Forty Nine Palms

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYes there is a Twenty Nine Palms in California … high desert, subtropical, honestly IMHO a pretty drab and nondescript place … sorry ’bout that, but … Anyway, palm trees to me have always represented relaxation, beauty, and vacation.  You know, Kokomo, Margaritaville, etc., etc.

So, being in love with palm trees I’ve planted a lot of them on our Paraíso Tranquilo little mountain coffee farm and finca ouside of Boquete, Panama.

So the other day, wondering if we had 29 palms, I decided to count them.  Welcome to Forty Nine Palms!!  About 7 different varieties, integrated into our coffee, banana, orange, and tropical fruit trees, making this really Paradise.  And when you throw in a rainbow … Paradise!

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Paradise … Panama

Panama Paradise for Sale

Yesterday, walking down our road to the tiny little, strictly local cemetery at the end/cow pasture at the very end, three. … count them THREE! … blue morpho butterflies fluttered by.  Don’t get me wrong, we have all kinds of butterflies around the house.  At noon I can easily count 100 in the various shrubs I’ve planted around the house specifically to attract butterflies, but the blue morphos are special and my favorites.  If I see a  blue morpho it is going to be a special day in Paradise.

I’m lucky to be able to be on cruise ships around the world four to six months a year, and paid to do so!  It’s a great “retirement” but, being gone so much of the time, we’ve reluctantly come to the realization that it’s time for us to downsize from our beautiful home and coffee farm, so it is for sale.  Where do we go from here?  Who knows, but it will be another great adventure wherever.

We’re looking for the right folks who will appreciate this paradise. That mountain in the back is Volcan Baru,11,400 feet tall … and the sun set every night just to the left … beautiful! Even if you’re not looking for Paradise, I’d appreciate it if you repost. Someone, somewhere out there in the world is looking to escape to THIS!