A canopy of green and orange-colored leaves!

A canopy of green and orange-colored leaves!

Dried Talisay leaves collected…for mulching?

Dried Talisay leaves collected…for mulching?

Prickly sea urchins picked out from the shore to protect the swimmer’s feet from its thorns. The bigger ones contain the much coveted roe - a delicacy best eaten raw and fresh from the sea.

Prickly sea urchins picked out from the shore to protect the swimmer’s feet from its thorns. The bigger ones contain the much coveted roe - a delicacy best eaten raw and fresh from the sea.

If I could but for one day spend an entire night and day by myself. I would love to spend it here.

If I could but for one day spend an entire night and day by myself. I would love to spend it here.

Dusk or Dawn, this is where I will wait to witness the transition.

Dusk or Dawn, this is where I will wait to witness the transition.

I wasn’t exactly sure what he was diving for but with water as clear and pristine as this, who wouldn’t?

I wasn’t exactly sure what he was diving for but with water as clear and pristine as this, who wouldn’t?

Hot chocolate on warm wooden floor.

Hot chocolate on warm wooden floor.

In lieu of dried maple or oak leaves…we have Talisay trees to simulate the turning of colors to welcome Autumn in the tropics.

In lieu of dried maple or oak leaves…we have Talisay trees to simulate the turning of colors to welcome Autumn in the tropics.

I’m gonna dive in but first…let me take a selfie. 😆

I’m gonna dive in but first…let me take a selfie. 😆

I think it’s time to hit the water..

I think it’s time to hit the water..