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March 18, 2013


Today I learned that while I enjoy and take for granted reliable internet and WiFi connection in UK, here in Rio de Janeiro in particular Babilonia it is not so reliable. Then, while I  was thrashing about and grumbling about the inconvenience caused and outspoken about my camera as I hung out of the bedroom window in an endeavour to speed up the ‘drop box’ procedure.

I was gently reminded that last year we had to take a precarious bike ride to Rio city centre to find WiFi. So we had already come  along way from when I was only making a weekly post. Even with the inconvenience I will be able to post daily I hope.
However, I did notice and found rather more alarming that I while I am spending time either taking photos, grumbling about the problems or indeed just planning the daily posts I am missing life
For instance this morning while I ‘faffed’, the family watched an aptly named charm of hummingbirds in this tree that grows in a little space near the ‘outer’ door of my daughter’s home. Not so charming  for me it seems.
I am wondering what these trees are called and hoping that while I can share daily some thoughts and an image or two.  I will be forgiven for not dwelling too much on the detail. I will not I hope be ready to grumble about the rather insignificant failures of my otherwise very comfortable and beautiful holiday home.  


6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2013 10:22 am

    Looks like a hibiscus to me 🙂

    • March 18, 2013 10:53 am

      Yes you are right.. such plants in UK are a rare sight !! My mother; a fine plants woman would be shocked at my lesser knowledge on such things. Thank You 🙂

  2. Rose-Ann permalink
    March 18, 2013 4:43 pm

    We only see hibiscus as a little house plant in the UK, not a magnificent tree. I really envy you the hummingbirds!!!

    • March 18, 2013 11:38 pm

      They are a joy; a fluorescent green and dark brown and fearless, hovering like a bees does … and in the middle of a concrete mass … Amy says here they are called beijaflor meaning kiss flower which is inteesteing as this is what they appear to be doing.

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