Thursday, September 25, 2008


As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where-- where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is-- from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there.

- Gov. Palin

:-| Who taught this lady English? Dubya? [gulp]

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

photo of the day

A view of the cliff side, rocks, and water from the Zen Path. Photo credit: Marlon Mejia.

Monday, September 22, 2008

view looking east

In the foreground is Wilkes Point, Roatan. Behind it is the island of Barbaretta. In the distance is Guanaja, the second largest island in the Bay Islands archipelago. Guanaja is approximately 20 miles from Roatan. The Google Earth screen capture below puts it all in perspective.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

quotable quote

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.

- Benjamin Disraeli


Literally, several dozen of these little 'helicopters' visit our feeders everyday. They're especially plentiful in the early mornings and right before dusk. They've become quite accustomed to humans and are usually oblivious by one's presence.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

quotable quote

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.

- James Allen


One of several hibiscus varieties you'll find on the grounds at Paya.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


We keep hearing it more and more: "Paya Bay is the best thing Roatan has going for it." Quite a compliment.

quotable quote

The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.

- Sallust

exotic orquids

This species with horn-like yellow bulbs grows in the Tropical Garden Reserve. Anyone know the species? My googling hasn't turned it up yet.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

quotable quote

Give the world the best that you have, and the best will come back to you.

- Madeline Bridges