11 February 2013

Leaving Trinidad

Some photos as I end up my visit to Trinidad that I haven't yet shared but are fabulous favorites.


Newly hatched Little Hermit hummingbird (about the size of a raisin):



Taken on a hike:




Poinsettias growing wildly at a neighbors house.



A final portrait with the grands from a dinner by the sea:




Sunset photo with my daughter:





Giving river rock tattoos:



Water vine drink on my birthday hike to a waterfall I had never seen:



Cacao pods of various varieties:





Goodbye Trinidad and Tobago.




I'm in Florida for 10 days now to visit family and attend the wedding of my niece.

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    1. Some beautiful and interesting places and some amazing sights.

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  2. Ah, yes, you are having a grand time!

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  3. Just lovely, and such beautiful children. k.

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    1. Of course, I agree. Beautiful inside and out.

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  4. beautiful pics...esp. love the one with you and your grandkids...looks like you had a great time together..have fun at the wedding...smiles

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    1. Thanks, Claudia. I enjoy my time with them enormously.

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  5. Lovely pictures, lovely memories!

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    1. Yes, we made some great memories this time. I have to pay my grandson to pose for photos but it's worth it, especially since he doesn't collect!

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  6. What a fabulous place for your daughter's family to live, and for you to visit. Thanks for sharing the photos to help warm those of us living with lots of snow!

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    1. The rain forest is a rich environment that brings all kinds of researchers who have such fascinating things to share.

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  7. I just returned from two weeks in lovely Florida. I know you will enjoy it, but seeing where you just were, I hope you are not too awfully jaded from that fabulous time in Trinidad! :-)

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    1. I always enjoy my time in Jacksonville with my sister-in-law and family galore!

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  8. How magical to see that teeny tiny hummingbird and poinsettias growing wildly! The picture of you and your grandchildren is just charming -- what a wonderful place to spend your time!

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    1. I got to watch the hummingbird eggs ( the size of tic tacs) incubate and hatch into these raisin sized birds. It was such a treat. I enjoy my time with those charming grands!

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  9. So beautiful. Have a great time and safe travels!

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  10. hope you have a wonderful time in florida....i lived there a few years and i love it...great pic of you with the grands as well...and that little hummingbird is amazing!

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    1. Those little hummingbirds have nests the size of thimbles stuck on the back of a palm frond- so vulnerable. The researcher replaces the eggs with dummy eggs so the mother continues to sit on them and then he switches them once the hatchling emerges so mother can feed them, which she does and feeds them such a rich combo of nectar and bugs that they mature in three weeks. It is amazing!

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  11. Love Carl's shirt in your birthday pic!

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    1. One of the researchers staying in a house on their property goes to Cornell and brought him the shirt. He's the one doing the hummingbird research.

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    2. Carl sounds like a truly amazing person. And he must have very steady hands. The thought of handling such tiny, frail creatures...and finding the nests in the first place!
      I just got my first email from my much-beloved nephew. He's nine and has an iPad and his own email account, and he's the one who taught me to use my new phone. What a different world from the ones your grands are growing up in. I worry that Z. is missing out on the natural world.

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    3. What's ironic is that while my grands have plenty of time in nature, my grandson longs for more high speed internet time.

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  12. i hope your trip to florida is going well...nests the size of thimbles...that is a bit crazy...smiles...ha...cool...

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    1. Yes, imagine it hanging on the underside of a palm leaf and you understand the vulnerability.

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  13. Trinidad and visiting family is a powerful destination.

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