is alive and well on St Croix!
And so is his buddy Gus the Gecko!
St Croix is beautiful on the empty north shore except for the geckos, mongoose, iguanas and crabs. My kinda folks! You remember Rudyard’s Rikki?
He saved his human family from the evil cobra Nagaina!
Well Rikki is living under our bungalow, protecting us, and he is cute as a button!
Beautiful tropical flowers are everywhere!
The only thing they don’t have here is speedy WiFi, so please excuse me for not being able to follow and comment on your blogs as much as I would like too!
Check out my office though, it does have some distinct benefits….
Cheers to you from swinging St Croix!
127 thoughts on “Rikki Tikki Tavi….”
I love the red flower. I did not recognize the animal.What kind is it.?
It is a mongoose and I love the flower too!! Cheers & thanks~
Rikki was one of my all-time favorite characters. Such a brave lil mongoose…I’m sure your bungalow is well protected! Gorgeous photos…hope you are having a wonderful adventure!
Rudyard Kipling was by far my favorite author as a child and Rikki was my hero too! Cheers~
Nice examples of Mother Nature–but I long for the hammock, especially since it’s going to be single digits tonight.
Yes, I hear you, people are escaping the cold to the Caribbean and there is much talk of it! Stay safe~
I love your office.
Yes, I get all the right sorts of work done here!!
With Rikki, Gus, flowers, and a hammock in this paradise setting, who needs Wi-Fi? Thanks for sharing!
Me!!!! Laughing…..I think this might be what one calls internet addiction!
What a wonderful place!
Rikki looks so cool. He looks like a lifeguard on duty! 😀
He is one hundred times his weight in bravery!!! He can kill cobras!! He is a little lifeguard. Cheers to you Hari~
Yes, I noticed you mentioned Nagin, the feminine word for Naga, the snake.
Happy Horse Year, Cindy!
It’s happening tonight at 11:00 PM! (less than an hour in my timezone)
Happy year of the horse to you and your family Hari! And best of luck to all of you!
Oh, he is so precious!
Pretty awesome isn’t he! He and his buddies live under our bungalow and I feel quite safe!
I feel as though you have just taken me home to my childhood. Lovely. I am rocking in that hammock. It’s divine.
Yes Rudyard was a big part of my childhood too, and of course these memories never leave you! I’m waving at you in your hammock my friend!
Oh he’s so cute. Those tropical flowers are magnificent. So happy for your lovely self to be venturing to all these beautiful places. Hugs!
Well, it is time for you to take some leave me thinks!!! Where do you want to go????
That hammock looks like the most delightful hotel accommodation possible
It has much to recommend which is why I am sleeping in it errrrrr, thinking, all the time!!!
Rikki was one of my favorite as this animal hated snakes as badly as I do!! Meg I believe that was the name of the cobra. Haunted me for years.lol. This was beautiful Cindy as usual you have us longing to lay in a hammock & feel the breeze while taking in the exotic flowers & funny wildlife!! Your unbelievable!!
Yes Rikki killed the evil cobra and saved the family! I feel so safe with him under my bungalow!
Rikki is soooo cute! Reminds me of a ferret!! Have fun on your trip! It looks gorgeous there!! Hugz Lisa and Bear
Hugz back to you two!! Bear would love chasing Rikki!
I wouldn’t miss one of your posts. Always worth a look. Great stuff. Enjoy your journey as do we. 🙂
So happy to have you along! It makes the trip even more fun~
It is the prettiest Caribbean island in my humble opinion because it is verdant and unpopulated!
We love Rikki Tikki Tavi!
Well we agree on A LOT of important things!! 🙂
Ah, office life can be so tough… x
It’s better when it swings!!! LOL~
Ah, heliconias and geckos and mongoose….topped by a hammock office… so jealous… enjoy and take lots of beautiful pics to share with us.
Thank you for identifying the flower! I knew some smart person would! I must admit I am quite partial to the office!
My, my! Cute animals, beautiful beaches, gorgeous exotic flowers. How do you stand to go to “work” in that office? 🙂
You know it is a dirty job, there is sand and stuff, but hey someone’s gotta do it!! Laughing…..when you have the chance, come to St Croix!
Sit tight — I’m on my way (in my dreams)! LOL
Great pics, as always. Wish I were there…
If I was rich, I would rent the place and bring all my blogger friends….imagine the fun we would have!!!
Great photos of great subjects. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for appreciating & cheers to you~
A beautiful creature! Wow! 🙂
Small, powerful, feisty and brave. What’s not to love!!!
I think that hammock has my name on it, Cindy. The pictures are great…, and where else would a mongoose retire…, warm, sunny, beautiful views. Maybe I missed my calling. I should have come back as a mongoose !!! …especially this winter. Hugs, and enjoy your trip!
Come on over, your hammock is waiting for you cuz and there’s room at the inn…….
Heavenly place… Gorgeous photos!
You are so nice and so appreciated!
Wasn’t that a Kipling story? Loved the photos, BTW.
Yes, part of the remarkable Jungle Book which I dog eared as a child!
Ah, yes. I read it circa 1973, when I was a Cub Scout.
those were the days…….
Very cute! and that hammock looks pretty good, too ;).
The only problem is it is hard to stay awake in it and I keep falling asleep on the job……
Oh man, that is just rough! 😉
I loved the story of Rikki. Your photos are lovely. Oh how I wish I was there instead of my -9/-29 windchill city. 🙂
I wish you were here too……you could fly over……there is room at the inn and hammocks are swinging empty in the breeze……..just saying!
Cindy, this looks like heaven on earth. I like all the beautiful pictures. Thank you! Hugs! Veraiconica
If you like it Veraiconica, than I am happy! Hugz to you~
Yes it is an amazingly laid back and beautiful island~
Aaaah the mongoose, one of my favorites… witnessed them in the wild playing with a cape cobra… lightening fast they are too, didn’t kill it just made sure it turned around and moved away from their young’s den…
Ooooooh, what I would give to see this in person! Amazing creatures aren’t they? Playing with a cobra almost sounds like an oxymoron!
We have Heliconia in the garden but our Hibiscus is not as fancy as that one.
Those hammocks are good you have seen Pauline and me in our hammock.
Not together in the hammock or in our hammock in the same post.
Tell Jim that would be rocking the boat as ther say.
Jim says he wants to see you together in the hammock (actually I made that up!) I want too….But who would snap the shot!! The only problem with sharing a hammock is it can be quite a let down (literally) when one’s partner exists the hammock abruptly!!! Don’t try this at home……Laughing……
Sorry but no way will you see that.
As I said I don’t bounce any more.
I was riding my bike this morning and could hear my bones creaking, I think I need oiling.
No I am wearing out not rusting out. 🙂
Jim just got in the hammock today and said, “there’s something wrong with it….the position was wrong, it wasn’t comfortable…..” Laughing…..I did not clarify that it may well be the aging bones not the hammock!! I thought that was what we were supposed to do in our later years…..swing in a hammock! Laughing more….oh well, it works for me. Tomorrow we are doing a major hike up into the rain forest and then down to swim in some huge tidal pools……I’ll let you know what my bones & muscles say about this!!!
So beautiful, I am reserving a spot in that hammock please!
Yes, I will save it for you and can’t wait until you arrive……The fisherman just brought in the most amazing mahi mahi, 25 pounders! So beautiful and sad they were caught, but my they taste divine!
So peaceful and beautiful, I think I could handle slow wifi…:)
One must accept certain limitations, besides right now I am using the reception computer and they are laughing at my blog!!! Life is good~
A beautiful place… The gecko looks cute 🙂
Quick pretty little fellow isn’t he!! Cheers to you my friend~
Einen schönen Tag wunderschöne Bilder.Liebe Grüße und eine gute Woche für dich.Gruß Gislinde
Danke! Danke Gislinde! Freundlich! 🙂
Beautiful post. We only find those flowers in the tropical hall of the Zoo. Pawkiss 🙂
A blogger identified them for me above, because I had never seen them before!
Oh, that little mongoose is SO cute! And I love the beautiful flowers. Really, it looks like paradise there.
That is pretty much a perfect description!
Looks wonderful – and fully protected from snakes, too. Perfect! RH
My thoughts precisely! Cheers to you!
It’s always a delight to read your posts. Thank you and more power to your blog!
Visa versa 2U X 2!
Looks like a rough assignment, but it seems you are up to the challenge.
I’m hanging with it! Laughing…..
Glad to know you are safe and well.
What a life! And here we are anticipating 8 degreesF tonight!
Spooky….it was 16 degrees when we were in Atlanta! Stay warm and safe Dor~
The mongoose has such a cute mischievous face. It makes me smile, as do other similar creatures like the squirrel and meerkat. Gorgeous photos as always, Cindy! That first flower is stunning!
His face is so clever isn’t it! A wise and brave little guy who kills cobras!! Hope all is well with you Halim!
Oh, I needed beautiful photos from an island! The pictures of snow are lovely but I prefer the warm climates. Enjoy!
Yes the climate on both the east and west coasts of the US is quite alarming! Freezing on one coast, drought on the other!
I Loooove that story.
It’s a wonderful one isn’t it!!
How beautiful and serene! A great place to be while Winter is going on here in the states! I do remember the Rikki Tikki Ravi storygrowing up — how neat that you’re living it firsthand! So glad you are having a great time, Cindy, and enjoy the warmth!
I am sending hopes that things warm up for you very soon!
So that where my hammock disappeared to!! 🙂 Gorgeous place to be, Cindy. Rikki is so adorable.
Yep, I snatched it when you weren’t looking…….but no fears, there are a lot more!
Beautiful tropical flowers Cindy and I could make good use of that hammock !!!!
I know Jack told me……
Ha Ha…..It would be a race as to who gets to it first….
You did not go to the Islands to read blogs, I hope! Also, you should be far enough south to avoid the snow/ice/freeze that has made its way down to the Gulf Coast and Georgia boarder.
Yes we were in the Bahamas the last time the east coast had a freeze and it was COLD! Cuba blocks the front and it is warm and toasty here….like another world!
My mom used to read Rikki Tikki Tavi, it was quite an interesting way to learn about animals and poetry, too. Rudyard Kipling sure did know how to make a different kind of lesson out of so many things. I will always enjoy his original stories, too! This had lovely photos and wish I were there! Smiles, Robin
Kipling was pretty amazing wasn’t he! So glad you enjoyed and I wish you were here too!! Cheers to you!
Mon Dieu, j’adore le mongoose! 🙂
They are smart and adorable aren’t they!! Cheers to you!
We only had a few hours on this island…I think it was one of the stops a few years ago on an anniversary cruise. Would be nice to not have a crowd around. 🙂
Cute little guy. And his friends too!
Yes plus the other side of the island is emptier and more pristine! Worth coming back for a second peek! Cheers to you!
beautiful, well captured.
So appreciated! Thank you~
Tropical paradise doesn’t come close, Cindy! Such beauty! 🙂
I wonder how long it takes one to get bored in paradise???? I haven’t gotten close……
Breathtakingly beautiful! I mean, everything!
So kind! I miss it already!
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Merci beaucoup! Je suis heureux que vous croyez ~
a toi Cindy, et a bientot
désolé,…. ils sont beaux
Merci, merci mon ami~
Nothing like being up close and personal to paradise! Phenomenal photos!
Where are you going next? Can’t wait to see YOUR photos!!