Wednesday, May 08, 2013


careful footsteps...
where once our ancestors
trod with such ease

--gillena cox

The trek into the forest with our guide Joel proved to be every bit interesting and informative; we step carefully, staying on the path, avoiding the the dense rooted areas of balisier and other heliconias, for there in the snakes lurk.

As luck would have it we were able to spot, hummingbirds, the white bearded manakin also referred to as the 'forest no good', responded to the guide's finger clicking and appeared low in the trees, looking like round balls of white cotton; the golden headed manakin also referred to as the 'forest Michael Jackson', (the male so dubbed for their courtship dance); the collared trogon, and we were enthralled into silence, to see the bearded bellbird after hearing his compelling resounding thunk thunk thunk sound. We even got a display of his fanning white tail feathers

A bit of the history informs, the original house built circa 1908 known as Spring Hill Estate was a privately owned cocoa, citrus, and coffee estate. Loaded with ephiphytes a tangerine tree, aged at more than 70 years still stands rooted

as this trail, wends its way,

we make 'a walk back in time' our footsteps trod portions of the formerly and originally first 'Arima Main Road'

This is Part 4 - mini series 'Poetry Picnic - Asa Wright Nature Center'
... ends tomorrow

Linking today to Outdoor Wednesday

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Blogger The Write Girl said...

Thanks for the tour. Your poetry sets the mood so nicely. I like the idea of a Poetry Picnic. Also, thanks for the tip on my last post.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

__I could say a lot here, Gillena, but 'tis best... just to say
"grand!" _m

11:33 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Gillena it's majestic, such beauty in your live story and the photos oh the photos for a minute I walked withyou in peace, how to say thank you?

5:26 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

WG glad you stopped by

much love...

9:04 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Lorraine, i'm really happy you enjoyed my sharing

much love...

9:05 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Doug, thank you; glad you stopped by

much love...

9:06 AM  

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