“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”
― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
(Mindo/Cinto/ Ecuador – October 2, 2016) – This living stage along Rio Cinto has new owners! Ray and Janice arrived on Wednesday, and their pets joined them one day later. Like ducklings in water, they easily weaned into their new cloud-forest setting!
Common Tody Flycatchers – Viewed from the Front Porch
The new owners are just as concerned about our vanishing wilderness as the previous owners* were, and it is a relief to know that the property and its flora and fauna will stay intact. Rio Cinto Sancturio de Aves will surely blossom under Ray and Janice’s loving care.
*(Julie’s health has greatly improved, and she is working hard to regain her strength and reclaim her life. It’s been a very challenging year for both of them.)
Because several others are also searching for tracts of land to help preserve more of this beautiful area, there is a growing list of other properties for sale.
A neighbor invited me on a stunning and very unexpected trek… The huffing and puffing was worth the effort!
Name that red-tipped plant!
Trogons played hide-and-seek in abandoned guava orchard!
Six or seven Golden-headed Quetzals in one tree!
Several land owners invited me to come look, enjoy the trails, etc; on one trek, I probably said, “Thank you so much!” about twenty times! There is something so comforting – for me – to be totally immersed in the primal beauty of old-growth or even second-growth forests. Continue reading