Friday, November 19, 2010

tropical update

Ned and I are visiting with relatives in Barbados for a week. We have never done this much traveling before.

I am fascinated by the tropical fauna every where. We walked Welchman's gully yesterday, feeling the moist air, experiencing the 100 year old tropical trees of every variety. Pictured is a huge bamboo.

My dissertation haunts me however, and I am being a wonk about it in the early mornings before any one else gets up.

Wonk: a studious or hard working person obsessively devoted to academic activities at the expense of social activities. (Canadian oxford dictionary)

9 comments:

Serena said...

i was going to say
you're a regular jet setter judy!

Gina said...

I love the word "wonk"! I hope you are managing to enjoy Barbados and spending time with your relatives as well as being a wonk

fabriquefantastique said...

Lucky you...you are not missing too much in Ontario (lovely though it is)
Great photos.

Miriam Weaver said...

Thanks for explaining the definition of 'wonk' I was just about to grab the 'OED'.

Jacky said...

Wonk...thanks for the meaning. That word made me smile and I know I will not forget it now!

How exciting for you to be doing all this travelling. The native fauna is wonderful. I love visiting places very different from where I live.

Enjoy your week with family.

Jacky xox

nandas said...

i have never seen a bamboo like this with round leaves. really nice and they make a good quilting design too...

La Dolce Vita said...

whew! that is a lot of travel! but I am sure you will get some rest on Barbados!

Heather Hutchinson said...

It's freezing here ~ ENJOY!!!!

Jeana Marie said...

:) It does seem you've been bit by the travel bug. Don't work too hard - but I guess you have to do what you have to do!
xo