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    Sunshine rain or cloudy, early middle or end of year From dining room or verandah, hammock lawn chair or bar Always time to pause and soak in sights and sounds Of nature so near so real unchanged Birds, dozens of species always here, displaying and singing Mating calls and territorial rants competing Pick your favorite any time of day, sight sound or habit Clay Coloured Robin, Melodius Blackbird, Oropendola, Toucan Elegant Bare Throated Tiger Heron often on the lawn Patrolling then snapping up his meal Hunched down Yellow Crowned Night Heron, digesting last nights crabs Piercing calls of the Brown Jay, bush policeman or PiamPiam known Piampiam my email same as the bird, warning of our nature invaded Howler monkey family in the tree out front Big old male indiscreetly guttural, asserting family mate and habitat, Proud prehistoric male Green Iguana, in mating color nodding, bristling Intruders beware; I’m big and bad, Crocodile sunning on the dock, wide open jaws ready for unwary prey For half the year huge trees display, brilliant tropical colors rotating Full crowns of mauve yellow orange pink and lavender, Flamboyant flaming orange above and carpeting the ground, Seeds drying exploding and flying carry on nature’s silent survival role, Grand Olde River green and clear, or silted brown rolling slowly by From mountains valleys and jungle to sea and shoreline carrying Tarpon Snook and Jacks to blend fresh water life with salt. All this and more, here to enjoy at the River Lodge The Belize Olde River Runs By It.

    Mike Heusner  October 8, 2011

     

    "Grand Olde River green and clear"

     

    "Flamboyant flaming orange above"

     

    "From dining room or verandah, hammock lawn chair or bar Always time to pause and soak in sights and sounds"