Sailing away with Nikk and Jan

As some of you know, I have another blog where I post to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.
For those of you interested, it’s http://www.curiositycafe.wordpress.com. A site called 61 Musings “liked” my recent post, and I went to see what they had posted. What luck, it’s a wonderful site with musings on introversion. I learned a lot, and I am definitely in an introverted state of mind at present, I call it my “hermit phase”. The site had a link to another site, with a Character Strength quiz, http://www.viame.org.
Many fellow introverts scored highest with Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence, as I did. The natural world is a constant source of inspiration and connection for me, as is art, music and writing. So here are some images from the past six weeks since I returned to La Cruz from Portland.

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A broad-billed hummingbird with two baby birds in the nest

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Koi at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens

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Two gringos cooling off in the river at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

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Four-foot long Green Iguana in a tree at the marina

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Peg admiring the local “art” at Ana Banana’s Restaurant

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The Happy Girls, happy because we’re in Mexico on the beach

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A fisherman returning in his panga right before the full moon came up

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The Full Moon from the marina Mar. 16, looking across the anchorage to Bucerias.

Tomorrow we leave for a week-long adventure to visit Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, a canyon deeper than the Grand Canyon, home to the reclusive Tarahumara Indians, two bus rides and a spectacular train ride away from La Cruz. With luck we will come back with pictures and many stories to share.

Comments on: "Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence" (5)

  1. Peg Reuler said:

    Jan, thanks for this entry with great photos. I was lucky enough to be with you when you took some of them. I look forward to your entries about Copper Canyon and your trip to the Sea of Cortez. Safe travels! Peg

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these images! I just linked here from my cyber house but maybe I should have linked to your photo challenge site? Gha!

    • Thanks Marie! That post was from rainbowspinnaker. I’m back in Portland, working like crazy on Nikk’s rental, so not much time for the internet still. Maybe in a couple of weeks I’ll have time for more posts on rainbowspinnaker and curiositycafe.

  3. Had to show my 7-yr-old the iguana. =) He liked it. Great photos.

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