July 2017

Gold Mountain Field Report: A Look at the Gold Mountain Family

2017-07-26T14:55:24+00:00

  What a week!  This week started just as all my previous weeks have.  Tuesday, I continued weeding the viney plants running through the arranches or ground cover of the garden.  These viney plants which I believe are a type of wort, are quite a pain to effectively remove.  I feel like I [...]

Gold Mountain Field Report: A Look at the Gold Mountain Family2017-07-26T14:55:24+00:00

Gold Mountain Field Report: Todo Es Tuani

2017-07-25T12:38:06+00:00

My spanish is still pretty bad, but I know it’s improving when I can hold conversations with my coworkers for most of the day. I’ve been finally learning more about them instead of just awkwardly smiling, shaking their hands and giving them a timid “buenos dias” every morning. I’m not usually one for small [...]

Gold Mountain Field Report: Todo Es Tuani2017-07-25T12:38:06+00:00

Gold Mountain Field Report: Noise and Perspective

2017-07-25T12:38:06+00:00

At home, I find I need noise to fall asleep.  Usually the din of traffic outside is enough but sometimes a little music or white noise is necessary.  Here the constant noise of the waterfall and frogs nearby fill the silence until roosters wake me up.  Soon after the rooster's call, the Thrushes start to [...]

Gold Mountain Field Report: Noise and Perspective2017-07-25T12:38:06+00:00

Gold Mountain Field Report: Rain in a rainforest?

2017-07-25T12:38:06+00:00

It's been raining a lot here the past few days.  Of course, one would expect rain in a forest with rain in its name.  but this weekend, it was especially torrential.  The waterfall next to my house has grown at least tenfold.  As i mentioned in previous journal entries, it is usually tranquil enough to [...]

Gold Mountain Field Report: Rain in a rainforest?2017-07-25T12:38:06+00:00