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Green is more than a color, it represents life in Colombia


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I often go on hikes in the forest near my Villa. When I lived in the USA  fast walks were part of my weekly exercise routine, but I can’t really say that is what I do here in Colombia. Walking in the forest consists of numerous stops just to take in the beauty I am encased in. Just recently while walking through dense forest I observed a woodpecker hammering a bamboo tree, a group of parrots took off when they saw me, then I watched as a beautiful hawk glided past me searching the green terrain for food. Babbling streams lift my spirit with the sounds of the rushing water, while I also take in the calls of all the birds in the surrounding foliage. Many I can’t see but know they are watching me on my silent journey in their jungle.

Studies show that living in nature and having access to the beauty of green views can do more for our stress level than any pill that can be prescribed. Light, sunshine, sounds, and the air of the outdoors can bring joy and peace to any person.

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I just missed the woodpecker on this bamboo
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The mountains around my Villa
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The green and blue of the Barranquero bird
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Even workers in the field have lush beauty surrounding them
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My gardens at Villa Migelita
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Even the street art is green and lush
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Rainbow over lush landscape

 

 

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I am an American who moved to Colombia to find peace after the devastating loss of my daughter. I bought and renovated a Villa, am learning Spanish, and writing as catharsis. This blog will be like my book with chapters. Each blog will be about my life and adventures. I hope you will enjoy the many new discoveries I am making every day about myself and another culture.

10 thoughts on “Green is more than a color, it represents life in Colombia

    1. Thank you! My life is tranquil, and peaceful. After working as a flight attendant for 30 years I enjoy my alone time. I really do. I never am bored nor wanting to be back in the traffic jams of modern life as we know it. I do enjoy visiting all cities and such…but give me my life in the forest any day.

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