Have you noticed the cacophony of spring life all around you? As spring turns to summer here in the jungle, I'm in awe at the buzz of activity. I have to admit that I personally am not part of the buzz, I'm actually quite content to sit in my hammock and observe. The heat and humidity slow my body down to a crawl and it's just as well because there is just so much to look at and listen to! From my jungle perch my gaze darts from one intriguing phenomenon to the next, desperately trying to take it all in.
A gecko approaches me and pauses for a moment before inflating a big and bright orange pouch at his throat. The inflated pouch is nearly as big as his entire body and I can see him struggling to hold his head up. I look around to see if any other geckos are watching this display and see none in sight. I raise my eyebrows. Is he doing this to impress me? If so, I'm definitely impressed but I have to say that I don't think that I'm his type.
I'm then distracted by the butterfly tree. I could spend hours watching this tree. I've yet to determine what kind of tree it is, but I bet that if the butterflies could speak they would tell me with enthusiasm. Butterflies of every size color and shape flock to this tree, apparently enjoying its succulent blossoms. At any one moment I can spot at least a dozen butterflies hovering around the tree.
I hear a noise in the palm above and look up to spot a squirrel flying through the air with another squirrel right on its tail. They dart easily from one palm frond to the next and then launch themselves between the trees. I am truly amazed at their agility and ease as they literally fly through the trees. The squirrel in the lead takes to a palm tree trunk and begins spiraling its way down the trunk, staying just out of its pursuer's grasp. Finally they reach a stale mate, one squirrel on either side of the tree. I watch for a moment, eager to see who the winner will be . . .
Suddenly the jungle noises are interrupted as a Mexican voice bursts out in romantic song. A deep male voice fills the air, singing a woeful tale in Spanish which I have to admit I don't understand at all, but I thoroughly enjoy anyhow! I remember that the first time I heard a romantic outburst like this I was in shock, you simply don't hear men the USA singing sappy love songs at the top of their voice.
Though I love the jungle it’s time to take a break for a while. I’m packing my bags and heading to the mountains Colorado. I look forward to enjoying a whole new spring setting and natural environment. The mountains are a tremendous part of my nourishment equation.
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