(Mindo Ecuador) – The rainy season has definitely returned here in the cloud forest, and the rain guage has ‘caught’ at least 20 inches of rain since the new year began! The rains continue to purge the normally-tranquil Rio Cinto, that has lost its temper twice and roared as it passed (in its bounds) through the valley.
On Tuesday the sound of traffic returned, and I drove to town with no problems. A very large landslide had been cleared, and the municipality deserves recognition for their prompt action. I did not take my hands off the wheel in order to photograph the mud and muck!
Between rains, the days are beautiful and the mornings often seem as if rain is the least-expected item on the day’s menu. By noon or one, the clouds return, and light showers prompt a change in plans.
Two brothers are helping with outdoor tasks on the property/ https://https//alittlebluebirdtoldme.wordpress.com. It’s been an interesting few weeks as we exchange ideas, and they adapt to working not only with a woman as their boss, but also with an untra-sensitive ARTIST that cautions, “Please don’t cut this… or this… or amputate a limb or —-” They are learning a bit of English, and I am learning more Spanish.
When they helped clear limbs that fell over/into a clear spring, I worked elsewhere so that they could do their job and do it well without my concern for the little plants!
All is going well, and there will be photos of the trails soon, camera willing. It’s great with closeups, yet requires creative manipulations to capture most of the work areas.