Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November 8, 2010

our jungle abode

we have been living in roatan for two years now
it has been quite the adventure to say the least
it occurred to me that i don't think i have ever posted a photo 
of where we live!

it makes me laugh because that is so typical of me!
when i was younger and traveled all over the globe
i would write my friend carol letters that were more like mini novels!
i would write in great detail about the fresh fish i ate for lunch, 
the cacophony of the market,
the sweet perfume of flowers growing by the roadside,
the rich color of soil,
the rank odor of diesel in foreign cities,
the beautiful people i had met, 
the cultural differences that i could easily embrace,
and interlaced between all the things i was seeing was also how i was feeling
 BUT i would neglect to tell her
where i was!!


i am a 'now person'
i am always living in macro
close up
i am not a detail person by any stretch of the imagination
that is Bob's job!

so here is the house
our jungle abode
that we have been renting for the past couple of years
it is a sweet little place with a large main room,
which is perfect for hosting parties and gatherings,
two bedrooms off in the wings, 
two bathrooms
(room for visitors.. hint hint!)
and a gorgeous roomy deck that has a spectular view 
of the sea that sweeps out before us in colors of blues and turquoise!!

the property is 2 1/2 acres so we are blessed with a 
myriad of fruit trees, shrubs, palms and flowers
we are situated on a hill looking down on the beach
every morning i faithfully rise, stand on the deck,
breathe very deep and thank Him
for this dream come true!
we are blessed to live in paradise
and dwell amongst people
who in our standards are the poorest of the poor
but are truly rich, and blessed, and authentically happy!

i couldn't resist ...
this is a close up of a plumeria that brandi
gave me
if you look in the house photo you will see
a little white container
(it is right above the "o" in our jungle abode)
that is what the plumeria is growing in
i need to find a permanent home in the garden 

and yes the fragrance is delicious!!!!!


  1. Thanks for posting the picture of your house - I'v always wondered what it looked like. In fact I do believe I'v even asked you to post a pic :), makes me feel closer to you when I can visualize your surroundings - I'm an extreme detail kinda person haha.

    Oh, and having a pulmaria in your front yard is just so not fair.....

    xxx B xxx

  2. i'd send you a plumeria if i could.. xoxoxo