Friday, July 19, 2013


Last month my barber/hair stylist Holly and her husband Scott retired to Panama.  They had spent many months exploring other parts of the world, and this is where they decided to spend the rest of their days.

Holly has an ongoing blog, describing all of the adventures they are having, including buying cars, signing up for health insurance, meeting other Americans (expats, they are called), and certainly not least, taking classes to learn Spanish.

Scott is one of these relaxed handy fellows who can build/repair practically anything, but it also turns out that he is an excellent photographer.  Holly had posted a number of photos he has taken, and I found so many to be striking that I asked permission to post some here.  Permission granted.
Have a look at their view of Panama --

Okay, that's Scott's view in Panama. Meet Holly, flaking out!

Beautiful flora

...and interesting fauna
Is that a monkey?

Don't let it bug you.

Hiding in plain sight

Yeah, we know what this is.

This is part of the Rambala jungle. Looks like jungle, doesn't it.

Rock pool

Pretty little waterfall.



The following exercise is designed to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It is suggested for three days a week.

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side. With a 5-lb potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, then relax. Each day, you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato sacks, then 50-lb potato sacks,  and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.
After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the sacks.

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