The view from the riverhouse casts a calming almost-magical effect on visitors. The visual embrace rivals prescription medication, and I often find myself soaking in the ever-changing view for hours and hours!
After many days of cloudy skies, I was happy to record the sun’s placement on the ‘Solstice/Equinox Chart’ for August 2013.
Watching the river awaken each day is equally entertaining. Most mornings the vultures sun themselves near the house, and sometimes they land on the (tin) roof. The sound of their feet screeching on the roof will awaken anyone from the deepest sleep!
Pulling up the rear are a few images of the whimbrels. Did you know that shooting whimbrels is a sport in some Caribbean countries??!
Read Petchary’s SHE DID NOT DIE IN VAIN. Excerpt: ”When “Machi,” a Whimbrel carrying a satellite transmitter, was shot and killed in Guadeloupe in September 2011, the international bird conservation community had a rude wake-up call about what was happening to migrating shorebirds in the French West Indies. The fact was that tens of thousands of shorebirds representing several species were being shot by hunters each fall.”
So now you see how it’s difficult to abandon views like these so that I can focus on art or reading or writing! It’s equally difficult to tear myself away to go to town!
How lucky I am to be totally immersed in extreme beauty like this! My cup runneth over, don’t you agree?! Z