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The road is winding, with views of low dropping cliffs to dare you look down, only because the bus window is turned up. Adventure seeking is not for timid in spirit, certainly a prayer of the heart helps one along. The bus driver is able and safety takes us along the way to the reserve. A cradle in the loving arms of the Northern Range, is The Asa Wright Nature Center, a non profit Trust established in 1967. It protects and conserves wild life in that part of the Arima Valley and surrounding rainforest.
On our trek, with a skilled guide; birds making strange sounds, turn our heads skyward, only to see a canopy of tree branches. We swoon at stories of the strength of 'Monkey vine' and myth of 'Hot Lips' and yield to caution of 'the wait awhile', an unassuming yet dangerous little palm all; all the while, soaking in the odor of Eucalyptus Trees. A day of (森林浴) or literally, forest bathing.
red cat tails -
the drizzle glistens your
broad umbrella leaves
© gillena cox 2017
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