Saturday, February 2, 2013
This past week we have had some sunny days and some clouds with a little bit of rain. Today has been quite breezy with the sun popping in and out - a really lovely day. The temperature at 2:20 p.m. is just above 80, but it feels cooler to me. When you live in a sunny climate, you become acclimated to the heat. But I enjoy a break from the sun now and then.
The sweet little bird in the picture is an Olive Backed Euphonia. (Credit for the superb bird photos goes to Cari Cagle. She is a great photographer; a very nice person and presently, a guest here at Hidden Jungle Beach House.) So many pretty and colorful birds are common to this area. What is interesting about this one is that it is perched on the nest of an Oropendola.(Photo below by Planetstillalive.com)
Living here at Hidden Jungle Beach House is such a joy, among the birds and wild animals, surrounded by nature. Every day I see hummingbirds popping into the jungle flowers all around the house. Shiny Blue Morpho butterflys dance by. My favorite little baby sloth lives in the trees right outside my window. Agoutis romp and chase around the jungle floor. Wide eyed Kinkajous come out at night. I've also seen an armadillo, an anteater and a porcupine. I'm living in a fairy tale world and I love it!