Many of my blog friends find the idea of me, discovering the joy of observing nature, as a strange thing. Most of them either grew up with nature or are surrounded by it in one way or the other.
I am a city girl, grew up in the capital of the country. Smog, pollution, rubbish, noise, that's what you get instead of birdsongs and amazing landscapes. I always loved to travel. Peru is an amazing place to travel within, coast, mountain, rainforest, so many possibilities. I've been to some pretty cool places, but never really paid attention to my surroundings as I do now, and I'm sorry for that. I've been to places where most birders could dream of going, Arequipa (to find andean condors in their habitat), Cusco, Junín, Tumbes, Lambayeque, Ica, etc, etc, etc. and never noticed the FULL package, the beauty of it all.
Today, as I'm working on my thesis and have no job, I can only walk around some parks nearby and try to absorve like a sponge everything I see, hear, smell, touch.
I've been a little sad thinking about the 'wasted opportunities'. Even though I get to find (along with my love and sidekick Tommy) some nice looking fellows and observe pretty cool and sometimes funny behaviors, it feels like I've lost precious time and locations.
I'm thinking about going through old pictures (those that were taken with FILM instead of memory cards!!!) and try to find some hidden treasures, even if they are in the background. Maybe I could find one or two to scan and post here for you.
Anyway, I have to go back to thesis writing and later in the day, dive in old pictures ;)