Last Sunday, October 18, 2009, I went hunting for photographs at the former Panama Canal Zone; specifically the historic cemeteries of Corozal and Paraiso. I returned home about 10:30 a.m. just in time before a tropical cloud burst. October is the rainiest month in Panama.
When I opened the door, I head the screams and shouts of my wife’s grandnephews—Abdiel and Karol. Right then and there, I knew it was going to be an interesting day. When these guests are home, the house shakes and rattles like in the middle of an earthquake. They really know how to shake a tree.
As usual, I went to my office and started downloading about 100 photographs from the camera to the computer via the USB cable. While I was in the midst of this activity, I heard loud laughter, screams and shouts in our guest room where the kids were playing. Just in case, I sneaked inside the room with my camera handy. Just in case…
I discovered a game scene in full swing inside the room. It was difficult to take these shots, since there was no time to frame the pictures. The rascals were moving all the time, and to make things worse, the room was dark. Fortunately the flash was on. Here we go.
Nothing beats the scene of children at play. Those of you who have children know exactly what I’m talking about. When they departed at 5:30 p.m. peace and serenity returned to our home…until next week, that is. Good Day.