Sunday, February 6, 2011

A SURPRISE VISITOR

It's a lazy Super Bowl Sunday.  This afternoon we were surprised by a visitor who decided to take a stroll up the street in front of our house:

Our Afternoon Visitor:
The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg?

The dogs went crazy over it, and it gave them a good honking lecture. Turns out it was following its master, my next-door neighbor, who came down the hill shortly thereafter and herded it back home with a big stick. Such is life here on a Sunday afternoon.

This is a good time to point out the numerous rocks in the road. This happens to be one of the better stretches; some areas are heavily corrugated from the truck traffic. Driving on it can be an adventure. Cars tend to follow the smooth tracks regardless of what side of the road they are on. Fortunately it's impossible to go faster than about 10 mph, so one needn't worry about close encounters with other vehicles.

Farther down the road I snapped this image - Boquete's concession to autumn. This is a grove of trees down by the river glowing orange.  Other trees are completely bare of leaves but covered in red flowers.

Clearly there is much to learn about this beautiful area, and that is part of the adventure of being here.  We are a world away from the Super Bowl hype, and that's fine with me.

Boquete Autumn -
View from My Street Down to the Valley
with Slope of Volcan Baru in the Background

Other than a shopping trip to David to get gardening gear and a printer, that just about sums up today.

-bjd

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