Like a walk in the park / Como un paseo por el parque

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NO BUTTERFLIES TODAY (EXCEPT ONE I saw in the neighborhood yesterday, pictured immediately below). Here are some shots of the butterfly park itself and some of its other residents. Although I could hear the birds happily trilling, I never did see any.

I trimmed and cleaned up the plants in the hallway yesterday. I put on a long-sleeved shirt to save my skin from aloe vera attacks. It worked. I ended up with scratches only on my wrists (OK, and some a bit further up my arm somehow), and I quickly relieved those with a piece of aloe vera I had accidently sliced off. I’ve still got work to do on the second large planter, which I began but then tired of.

San Geraldo tells me he will definitely have the remainder of chapter 12 to me today. I do believe it will happen.


NO HAY MARIPOSAS HOY (EXCEPTO una que vi en el vecindario ayer, en la foto inmediatamente debajo). Aquí hay algunas fotos del mariposario en sí y de algunos de sus otros residentes. Aunque podía oír a los pájaros trinar alegremente, nunca vi ninguno.

Ayer recorté y limpié las plantas del pasillo. Me puse una camisa de manga larga para salvar mi piel de los ataques de aloe vera. Funcionó. Terminé con rasguños solo en mis muñecas (bien, y algunos un poco más arriba de mi brazo de alguna manera), y rápidamente los alivié con un trozo de aloe vera que había cortado accidentalmente. Todavía tengo trabajo por hacer en la segunda sembradora grande, que comencé pero de la que luego me cansé.

San Geraldo me dice que definitivamente tendrá el resto del capítulo 12 para mí hoy. Creo que sucederá.

• Red-footed tortoises (Chelonoidis carbonarius).
• Tortugas terrestres de patas rojas (Chelonoidis carbonaria) 
• A rescued wallaby.
• Un ualabí rescatado.


Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

26 thoughts on “Like a walk in the park / Como un paseo por el parque”

  1. A mix of patterns, but the colors work together for that tropical beach look, I’d give that one a pass. Neat, neat plac. .

    1. David:
      Absolutely. I found the outfit to be quite a statement, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the ones that hurt my eyes.

  2. Since there is some cohesion of color, I don’t hate that Mismatch!

    That wallaby is adorable. I wonder how the cats would feel if I brought one home.

    1. Bob:
      Yes, clearly he thought about that combination. I wonder how our cats would feel about the wallaby, as well.

  3. I am in total agreement with what has already been said…..colours all match very well….the print mix is questionable.
    Now…..long pants are to be worn next time you are pruning, Mr. Man.

      1. Ron:
        I didn’t say a word. I just called him a butterfly because of the brilliance of his colors. Butterflies are beautiful… or are they free? How does that song go?

  4. a daring and delightful fashion statement. If not for the photos you have shown us over the years, I don’t think I would appreciate it so much!

    I want to live in the butterfly park with the wallaby and turtles.

    1. Wilma:
      I wouldn’t wear that outfit but it’s nothing like what I usually see. He clearly thought about the combination. I want to live in the butterfly park, too. By the waterfall.

  5. I never knew Jane Horrocks was a singer! The things we learn in blogland.

    That looks like a very lush park, and the wallaby was certainly a surprise. Wonder where it was rescued from?

    1. Steve:
      You’ve got to watch some videos of Jane Horrocks. She’s an incredible singer. I take it you’ve never seen the film “Little Voice.” Her voice will floor you. I’ll have to ask about the wallaby the next time I’m there.

    1. Judy C:
      Did you notice there were two of them, nose to nose? More than 12 inches in length, too.

    1. Debra:
      The stupa is completely separate. My understanding is that the butterfly park is unrelated and was simply designed with its pagoda-like roof and original Thai tile, to complement the nearby stupa. The koi fish pond is in the middle of the butterfly park.

  6. Wallabies are so cute! I wonder if they kick and punch like kangaroos?

    It must be lovely and relaxing to sit by a koi pond for awhile….

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      Wallabies do kick and punch like kangaroos. We had a koi pond at our hotel, right outside the office door. It was so relaxing to watch.

    1. Urspo:
      I saw some tall plants shaking and wondered what was going on. That’s when I spotted the tortoises on the ground below.

  7. Lovely photos today. I’m kinda okay with the shirt and shorts because of the blue. It’s not something I’d wear, though.


    1. Janie:
      I think we’re pretty much in agreement about the outfit. Not something I could wear either, but he gave it some thought.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Thanks. I could probably spend hours waiting for just the right combination and position of fish. I knew a painter in LA who specialized in enormous Koi paintings like this.

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