The days find me goin’ round in circles as I shove around boxes and slowly unpack in a litte studio apartment in Mindo. At times I chuckle and think of Robert Cray’s song about a ‘room without a view, but the hot plate’s brand new…’

Actually, it suits me well as a place to store my things until the Magic Carpet’s been cleaned, Casa Loca’s fate is decided, etc etc. The light is very good, and it will be rewarding to resume painting.

Thanks for hanging with me; this post should help fill in the gaps of what Z’s been doing!

A Little Blue Birdie Told Me!


“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”
― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

(Mindo/Cinto/ Ecuador – October 2, 2016) – This living stage along Rio Cinto has new owners! Ray and Janice arrived on Wednesday, and their pets joined them one day later.  Like ducklings in water, they easily weaned into their new cloud-forest setting!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Common Tody Flycatchers – Viewed from the Front Porch

The new owners are just as concerned about our vanishing wilderness as the previous owners* were, and it is a relief to know that the property and its flora and fauna will stay intact. Rio Cinto Sancturio de Aves will surely blossom under Ray and…

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