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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Off Topic - Who Saw Avatar? Here is Pandora...













Actually not really, but my new country in places reminds one of Pandora. If you've seen the movie avatar then you might think so as well. That science fiction movie by James Cameron was amazing.  I saw it in 3D.  I saw it 3x and I want to see it again!  Apparently there will be at least 2 sequels.

Anyway this is not Pandora, although it looks like it, it's really Jen's jungle. These are pictures of the jungles surrounding me in my new life.  Enjoy the photos.  It's nice for me to see them here too. :)  And, you remember that last little guy, don't you?  Who can forget a funny little face like that?  That little monkey visits me every day with his mate (for bananas).  I keep bananas frozen in the freezer for times when we run out (we usually buy a crate a week for the birds and critters that come to my garden) and the monkeys will make repeat visits on the days that I have frozen bananas.  They think it's really cool (haha 'scuse the pun!).  I keep thinking how wonderful it would be if I could one day see some really tiny baby monkeys from this pair that visits us.  That would be so cuuute!!

For the last 5 years now Ian and I have been literally living in a jungle (a rain forest) high up in the mountains, but fortunately we have access to high speed internet. Because of the huge number of trees though and the almost daily afternoon thunderstorms (morning is usually sunny and pleasant with Spring-like temps at this time of year), we experience frequent power outages (sometimes many hours) when trees fall on power lines.  We do have a generator for those times.   The other day it wasn't fun though.  My hubby was in the city with our sons and I was in the jungle by myself without electricity and the power outage lasted 7 hours.  I don't know how to start the generator myself; need to fix that.  Anyway I pottered around (even set the dining room table for Christmas already!) and did everything but my computer and cookbook work and when it got too dark, I lit candles and read my book by flashlight.  Then I got bored and my eyes tired and put myself to bed at 8 pm.  Needless to say I could not fall asleep for at least an hour and then when I finally fell asleep, an hour later the power was back on and shortly after that Ian arrived back home.

16 comments:

Georgene Harkness said...

Hi, Jennifer!

I am not much of a movie fan, so I only saw Pandora because hubby and I had an afternoon free on a cruise ship and that was the featured movie (not in 3D, unfortunately).

Oh, my goodness! I loved it, but it left me crying for two days! I hope to see it soon in 3D, and can't wait until the sequels come out.

The pictures here are beautiful, and yes, they look a lot like Pandora!

Jennifer said...

Wow! - I have heard that reaction is very common and people have suffered depression as a result of seeing the movie. That is a bit scary. Fortunately your reaction was mild in comparison to some.

easyfoodsmith said...

WOW! What a beauty...!! I am speechless!!

Jennifer said...

I hope I never take any of it for granted. I remember as a child growing up in Southern Africa, I did take the beauty around me for granted to some extent. That is such a pity and wasted time...when one could be truly appreciating what God gave us in our world.

Ginny said...

Wow! You are surrounded by such amazing beauty Jennifer! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us! That little monkey is so cute.

Jennifer said...

I know, Ginny, the monkeys are so very cute and make very distinct sounds as well. I know when they are in the trees waiting for me to feed them. They didn't come by today for some reason.

Vanessa @Healthy Living How To said...

Wow!!!! Breathtaking for sure. Thanks for sharing parts of your life Jen.

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Vanessa. I share because I know the life I'm living today is a bit unusual.

Ann said...

You're right...it DOES look like Avatar! I LOVED that movie!

Nancy said...

Wow, Jennifer, thank you so much for sharing! That is gorgeous, glad you appreciate it and through the magic of these computers you can share a little bit of it. Hope you learn to use the generator!

Jennifer said...

Hi Ann - it was probably the most amazing movie (definitely from a technical point of view - the most awesome!) I've seen besides the Angelique Series and the Sissy movies and Pride and Prejudice. I'm such a sucker for those oldey timey movies.

Jennifer said...

Yes, me too, Nancy, that's one of the only major downsides of living here. The city is very reliable though.

Christine's Pantry said...

Great photos.

Jennifer said...

Hi Christine! Nice to see you. :)

Juliana said...

Wow Jennifer, amazing pictures! Enjoyed them all.
Hope you are having a great week and thanks for these fantastic pictures :-)

Jennifer said...

You're welcome, Juliana. Thanks - so far a good week - mostly. :)