Brian, our boat captain, came by to show off his new baby boy, andwe spent July 4th with fellow expats from all over the world.

The dog (and cat) days of summer!

The dog (and cat) days of summer!

Sadie has found all the “cool” places to hang out, and Lucas and Coxman have become best buds,but they all three hate getting bathed and dipped!

Georgy porgy picked a passle of peppers

Georgy porgy picked a passle of peppers

George kept the 180 mutton pepper plants picked andbagged and bottled peppers for selling

“Wild” life

“Wild” life

Ginger kept tabs on the local wildlife such as the land crabs climbing all over the place,the bone fish, the growing anemone under the dock, the little yellow damsels, and, if you look really closely, the juvenile drum fish living among the lava rocks by the dock. (don’t forget to

Cheap entertainment & more progress

Cheap entertainment & more progress

Ginger set up two feeding stationsfor the hummingbirds in the outdoor dining area George and the crew laid even MORE tile andreadied the laundry room for installation of the wonderful washer & dryer

A Riot of Color

A Riot of Color

We saw the various flowers we planted this winter , some of which are the hibiscus, pink and red ginger,bougainvilla, dahlias, and pink and yellow gladioli, bloom and produce glorious color in the front yard

Yes!  We have no bananas . . . (not!)

Yes! We have no bananas . . . (not!)

We watched as the first 2 racks of plantain grew in our banana orchardWe have plantain, chatas, finger bananas, apple bananas, and of course, regular bananas

Summertime at G & G’s Clearwater Paradise

Summertime at G & G’s Clearwater Paradise

We watched our lime trees bloom and produce their summer cropand we watched our “big” papaya trees we planted in winter produce as well as the wild “small” papaya tree that came up in the front yard.

Interesting Visitors

Interesting Visitors

Mr Greenjeans is a fairly young iguana that stayed with us for a few days. He was very laid back and calm. He is one of many different types of lizards we have on the property. He hung out with us for about 3 days before he finally decided to