“The Wind in the Trees”

“Nothing has ever been said about God that hasn’t already been said better by the wind in the trees.”

~Thomas Merton

With that, I renew an old adventure that will certainly become an even grander new adventure . . .

Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, Piedras Blancas NP, Golfito

It was in October of 2018, the peak of the rainy season, that I first visited Esquinas Rainforest Lodge at La Gamba Research Station, Piedras Blancas National Park, north of Golfito, Puntarenas. It rained pretty hard every afternoon with the mornings and short spaces between rain full of wonderful birds to photograph! And the planned boat trip to Rio Coto Mangroves turned impossible with high winds and heavy rain on Golfo Dulce, but the ingenious boat captain took me back into the smaller Gulf of Golfito (shielded from heavy wind by trees) for some of my better bird shots in between downpours – an unplanned but excellent substitute for an always good mangrove tour! Making Lemonade from Lemons! 🙂 And how could you not in this incredible rainforest? See more photos from my first trip there & a video link below . . .

Crown-spotted Euphonia, Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, Piedras Blancas NP, Golfito

And I could go on! See the photos from that trip in my 2018 Esquinas Rainforest Lodge Gallery or for a different expression of the trip, using the above quote, see my photo book of that trip at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, “The Wind in the Trees,” with every page available for free preview!

And as another quote in the book declares:

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

And a New Adventure STARTS TOMORROW!

Expect daily reports from the rainforest as I celebrate my 83rd birthday! 🙂 And here is just one of several videos on the lodge activities page of their website. This is my second-best birding lodge after Maquenque Eco Lodge in Boca Tapada (based on number of birds photographed).

¡Pura Vida!

Caiman at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, Piedras Blancas NP, Golfito
Prothonotary Warbler, Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, Piedras Blancas NP, Golfito

¡Pura Vida!

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