Wow! It was hard picking only one from each month! So many favorites! Missed some greats! I tried for a balance of birds, flowers & people – 4 each. Review my year in photos & know it was even better than this! Just a sample of being retired in Charlie Doggett’s COSTA RICA!
My garden was a constant joy!
Blue Plumbago contrasted against a Heliconia
Two nights in San Jose was a fun and different trip for me.
The birds in my garden continue to amaze!
The bird sculpture by my former neighbor Anthony Jeroski will
always be a special garden memory of him. He died in July in states.
One of my guides at Drake Bay, Carlos, with baby boa.
Everywhere I go great guides make the trip memorable!
My gardners on break at my house, a tradition we have.
I love my gardners and my garden!
At Rancho Naturalista I finally get a photo of a Sunbittern!
This is a rare bird and rare photo that I’m proud of.
Butterflies are second only to birds for me and I saw a few this year.
Most, like this one, in my garden of course!
A Heliconius Hecale Zuleika.
This Squirrel Cuckoo was on edge of my terrace for a favorite
photo at home or maybe my “Photo of the Year”
or at least tied with the Sunbittern. 🙂
My high school “after school club” for Conversational English
was my most rewarding activity of the year! Fun & hard work!
This Triquitraque is one of the smallest and favorite flowers in my garden.
Everything about my Christmas trip to Tambor Bay
was super good, but this photo of a King Vulture
is the big prize! Another rare find & photo!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
FELIZ AÑO NUEVO 2018
Go climb a hill!