For most of my 70+ years I have been surrounded by friends, close and casual, that are just my height or often taller, some of you very much taller, Dick, Roger, Dr. Garvey, Eileen, Amanda, Larry, Louise and so on. The list is quite extensive.… Read More
Not on the prowl as much this year so made an effort to cover some familiar territory around Punta Uva before next year arrives. Every year I take a picture of an egret at this spot in front Cabinas Punta Uva and wonder if it… Read More
It should not be any surprise to me, just about anywhere in the northern hemisphere you decide to plunk your bottom, December and the winter solstice will exhibit the slow creep of a change in the weather on the march to the shortest day of… Read More
….with sandy shores and loads of lobster. Email is such a wonderful way to get things done. I bought a car from 1200 miles distant. My new (to me) 2004 Ford Focus station wagon puts the thought to rest that you can do most everything… Read More
After a particularly harsh winter my family here in Byron of London, South Western Ontario, Canada, are eagerly awaiting some indication of the arrival of warmer weather. Heavy spring coats and sweaters are still the dress of the day with temperatures here reluctantly creeping up to… Read More
Birds I have known
Not having a claim to an extensive ‘Life List’ as many of the official ‘birders’ I meet in my travels will proudly show you, I have had a number of special encounters with the Avian population to know what I have grown to know as the ‘Birds I have met’, and a special lot they are.
In central America my interest in the exotic species has been aroused and I have images of many brightly coloured birds who have found their way into a rescue shelters but the treasured Parrots and Toucans that speed by overhead are totally disinterestd in my binoculars.
Deep down a heart felt affinity has been to those feathered friends who have made a difference in my life or added some joy to it.
Selvin Brown, long time resident and farmer on the southern Carribean coast of Costa Rica, has with the help and architectural knowledge of his son Markus made a decision to develop part of his farmland into a sustainable community of 12 to 15 planned and… Read More