Fifty Shades of Green: Mindo’s Cloud Forest

When in Mindo, you notice two things right away. The ever-present clouds that drop and lift over Mindo’s valley; a persistent cover that loosens a steady stream of fine droplets (not quite rain), creating one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. Birds, butterflies, orchids – many of them endemic to this corner of … More Fifty Shades of Green: Mindo’s Cloud Forest

Snow in Arizona – it’s a beautiful thing.

A week ago, we drove back to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, seeking refuge from the snow and sub-zero temperatures that were forecast just about everywhere else in Arizona. ¬†What we got instead was rain – torrential rain that poured for hours and hours and created flash floods and turned dry arroyos into treacherous creeks … More Snow in Arizona – it’s a beautiful thing.