Let’s begin with some CUTENESS…… here are three goslings, all females, that hatched under their mother three days earlier. How do we know they are females? By their bills. In pilgrim geese the females always have some darkness to their bills, while the males’ bills are all pink.
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I took a walk and noticed my neighbor’s tree is full of tamarinds. There was also a goat, that with the sunshine and shadow looked like he had been drawn onto the landscape.
There was a beautiful red flower that was just a weed by the roadside.
Austin nagged me to get this photo … not much to look at, but it is an avocado flower. Regular readers might remember that last December we actually had an avocado fruit growing (same tree) – what I didn’t tell you was that the avocado was lost in a storm the next week. These are the first flowers since then.
Austin has been taking our guests to the coast to do coral restoration work. Joe has a camera full of pictures now, and I invited him to be my guest blogger, but he says he doesn’t know what anything is. For example, he brought home this beautiful shell – and is going to make it into jewelry for his niece, but neither of us know the name of the bivalve it belonged to.
Duty called, and I walked down to the field to see what was going on with all the plowed land.
TA DA. This is what 2000+ cassava plantings look like. The cassava is just those sticks sticking up. Each row is about 200 metres, i.e. the length of two football fields. Sheesh! And there is still a third of the plowed area yet to plant: we will have almost 4000 cassava plants by the time we’re done. As soon as it rains, Austin intends to plant corn between the cassava cuttings as well. Woot woot – lots of food!
While down there, I went ahead and took a photo of another flower that is everywhere right now. An old favorite with a cheeky Spanish name culo de poeta.
And then – HORRORS – a flower I really did not want to see on our property: Spathodia, the most hated plant in my universe. (If you want, you can read my rant about it from the earliest days of my blog HERE )
There is only One Good Thing about spathodia that I just learned …. it can be killed by glyphosate, i.e. Round Up. And that is about the only One Good Thing about glyphosate as well. They deserve each other.
That ends my survey for the week. Let us now close with another spot of endearment:
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Happy week, everybody.
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