Friday, December 23, 2016

Springtime in Camiri

"He hath made everything beautiful in his time:" Ecclessiastes 3:11a
Cotton Trees
This puff of cotton is actually its seed pod that burst open! Super cool!
We are now well into summertime, but I wanted to show you some pictures of our springtime here!
The river that flows through Camiri. It is just three blocks from
our house!

Some interesting flora and fauna! I think it is a baby cactus.
We love being able to take walks and enjoy the nature around us! We have seen wild ducks, herons, hawk type birds, and, my favorite, toucans! We have been told that monkeys come down to drink in the river, but we haven't seen them yet!!
Birds in Flight...
And speaking of toucans, this spring we had a toucan that came and occasionally ate the fruit from our neighbor's chirimoya tree. We never were fast enough to get a picture, but Clara took a picture of the one below at the Santa Cruz Zoo (a zoo blog is coming soon!).
Isn't he a beauty?
"For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon (Bolivia!), saying, "This captivity is long: build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them." Jeremiah 29:28
I had to laugh at the above verse. We sometimes joke about being in captivity here in Bolivia, as we now have to stay to fulfill the U.S. Immigration requirements for our adopted children for at least another year. I guess we are obeying the verse above, because we are planting gardens and hope to eat the fruit of them!!!!

Myles putting in his garden with a little "help!"
This springtime Myles and Clancy both put in gardens. They built little fences to keep Cherry out. The picture below shows Myles'garden in the forfront and Clancy's garden by the wall on the far side of the picture. I will show you what it looks like in my summertime blog, coming soon!
Laying out the rows!
Our small children continue to love having a live teddy bear in our dog, Cherry. She can be a bit much sometimes and they scream for help when she is playing too rough! She is another thing that we are glad to have in our "captivity"!!!
So much puppy love!!

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