Sunrise Behind the Mountain

Sometimes a beautiful hill or mountain hides the sunrise as it did yesterday for my early morning bird walk, making photos of birds in the shadows difficult – but patience! The sun eventually comes over the hill! 🙂

El Silencio Lodge & Reserve, Bajos del Toro, Alajuela, Costa Rica

And today I slowed down my activities by necessity.

Forced Slowdown . . .

Well . . . my knee has been giving me trouble off and on the last three weeks and I’ve managed at home with medications the doctor prescribed but now they’ve run out and I’m walking more here and just had to stop today. Tengo dolor en la rodilla. That’s “I have pain in my knee.” I cancelled my scheduled harder hike to another new waterfall this morning because it requires 4 stream crossings (wadding) over slippery rocks which I knew would be too much for me, thus planned some more sedate activities like watching for birds from my porch, an Oxcart Wheel Painting Class, a tree planting that got postponed due to a spurt of rain, and the hotel manager insisted I go to the Spa “on the house” for a relaxation massage (back, shoulders and neck was all they would touch, avoiding my knee) and if that wasn’t enough relaxation, I sat in my hot tub a little tonight before posting this and now off to bed! 🙂

¡Pura Vida!

6 Replies to “Sunrise Behind the Mountain”

  1. I’m sorry about your knee, but it sounds like you found some other great activities to do today. I love your Oxcart Wheel. What a fun class that must have been!

    1. Thanks Bonnie, and I will be fine! Next week I’ll be seeng two different docs for two different things, including my knee. Today, Thursday, is another slow day with my guide taking me birding by car! 🙂

    1. ¡Muchas gracias Larry! Your prayers always make a difference! I just have to slow down a little which is not my nature! 🙂

      And by the way, I have already seen “Dancing with the Birds” documentary and is truly rated a 10! 🙂 Two of those birds I have actually observed dancing here in Costa Rica and once in Panama, both the yellow-throated and the orange-throated Manakins. Cool!

  2. Charlie, you are always such an inspiration! Even when a little knee trouble slows you down, you stay cheery, resilient, and active! I love you fully you embrace all of life. Keep it up! And I hope your knee feels better.

    1. ¡Gracias Shannon! I’ll probably be moving from Dr. Candy to an Orthopedic but right now plan to refuse any surgery or knee replacement (which I think they typically want to do). I’m too old for that! 🙂

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