We’ve finally replaced evergreen pines with Caribbean pines.
Yellow-headed parrots sing to each other as the sun falls beneath the lofty trees of the ecolodge. Hand-painted signs litter the campus with encouragements to be present. Common plants in the Caribbean are coffee rose, mango, surinam cherry, avocado, craboo. Some even list common utilizations, “Cordyline: used for nerve and muscle relaxation”
Under thatched roofs, hammocks wave to the mountains they face. I chase a grey fox as it weaves through the palms.
The air smells like perfume scent of black orchid. The evening seems heavy with the unfamiliar heat. Tomorrow, we’ll dip paddles into nearby waters. For now, we’ll allow night and wildlife to settle around us as we relax into the feeling of someplace new.
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