Thursday, January 08, 2009

This Morning on Isla Barro Colorado

Yesterday the Lovely Mona and I took the water taxi from Gamboa to Isla Barro Colorado, an island in the Panama Canal, where the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute has labs, and where our dear friend and member of our extended family, Dr. Egbert Leigh, lives and does his work. We came with Elizabeth Leigh's ashes, to be committed to the ground in the Tropical Forest. I'll post photos of that event later today or tomorrow. We also spent the night on the island, which was really something. The howler monkeys woke us up at 5:30 this morning!

Bert took us on a walk in the forest this morning. Here are two photos, to whet your appetite.

Morning Sun shining through the forest


David |Dah • veed| said...

Is it my imagination, or is that a poinsettia in its wild state?

Jane R said...

What does a howler monkey look like?

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Nice lush, looks like my inner garden...really it does.

Take it all in then report back.

Joyous wanderings,


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