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:

  1. Anonymous11:02 am

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

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  2. 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

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

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

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  5. 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

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

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

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  8. It's freezing here ~ ENJOY!!!!

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  9. :) 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

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