Ha ha! Ok, now I'm having way too much fun! First I'll show you some Flora.
This palm tree has managed to keep growing inspite of the new tenants setting up housekeeping in it so even though you can't see the critters, this is an example of what can happen when Flora meets Fauna!
Above and below are Almond trees, I wanted to show their growing habits, see how the branches spread out in layers.
Below is a sugar cane plant in my back yard, these shoots sprang out almost as soon as I put the stock in soil and both Basil and Molly like to eat the leaves. My buddy Charlie brought me an 18 inch stock of a sugar cane plant and told me to simply stick it in the ground as is, I'm going to get to taste sugar cane in the near future, sweet!
I love these blossoms (below) as they open as well as when they are opened, such intricate delicate flowers and the unfolding is as appealing as the full blooms, perhaps there is something to the anticipation as well.
There are flowers everywhere I go in San Pedro, these are all growing on the adjacent properties where I live. I bought a book about Belize plants and wanted to name them all for you but I borrowed it to Charlie, he brings me plants and coconut water and he is using the book to sell more plants to someone and I try to help him when I can so I didn't get to look these up. The pictures will have to speak for themselves.
Above is a double Hibiscus and below is a single with another single below that.
Above is the main office building as seen from inside the center yard and below is a shot of a rose bush blooming along the walkway.
And now for the Fauna, Iguana, you wanna see this! Below, a three foot long Iguana suns itself on my Bob's boat which he keeps docked just off the deck in our back yard.
Cindy was certain that if it came to a fight, this creature would tear both her cat and dog to shreds. No doubt, look at those claws, and these guys are fast and powerful.
As I tried to move the chair that was blocking our view, the critter jumped into the water, I knew this might happen so I suggested that Cindy have the camera ready to snap as it jumped, as you can see below, it worked, she caught it in flight!