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"Did you see that flash of yellow? What's there? "

“Did you see that flash of yellow? What’s there? “

Mindo, Ecuador –   The little Burrito Laptop displayed a stubborn temperament yesterday and refused to respond to any keyboard prompt.    Photos were waiting to be uploaded, and stories were waiting to be shared, and I could open pages via touch screen, but nothing else worked!   A cybercafe helped me connect to the world and send a fast email to say, “I’m fine – all’s well aside from lots of rain here in the cloud forest.”    I am learning to dodge the roadblocks the computer places in my way and can do basic typing.  Pardon the generic presentation of this and future posts!

Drive with me past Rio Cinto and examine the range of the moods!

Rio Cinto always offers a different mood and another facet of beauty.

Rio Cinto always offers a different mood and another facet of beauty.  This is the normal mood!

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Rio Cinto after 3 inches of rain…

Rio Cinto

Rio Cinto showed a rare bad temperament this past week!  Twelve hours later, it was back to normal…

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Hey, there is a new Playamart shopping center on Rio Cinto!

After the bad mood; hey, there is a new Playamart shopping center on Rio Cinto!

My drive to town was a bit longer than norm this week;   I stopped and photographed Rio Cinto’s rare bad mood, and then braked for a great photo session with two toucans that foraged near the road.

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Just a reminder - without those life-giving rains, the beauty of nature would not be its best!

Just a reminder – without those life-giving rains, the beauty of nature would not be its best!

With the laptop’s stubborn mood, and the art exposition growing closer day by day (May 2016) I will be spending more time offline/on the property for the next month.

I might not be painting the artifacts in the museum, but there is an ever-changing supply of flora and fauna to study there on the property.

One of many varieties of delicate orchids...

Yes, Virginia, there are dandelions in the cloud forest!

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There is so much order in this spider’s brilliant design!

This one could be a lot of fun to capture with pencil or paint1

This one could be a lot of fun to capture with pencil or paint.

This bromeliad fell (via dead limb) on the public road and now thives in the "Plant Rescue Garden."

This bromeliad fell (via dead limb) on the public road and now thives in the “Plant Rescue Garden.”

"What is that lovely fragrance?"   Aha!  Perhaps it was this timid little orchid blooming in the background1

“What is that lovely fragrance?” Aha! Perhaps it was this timid little orchid blooming in the background1

Only pretty for one day, this petite orchid smiles for those lucky enough to view its fleeting beauty.

Only pretty for one day, this petite orchid smiles for those lucky enough to view its fleeting beauty.

This ginger is oh so delicate!

This ginger is oh so delicate!

Have a good weekend, everyone!   Lisa/Z

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