Sunset

The sun sets on yet another beautifully perfect day here in this little tropical paradise. 

The Colors of Summer

Panama explodes with color in the summer. Bright, multicolored flowers create brilliant splashes  against a clear blue sky. The sun is radiant yellow and creates beautiful shining diamonds on the water.  Sometimes the contrast of bright hues is just breathtaking.   

Here Comes the Sun…

Summer is here and the sun is shining in all its glory.  City dwellers flock to the beach on the weekends to wind down and eliminate the stress of living  amid the noise, rush and incessant  traffic jams so common here in this tropical paradise.  If you have never been to the beach here in […]

Jane Goodall Goes Wild in Panama!

Jane Goodall, considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, hosted an intimate conversation with students in Panama.  The famous primatologist answered questions about the conservation of flora and fauna, sharing her wealth of experience with her young audience.  https://www.facebook.com/ConcursoGoWildPanama

Toucan Sam

I spent a large part of my morning trying to capture a photo of this allusive toucan.  He kept flying from tree to tree, hiding out among the branches.  Finally, around noon, I spotted him in a palm tree across the street from my apartment.  It was a long shot and the photos are a […]

Tri-Color

The entire month of November you will see the country dressed in the three colors that represent it: red, white and blue.  I especially enjoyed seeing the flag placed all over the area of Clayton, in the City of Knowledge.  This area was once part of the U.S. controlled Panama Canal Zone, an area which […]

Wilbur…

“How many people keep pigs as pets?”  This was the question that came to my mind when I came across this interesting scene.  The name Wilbur immediately came to mind and snatches of the novel “Charlotte’s Web” came creeping into my head.  “I wonder how much money it takes to feed a pig that size?”, […]

Traditional vs. Non-traditional Pets

I have always had a pet, or two, or three.  However, all of my pets have been canines, with an occasional goldfish thrown in now and then.  Today, some people tend to gravitate towards less conventional types of pets, choosing snakes, lizards or rats for company.  I don’t know about you, but I think I’ll […]

Beautiful Wildlife

One of the things I truly love about living in Panama is coming in contact on a daily basis with beautiful wildlife. Panama is blessed with a myriad of lovely feathered creatures like this one.  This is just one of the many perks that comes with living in a tropical paradise.

Beautiful Afternoon Sky

I snapped this photo of the sun fighting to shine as dark rain clouds gathered overhead.   I am happy to say the sun won! 

Sunrise

Today I had the good fortune of catching this beautiful sunrise with my camera this morning.  I have included a close up and a shot taken from a distance. A spectacular way to start the day!

Santa Rita Arriba, Colon

This is a view of the port of Colon  taken from the side of a cliff in Santa Rita Arriba.  Santa Rita Arriba is a small town located outside the city of Colon.  If you are interested in witnessing exotic wildlife in its natural habitat, I suggest you visit Santa Rita Arriba. There is a […]

Hanging Out Together

These two monkeys were hanging out together in a tree sharing some “down” time. It’s always nice to find time to share with friends and loved ones.

Golden Oriole Nests

These strange looking hanging baskets are actually nests built by the beautiful Golden Oriole. This picture was taken at the Gatun Locks in Colon.

Monkeys

One of the things that amazes me about Panama is the variety of wildlife that inhabits this little isthmus.  These two monkeys were hanging out in a tree near the Gatun Locks in Colon.  

Rustic Comfort

At Sierra Llorona Lodge you will find a rustic comfort accompanied with personalized attention. This is a great place for families to stay. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298428-d614398-Reviews-Sierra_Llorona_Panama_Lodge-Colon_Colon_Province.html

Sierra Llorona Lodge

If you are looking for a quiet, out of the way place to spend your vacation, then Sierra Llorona Lodge may be what you have been searching for. It is a quiet little eco-lodge wedged in the rainforest in the province of Colon. You can go hiking, bird watching, or just relax in a nice […]

Early Morning Meeting

Here in this bustling city, business deals get started early. Any given morning,  you can go to any coffee shop or restaurant and find men in suit and ties, mapping out their financial future.  As I walked along the Cinta Costera early this morning I caught sight of a different kind of meeting.   I […]

Huracan

This boat is named “huracan”, which means hurricane.  Panama, because of its geographic location, is not prone to hurricanes.  While others battle tropical storms and hurricanes, Panama is blessed with calm seas and soft breezes almost year round. Hopefully, this is the only “huracan” Panama ever hosts in its beautiful, placid seas.

A Fisherman’s Life

I come from a small town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, so I am familiar with the toils of a fisherman’s life.  It is hard work that begins before dawn and sometimes doesn’t end until well into the night. Despite the arduous work, there is a certain peace that comes with this intimate fellowship with […]