Arcing Cow Pasture Shadows
Arcing Cow Pasture Shadows
I think the 4 maintenance men for the Country Park Department are doing the new construction and that means it will be very slow with other duties. It seems like only another wall built in the last month.Continue reading “Tiny Update on Park Renovation”
I have a whole gallery of flowers from the Cristal Ballena trip but here’s just five favorites to help brighten your day! 🙂Continue reading “Flowers to Brighten the Day!”
The Yellow Bells have started blooming and maybe the Triquitraque will be when I return with two little blooms already. My stone indigenous guard will watch over all while I’m gone! 🙂 It is always a pleasure to return to my own garden, a different pleasure than the adventure of travel. I love both!Continue reading “Bye to My Garden for a Few Days”
They usually have a nativity, but for now just this tree and laurels around the entrance.
The family that does “Two Weeks in Costa Rica” blog/newsletter has an article about what Ticos do during the holidays which is also “Summer Vacation” from school for all ages with graduations the middle of December and the start of new school year in February. Thus lots of “family vacations” during this time, especially the week between Christmas and New Years when many businesses and factories, etc are closed. The beaches and mountain lodges are full of Ticos that week! Everything is already festive by December 1 with many decorations up and special meal preparations started. Read about it in the Two Weeks guy’s article:
Christmas And New Years In Costa Rica: A Festive Time (“2 Weeks in CR” Blog Page)
This Year’s Mall Christmas Trees 2021 Blog Post
2019 Christmas Trees here
2020 Monkeying Around on Christmas Eve at Arenal Observatory where I will be again next Christmas or 2022. Good lodges like this one are booked solid for Christmas a year ahead. I just made my ’22 reservations.
Christmas in Costa Rica 2018 (including a cute TV ad)
Madrigal Renaissance Christmas Banquet 2018 (all expats)
2017 Atenas Christmas Parade – one of the best!
Well . . . too many to list them all! You can do a blog search on “Christmas” for more! 🙂
My 2021 Year in Books Read (Goodreads page).
Merry Christmas! – ¡Feliz Navidad!
. . . lovers of stories, books and libraries – the 3 main characters in this multi-layered story of totally different people from the 1450’s all the way through 2020 and to the future in 2164, all impacted by this fictitious lost and found story by a very early Greek writer who called his story “Cloud Cuckoo Land” (in Classical Greek of course!). It touches on so many life issues and about our own future on earth that I won’t try to list them all. You move between the stories of totally different people (ages 12 to 86) affected by Cloud Cuckoo Land (the Greek novel) in Constantinople (1450’s), Bulgaria (1450’s), Idaho (1940’s to 2020), Korea (1950’s), and outer space (2164) so that like his “All the Light” book (just 2 overlapping stories) you can get confused at first (if not more so). Eventually the many complicated pieces of the puzzle start coming together and you too begin to get what all these others are getting from Cloud Cuckoo Land. It is more multi-layered than Anthony Doerr’s previous classic All the Light We Cannot See (Goodreads Reviews), but just as impactful (if not more so) and will certainly become another classic! I highly recommend both books! 🙂
Read some other Goodreads Reviews of this NY Times best seller, Cloud Cuckoo Land. Now I will simplify my reading escapes with another Agatha Christie mystery! 🙂 Rest my simple mind which is still spinning from this read. 🙂
Thanks to Tico Times for this good short article and great photos that are so much better than my photos of the theater: https://ticotimes.net/2021/12/10/the-national-theatre-of-costa-rica-a-historic-landmark
City Mall, Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica at San Jose Airport — Photos of two of their Christmas Trees that have been up for weeks!Continue reading “Mall Christmas Trees”