Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I was outside in the afternoon, hanging up clothes and I heard a sound of an animal trying to be quiet.  I looked up and saw, on a coconut palm near me, a monitor lizard creeping slowly and apparently clumsily, up.  But quiet though it was, my dog heard the sound and came running, barking away.  The next minute the lizard had gone up the tree so fast, it was unbelievable!  I never knew, 1) that monitor lizards climbed trees and 2) that they could move so fast.

Sunday, July 5, 2015


I love the wonders of nature and the joy and serenity they bring.  Watching a large butterfly flutter by, my favourite birds, the magpie robins, chirping to each other.  Walking in the night with fireflies everywhere and a waxing moon, almost full.  A beautiful full moon,.the wonder of watching Venus and Jupiter almost aligned and then one passing the other by.  Watching a monitor lizard sunning itself on a log, a mongoose jumping over a wall, a huge fruit bat settle on a wild jack tree;  listening to a frog chorus, backed by a cricket orchestra--all these make me mellow.