Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Boquete Garden Inn



We stayed at the Boquete Garden Inn during our time in Panoramic Boquete, Panama last winter. The garden part, although small, didn't disappoint. It was full of birds and pretty flowers.





This charming walkway meandered to all of the rooms. Which were awkwardly designed, but nice. The worst part though, was staying on the first floor of the two story cabanas. I'm convinced that the couple staying above us, were humans by day, yet morphed into one of the beasts shown below by night. You'll have to use your imagination to attach a 1,000 ton body and loud clomping hooves to their snarling faces...



Scary!



The story of the masks...








If you don't throw all of the bar's drinks down your gullet, this creature will finish them for you. Ga!








Every morning, after a bird filled breakfast, I would sit in the sun by this fellow, and do some writing on my novel. The best part of the day.


My favorite bird feeder.



The Boquete Garden Inn, which is located on the banks of the Caldera river, did not have a view of the surrounding mountains at all. This was a huge disappointment. But what it did have, it had in spades. Little birds. The Inn plied three feeders around the breakfast area with a cash of fruit every morning. In fact, the birds got all of the papaya and the guests got bananas and pineapple. Two of my least favorite fruits. Damn birds! We were the first ones there all week. Ready with our cameras and as always, ready for breakfast. I have a ton of bird photos that will show up soon. Mornings really were magical!

And be sure to sidle up to The Chorus of the Crows for a funny tale about a former feathered floosie. Me!

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29 comments:

DrillerAA09 said...

Having other guests above you almost always has it's down side. Really nice images of that beast. He's way more photogenic than you would think. Have a blessed day.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I would happily share my breakfast with the pretty birds. Great series and post. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

DJan said...

Boy, you're right: that papaya looks awfully tasty! You are definitely in Paradise, even without a mountain view. :-)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Cool photos my friend!
love
tweedles

Kristiina said...

Colorful photos, but those masks aren't very pretty. But the bird photo is so beautiful.

R. Täysin arkista

Mother of 3 said...

I think I scrolled through at least 5 of your posts; the photos are just beautiful!

Molly said...

That is an amazing shot into the mouth of that dragon. Just brilliant

Mollyxxx

Caren Gittleman said...

just gorgeous!!!! I love the colors in the rooms catchatwithcarenandcody

carol l mckenna said...

Intriguing post and fascinating carving and lovely shots!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

My kids would so love those breasts!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

I really do not want to think about the noises your upper neighbors were making. Not good when that happens. At least, you had some quiet time during the day. I like places like this. There are tons of them in Central America.

Jan Robinson said...

You should have asked to swap fruit with the birds. I love all tropical fruits, the pineapple and banana would have kept me happy, but the papaya would have added another dimension. It looks like a lovely place to stay and timber floors do have a habit of transmitting and amplifying noise!

jeannettestgermain said...

Sorry, I guess one has to develop a taste for papaya - and I never did:) Beautiful environment, but to have upstairs neighbors like that...hope you weren't totally sleep deprived!
Thanks for you kind comment on my last post. We'll "see" each other back in a few days for SEASONS. have a happy weekend!

Lea said...

So very interesting!
Thanks for your comment on my blog
Have a great week-end!

Lisa Kerner said...

What a lovely venue!!! It looks relaxing and reviving. Drinks dragon and all ;-D

Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens

Marie C said...

Oh what a lovely place to stay, Sharon! Loved your photos! Not sure about those very intricate, frightening masks though! :-) This must have been such an incredible trip!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Mornings sound heavenly. But I hate when we have neighbors like that ;>) Glad you could laugh about it! I would hate to miss mango for breakfast but the sight of that rose-breasted grosbeak would definitely help my banana go down easier!

Maggid said...

So Much Color in your world. What a treat for us . . .
I wonder what your little writer encouragement guy symbolizes???

Then, i wonder how many folk indulge in adult beverages and become frightened by the dragons . . . giggle.

Happy Weekend to YOU!!!

Pat Tillett said...

Maybe no mountain view, but still a gorgeous place. Those certainly are some scary creatures. Whoever makes them, is very creative (as are you!). I would happily trade you papaya, for bananas and pineapple.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful images from your trip! I like the garden statue and the pretty Grosbeak.

Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Anni said...

What a grand tour around the Inn. That was awesome. Love the rose breasted grosbeak too.

For the weekend, I want to send along my thanks and appreciation for sharing your link at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Marcia Mayne said...

Too bad about the neighbors but the birds are beautiful!
#TPThursday

Linda said...

Looks like a great time, Sharon, and your photos are wonderful!

jeannettestgermain said...

Many thanks Sharon for being a part of SEASONS with the beautiful view of the path for SEASONS this week!
There is so much in this post that last time I totally overlooked that you are writing a novel! Am curious and interested about what kind of novel it is? Also glanced at your previous post - Panama is really a beautiful country with plants not seen here in California!
Saturday night we came home late from a conference, and noticed that somehow I set the dates of this week wrong for SEASONS meme, every week it (should, lol)) run from Sunday 12am and runs through Wed. 7pm, Pacific time.
So, don't be disappointed coming Sat. if you can't get on till midnight!
Have a great week and look forward to see you back with one of your beautiful photos!

Villrose said...

Nice walkways!

Handmade in Israel said...

Arrived here from Seasons. Looks like you stayed in a delightful place! Sorry about the upstairs neighbours :(

jandi said...

the garden is just beautiful! have a lovely day!

NC Sue said...

Great photos as always. I appreciate you being a regular visitor at our weekly linkup.
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Swapna (The Practical Mom) said...

Great! Thanks for sharing at Practical Mondays.