Good Morning, World

Dawn over the Peruvian Amazon, "the land where God did not finish creation".
Dawn over the Peruvian Amazon, "the land where God did not finish creation".

There is nothing to compare with the feeling of waking up in your own bed after a long journey.

What woke me was a roar like a tropical downpour: the furnace switching on. On cracking open my eyes, I saw pale light through white fabric, which I mistook for my Amazon mosquito-net cocoon: the pale winter sun through sheer curtains. When the cat raised her head and gave me a green-eyed stare I knew where I was. Home.

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Along a tributary of the Amazon, Peru.

I’m glad to be back, and what a brilliant place to return from. The most incredible place I’ve ever been to, and many many stories to come. Forgive me if I leave you with just a few images here for now. I’ll be back soon with more. Glad you’re back, too.

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Sketches from the canopy walkway, ACTS field station, Peru

 

Swallow Tanagers, hawking insects. Watercolor study
Swallow Tanagers, hawking insects. Watercolor study from life.

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