My Photo Wins Contest

Expats living in Atenas, Costa Rica (mostly retirees) have a Facebook Group Page where expats ask one another “how to” or “where to” kinds of questions and share important information. Each year the group has a photo contest for what will be the group’s page header that year. My shot or our town from a hill in Roca Verde one foggy morning is the winner this year! 🙂

I almost used this photo for my digital Christmas Card this year. Glad I didn’t so it will now be solely the identity of the group.

And my prize? Something yummy from Pat’s kitchen! 🙂

¡Pura Vida!

The full photo below lends itself well to the narrow crop for a page header:

Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica — Photo by Charlie Doggett

10 Replies to “My Photo Wins Contest”

  1. Congratulations Charlie, lovely picture.
    By the way what is that butterfly on the cover of your butterfly book?
    I have a picture of one laying eggs in my garden

    1. ¡Gracias Margaret! How can we not have lovely pictures when we live in such a lovely place? 🙂

      The butterfly on the cover of my butterfly book is a Rusty Clearwing, Pteronymia picta. It is sometimes lumped into the general category of “Glasswings,” (not a scientific category) but is in the scientific group called “Ticlears.” For all my identifications I use the best book I could find on butterflies here (not many available): A Swift Guide to Butterflies of Mexico and Central America, Second Edition, by Jeffrey Glassberg, available on

      Be sure to see tomorrow’s post on butterflies at Arenal.

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