering near the port of Los Chiles on Lake Nicaragua
People looked at me, but it was a muddy time and incredibly humid!! I wrapped a towel on my head just to keep the sweat out of my face!
In our kitchen
In our house!!!
Outside our house
When there's no water, you go to the river out back
Hovercraft used to cross from Granada to Los Chiles
On Lake Nicaragua
Loading sugar on the docks off of Grenada
Like I said...the humidty was killer:)
The lagoon outside of Managua
Arriving at port in Los Chiles
My friend Carolina adopted this pooch and called the puppy...Peluche(stuffed toy:)
One of the mini islands on Lake Nicaragua...they have monkeys:)