|This is one of my favorite views, so you may have seen this before. :-)|
We eat our breakfast on the veranda every morning and ease into the day as the sun rises into the sky. I saw this little spider, maybe a jumping spider, on the veranda screen and decided to take its photo.
|A hairy little thing, isn't it?|
A moth up higher above the screen caught my eye, so I thought I would photograph it too. It was way over my head, so I had to improvise something to stand on to get close enough to it.
I crept up on the moth as much as possible considering I had to step onto the chair then to the 2 plastic buckets and quickly distribute my weight between the buckets so they didn't collapse. You can see the moth up at the top of the screen. Dennis handed my camera to me once I got in place.
|It was about 2 inches long.|
And had a slightly furry thorax.
Here is another example of making do in Belize - electric cord spaghetti. We use a diesel generator to charge a battery bank that stores electricity for us. But the inverter that converts electricity from the batteries to indirect current creates "dirty" power that can be hard on sensitive electronic things, like computers, mobile phones, chargers for camera batteries. We need to charge all of our electronics during the 2-3 hours in the mornings and evenings when the generator is running to avoid the dirty power that can damage them. The electrical outlet is inside and we run the power cords out through the window to the veranda so we can use our computers, etc while on the veranda.
Got to keep those camera batteries charged so I don't miss any good photo ops like the one below!