All the following low light pictures were snapped during a fairly hefty shower, late in the afternoon. Which is my sly way of saying, well, the picture quality stinks, but I’ll post them anyway. Earlier this week we had a brief visit from a German friend, with whom I had gone to school at the […]Read more "To Have or Not To Have a Beak"
Yesterday we were awarded with vigorous green season action, a preview of the weather we usually experience in September and October. Our rainy season has been dryish around here so far this year, and dangerously dry in many other Central American regions. Farmers and ranchers are facing serious trouble with harvests; and procuring feed for […]Read more "Of Brown Birds and White Clouds"
Just a little while ago we mentioned to our friends and neighbors two houses further down the hill that we hadn’t seen nor heard either Toucans or Oropendolas lately. Bird’s lives are often governed by seasonality, which makes them plentiful or scarce, depending on time or place, just like mangoes, and we thought our temporary lack of the […]Read more "Motecuhzoma xocoyotzin in my backyard … or Monty is back !"