No es necesario el Otoño en Tierras Altas Boquete?

Blog por Terry Richmeier.

Traducido por Generoso Guerra.

YO ODIO la nieve! De verdad la odio! Y crecer en Colorado, por muchos anos tuve mi justa dosis de nieve. Particularmente tampoco me gusta el Otoño. Porque? Porque el invierno lo acompaña de la

mano…

Pero, no son todas las personas, algunas si les gusta el frio y la nieve. Muchas disfruten el cambio y variedad de colores que se aprecian en Otoño y debo admitir, cuando vivi en Minnesota, la cosecha de manzanas y los puestos de venta de pastel a un lado de la carretera fueron asombrosos durante los viajes en carro atravez del estado en Otoño.

 

 

 

 

Estamos aqui en Casa de Montaña Bed & Breakfast, bueno, no podemos mentir y si extranamos el Otoño un poco, si solo un poco…. No tenemos mucho del Otono aqui. Solo una suave y delicada lluvia en la tarde, llamada por los locales Bajareque. La cual comienza alrededor de las 2 pm hasta la noche! Tranquilas y frescas mananas las cuales son perfectos para dormir hasta tarde. Y eso no es nada malo…..

He aqui una declaracion de parte de nuestra amiga Joyce Kinnear:

Hemos estado en la parte Este de los Estados Unidos el ultimo par de semanas y estaremos regresando a Panama pronto. La parte Oriental de los Estados Unidos a mi punto de vista siempre me ha parecido un poco como a un pais extranjero. Desde luego he pasado la mayor parte de mi vida en la parte Oeste (Washington, Colorado, New Mexico, California y Nevada), el este siempre me ha parecido similar a Europa—llena de historia, museos y monumentos. Tambien, los cambios de estacion son mas parecidos a los que vez en cartas y haz leido en libros.

Otono en el Oeste realmente no es muy diferente al verano. Depende en la ubicaion, talvez sea el clima mas caliente o un poco mas lluvioso. Los arboles en su mayoria son abetos y pinos, entonces el “color” del cual haz leido no esta alla, pastos amarillentos, pocos alisos y alamos. Nunca me senti atraida al Otono. Panama es similar en eso, cuando vives cerca del Ecuador “Otono” realmente es inexistente. Como California, te mueves de lo seco a lo humedo con algunas variantes en tipos de flores y esquemas de colores, pero no es nada como el gran cambio que acontese en la costa Este.

En los ultimos anos he visitado mis hermanas en Maryland y Carolina del Norte. Realmente, la costa Este obtiene lo mejor en otono. Los colores son sorprendentes, con arboles mostrando una altagama de colores amarillos, naranjas, rojos hasta un Chocolate marron que es realmente spectacular. Los flores estan floreciendo en su mejor otono. El clima, cuando esta soleado es asombrosamente hermoso durante el dia. La Temperatura es calida  y el ssol tiene ese pequeno descenso en el cielo que permite tomar fantasticas fotografias y placenteras caminatas sin sudar en lo absolute.

Maryland, en particular me atrae. Allá hay una gran cantidad de museos y sitios historicos con una asombrosa diversidad de personas, restaurantes y barriadas. Si no fuera por el invierno, estaría interesada en vivir ahí.

Pero ahora, es tiempo de prepararse para volver a la profundidad de la temporada lluviosa en Panamá. Heme aquí esperanzada de no inundarme con la lluvia!

Si eres como yo o no, planea en venir a Boquete, Panamá y quedate  con nosotros en Casa de Montaña Bed and Breakfast! Invierno es verano aquí puedes disfrutar el sol mientras vas de canotaje o mientras disfrutas the un masaje en tu cuarto, todo mientras otros estan paleando.

What you may see, smell or hear in Boquete, Panama, that you most likely won’t anywhere else!

Blog by Terry Richmeier

So, I was sitting in the office today and heard the sound of hoofs clanging! I paid no attention as this is a normal and frequent ritual that happens in front of Casa de Montaña Bed & Breakfast. Then it occurred to me that this is NOT a normal daily occurrence in most people’s lives. So, I thought I would write about the different things you may encounter here in Boquete, Panama.

Now that I’ve heard the hoofs of the horse coming down the road, I jumped up and headed directly for the door to snap a photo. Darn it, too late!  I will have to be ready tomorrow and try again. Several days have passed before I could capture the horse and rider but here they are:

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In Boquete, Panama, horses are a way of life and owners seem to take great pride and care for their horses. It’s not unusual to see horses riding up and down in front of the bed & breakfast. Nor is it difficult to spot riders downtown either. In fact once a year, there is a horse parade of over three hundred horses and this takes place in downtown Boquete, Panama. And you can see little ponies every weekend for kids to ride.

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Another bit unusual item in Boquete neighborhoods is the sounds of Rooster’s starting their serenade all hours of the morning! Once you w4are here for a while, you become immune to the sound.  Many people in town raise roosters and hens in order to have food on their table. The roosters can be sold for $9.00 a rooster and the sounds can be heard from near and far throughout the valley!  Roosters are a source of income as well as a way to fertilize the hens and are a major part of the ambiance of Boquete!

Then there is the indigenous butterfly that has see-through wings. An amazing creature that is small in stature and is quite w5unusual.  An amazing snapshot to capture with your cell phone or camera! In order to see these butterflies, you may have to walk up a mountain or two but you will find it all to be worth it.

While you are out climbing the mountain, keep an eye out for the resplendent Quetzal and a sloth or two. There is also the Cotamundi  and a Howler Monkey that you may encounter. In fact the country of Panama is home to 218 mammal species, 226 species of reptile, 164 amphibian species and 125 animal species found nowhere else in the world. Panama also boasts 940 avian species, which is the largest number in Central America.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/panama/wildlife/animals#ixzz45F9MnZX4

 

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Now, I want to tell you about the smells in the morning and afternoon here in Boquete and at Casa de Montana Bed & Breakfast. As the bed & breakfast is located just 6 houses away from the roasting plant of Café Ruiz, you will come across the smell of fresh roasted coffee w7twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon. I’ve been around a lot of people who tell me that they don’t like coffee but love the smell of coffee being roasted! It is an amazing smell and for myself, I find that I’m drooling from the smell of the roast. This makes me want to have another cup of the rich coffee that we serve for breakfast!

Another smell that we get here at Casa de Montana Bed & Breakfast is the smell of wood burning in the evenings around dinner time. Many people here in Boquete, Panama, do not have a stove or even electricity and so they start a bonfire and get to cooking up their dinners. The smell is never too strong but just a slight reminder of times of camping and sleeping out w8under the stars! I get nostalgic about days gone by of my childhood in Colorado.

We have never lived in a place (or even visited one) where there are huge rainbows on a daily basis! Boquete is one of those places. Usually the day starts out bright and sunny. Suddenly a light misty rain develops (called Bajareque by the locals) and it sweeps the whole valley. The rain is so soft and misty that one can walk out in it and not get wet! Shortly afterwards a rainbow (sometimes two!) starts to develop across the valley. Within half an hour there is a huge rainbow with beautiful vibrant colors visible across town from all different vantage points. I have taken dozens and dozens of photos of the rainbows over the years and I never get tired of them. Our guests find this phenomenon mesmerizing. One day my partner was driving along the Bajo Mono loop and saw that there was a rainbow very close to him. Before he knew it, HE WAS DRIVING THROUGH THE RAINBOW! This kind of stuff doesn’t happen every day. And no, in case you are wondering, he did not find a pot of gold!

 

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You will also hear many different sounds of birds that you don’t normally hear elsewhere. One of my favorites, and at first most confusing, is a bird that sounds like he is whistling at you because you are so gorgeous! You know that sound your loved ones makes when you dress up really nice and they are stunned at how nice you look?!  For me, at first, I thought someone was whistling at me. I would look out the bedroom door and window and wonder who the heck that is. Not seeing anyone. It took me a couple of days before I knew that it was a bird!

Have you ever watched a couple of great big ox’s walk in front of your home with a farmer behind them taking them to the field to work? Or have a hen run across the road, jump your fence and end up walking right into your bedroom? Well, we have! And it’s a joyous thing to get these extra sights, smells and sounds along with the usual, daily, neighborhood children playing and people just stopping by to say hi!

We really look forward to you coming and staying with us at Casa de Montaña Bed & Breakfast to experience these extra sights, smells and sounds for yourselves!

 

 

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