After sailing from Papeete at midnight (the monkey was sound asleep at this point) Kongo’s ship arrived early in the morning at the island of Huahine. Huahine is about 150 miles northwest of Tahiti and part of the Society Islands. … Continue reading Huahine
So, a few blogs ago Kongo let it slip out that he was now a docent at the Getty Villa in Malibu. The Villa is part of the Getty Museum complex in Los Angeles. The Villa houses the Getty’s collection … Continue reading Roman Monkey Garden Tour
While getting up close and personal with Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week, Kongo climbs into a hole in a Saguaro cactus tree near Tucson, Arizona. The monkey really likes the textures in cactus. The following images are some of his favorites.
A nearby lake is surrounded by patches of prickly pear. This time of year the plants begin to grow and bloom. These up close images highlight the beauty of these interesting plants. And there’s a lot more going on with prickly pear than thorns and pretty buds. Continue reading “Blooming Prickly Pear”
After a week on the East Coast Kongo checked out what was going on in his front gardens. August is a slow month for plants at the monkey ranch. The Agapanthus are long gone, the Iris’ have shrunk, the succulents are fat and happy, and the Birds of Paradise are saving up for another round in the fall. These were all that’s left under the watchful eye of one of Kongo’s garden angels. Continue reading “Garden Knock About”