Monthly Archives: November 2016

rain squall

An isolated storm at sea, some 25 miles off the coast of Monrovia pounds the Atlantic Ocean in an astounding show of natural force. And beyond that, due west by approximately 2,975 miles, the port city of Paramaribo, Suriname, lies … Continue reading

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Western plantain-eater

A Western, or Grey plantain-eater cruises above the tree-tops over Old U.S. Embassy Compound in Monrovia. They are of the Turaco family, half a meter in length, head to tail. Like the turacos, they have a loud, crowing call.

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starling

Starling on a wire. Iridescent blue and green, golden eye watching.

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heat of the day

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Fisheries Science

The tropical morning sun was steaming last night’s modest rainfall to vapor as I stepped out to the street, hoping to hail a taxi for the 18 kilometer drive to meet Austin in the city of Paynesville. Traffic was light … Continue reading

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moon above Monrovia

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Benson Street, Monrovia

Saturday, late morning. Benson Street is alive with vendors crowding the sidewalks selling fruits, vegetables, shoes, electronics, or simply changing money. Tailors create shirts and dresses inside the storefronts. Cross the street at your own risk.

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evening coastline, Monrovia

A pastel sundown bathes the landscape in a soft glow along the coast of Monrovia. What remains of the former U.S. Embassy ages somewhat gracefully in the harsh seaside environment.

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