Caura River: Dwarfed by Bamboo Trees

Park #1 looked like there were more things to see, so we got out of the car to walk around.  It was still drizzling every now and then, so I was dodging the raindrops as best I can.  The boys went exploring …

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There were these huge, tall bamboo trees here …

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… really huge …

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Too bad it was raining too much that day.  I would have enjoyed walking around more.

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A Drive to Mayaro

After the soccer camp in Trinidad and Tobago – that’s what I’m calling it – for Tin, it was hard work – we spent a couple of days at a seaside town called Mayaro.

I enjoyed the drive down – once we were out of the narrow streets with people and cars all over the road.

I loved seeing the tall coconut trees on either side, specially on the sea side.  It was hot outside, but the air was cleaner and fresher.

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There’s fewer trees now, hubby says.  Apparently, both sides of the road was thick with coconut trees before.  I forget which it was – a fire or a flood – that damaged the land and the trees.  So this is still in the process of rebuilding the thick grove they used to have.

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The sea was frothing at the shores.  Don’t know if you can see it in the picture here, but those white bubbles were not waves breaking on the shore.  Perhaps it was because of some storm system off the shores, or maybe it was pollution, but apparently, when the sea is frothing, they say that the sea is cleaning itself.

Somehow, I liked that.  The phrases come to mind … wash it off … cleanse itself … wash out all the pain and sorrow … flush out the toxins … The sea is cleaning itself, by pushing all the pollution and toxins to the shores …

Wait … but that means that the shores and the land are now polluted?  Or will it be absorbed by the soil, and all is well?  Isn’t it ‘wash out to the seas’,  wash off something?

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I guess it works either way for Mother Nature.

Wash off or wash out … Whichever works best for her.

 

 

It’s a mild November … Temps above normal  …  That’s what I hear in the news forecasts almost everyday …

I don’t mind … I love this in-between weather … A touch of coolness in the air, but not cold … Warming up by the afternoon …

And who can complain about a blaze of colour that greets you each time you walk out the door?  

Yes, definitely … I don’t mind mild Novembers ….

October Passed By …

My, how days fly …

The days merged from day to night to day … School, work, home … That’s all it seemed that I was doing, not much time to sit and breathe …

I kept on taking pictures when I could, anyway. Most of it were the soccer games, and I’ve come to the point that it seems that I’m taking the same shots from one game to the next. So now I’m making a conscious effort to look for something specific to take photos of, like themes, such as headers, shirt-pulling, elbows to the face, or something like that.

Anyway, here’s how my October went …

The changing colors of fall and autumn, of course. I want fall to last longer, so that my eyes wake up to blazing colours of reds and golds and oranges …

I don’t think I’ll ever tire of this season. Weather-wise, it’s been warmer than usual too. There were a couple of cold, windy, freezing days, and then it was September weather again. Oh well … I’m not complaining!

I wanted to work on doodles and only succeeded in confusing myself more, with ideas that didn’t quite translate onto paper …



Well, it’ll keep me busy some other time, trying to fix it …

Then I thought I should work on the other half of my Congo masterpiece from the summer … This is how far I got …. I’m waiting for the next inspiration … 

And never mind my yarn projects … I signed up for pattern testings … Don’t ask me why I wanted to add more to my plate ….

*sigh* I have another busy November ahead of me ….