Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Orchids in Bloom and a Cute Little Guy

The nice thing about living in Boquete, Panama is that you can have as many orchids as you want and not have to worry about what you are going to do with them when the weather turns cold. Also we are living in the land of orchids. You see them growing on trees everywhere. The really nice thing is that they are cheap to buy, often less than $ 10.00. We are starting a collection and some of them are in bloom right now so I thought I would share a few pictures.

Oh and the cute little guy is this green cutie who was near one of the orchids.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hoards of Humming Birds

It all started with one Humming Bird feeder and a Humming Bird who would not share the feeder so we put up a second Humming Bird feeder and were having about five Humming Birds coming so I put up a third Humming Bird feeder and now we have hoards of them. The most I have counted around the feeders are seventeen Humming Birds. We now have eight species of Humming Birds coming and they are draining all of the the feeders twice a day. It is really nice to be able to sit on our back deck and enjoy the show these guys put on for us. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Monday, June 6, 2016

I Hate Mistakes

Well I was putting off posting until I had finished the last round on the doily I am Tatting. I finished it last night and was looking at it this morning and realized that there were two mistakes in it so I had to cut off the final round and start again because I hate mistakes in my Tatting. I hope to get enough time this week to do it again and will post it as soon as it is finished.
Bye for now.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Yah!!!!! Tatting

I finally have some Tatting to show you. This is the first two rounds of Flowery Meadow Doily from the book Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson. I am using Lizbeth size 40 thread 138 Leafy Greens for the chains and 668 Orchid Green Dark.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016

Boquete Orchid Show

Hi Everyone.
This past weekend we went to the annual Orchid Show in Boquete Panama and saw a lot of beautiful orchids and Bromeliads so I thought that over the next week or two I would show some of the pictures I took. Enjoy.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Attention Bird Watchers

This is just a quick post. If you are a bird watcher you really should consider a trip to Panama for bird watching. Audubon Society just announced
 that the number of different birds found in Panama this year number 1002. Here are just a few we have seen.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The View From Here

Hi Everyone.
This week I thought I would share a couple of pictures to show you what is in bloom right now and the views we have from our back deck. Right now we are in dry season and have not had a drop of rain since the middle of December. During this season we also get very high winds which dries things out even more. As you can see the only green grass we have right now is around the palm trees which we have been watering.
On the one corner of our property is a very old huge tree and right now it is covered in small orange blooming orchids. It is amazing how nature plants things. 

In our garden the one Bromeliad is blooming and in different spots on the property these Amarilys have popped up and come into bloom.

The following are views from our porch of the mountains that surround us with all there lush growth.

This one shows our coffee plants which really need a good rain which will happen next month when we start to get our torrential rainfalls.

 Bye for now.