To me everything in nature is a work of art and that includes some very tiny any unusual insects. Here’s 5 or counting the little black dot in one photo, 6 insects that I cannot identify but are a part of the colorful nature found at Xandari Costa Rica.Continue reading “Colorful Little Insects”
“How beautiful the leaves grow old.”
“How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”~John Burroughs
I have already done one post on dead leaves, titled: Beauty in Death about the final days of a Heliconia leaf in my garden with one of my favorite photos. Then the above quote of John Burroughs and some cool dead leaves at Playa Cativo Lodge motivated me to move on with another dead leaf post! 🙂Continue reading ““How beautiful the leaves grow old.””
It is fortunate indeed to have neighbors who maintain their property so that all around them are in pleasant surroundings! 🙂 This is just one of the pleasant views uphill from my simple little “casita” rent house in Roca Verde. In spite of recently complaining about a favorite tree removed for a house under construction now (by my landlord), I generally have very pleasant surroundings where I live in the Roca Verde development of Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica known by it’s slogan “Mejor Clima del Mundo” or in English: “Best Weather in the World!” 🙂 A subjective opinion of course! 🙂
Browse my CR Flora & Forest Galleries.
This bougainvillea is in front of one of the houses I pass on one of my walk routes. This is the time of year for most bougainvillea to be at their peak in blooms and I enjoy the color on my walks! 🙂
More flowers in my Flora & Forest GALLERY.
House of Yellow Rain
Well — the house is now law offices and as you can see the yellow is actually flowers that fell off a tree, carpeting their yard, sidewalk and cars yellow. 🙂 Here’s shots from 4 angles . . .Continue reading “House of Yellow Rain”
From my Country Lane walk the other day I snapped these three slightly different small colorful flowers. I just learned that they are called San Rafaels here. (Thanks Shannon!)Continue reading “Button Flowers”
Hibiscus Fence Row
I photographed a lot of flowers on my walk down nearby “Country Lane” the other day, but I just may be partial to this Hibiscus! 🙂
See also my Flora & Forest Gallery
Or for more of this walking place: Country Lane Gallery
From another walk in my garden.Continue reading “Simplicity”
Verdure = the fresh green color of vegetation.
Verdure Hugging me Daily Upon My terrace Fresh, Green
Seeing The garden Colors
Feeling The Garden Tranquil
“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”—Jane Austen
More CR Nature Haiku
These Berries are Ripe . . .
. . . and so am I, almost! I’m redder or pinker now on my face from the radiation 🙂 and also ripe at the point of being almost finished. Today, Tuesday, I lack only 2 more radiation treatments, meaning I’m finished by noon Thursday! Yay! Starting Thursday afternoon I’m home to stay for at least 5 weeks before I have a trip planned. And hoping I have some taste and swallowing ability back by then (the lodge food is said to be excellent!), though my doc says to not count on the taste totally returning that soon. She says it can take up to 6 months for some people to have it totally but gain it little by little, week by week. Since my radiation was only on the left side of my mouth, maybe I will get it back sooner. Hoping! 🙂
The red berries are on the big tree at the hotel that had been yellow berries for weeks but now red, ripe and ready for the birds and other creatures! The blue or black berries below are in a yard I walk by everyday to and from the clinic and Walter, my driver, says they are sweet and if people can pick them before the birds and animals, they add them to dishes for sweetness or just eat as berries.Continue reading “These Berries are Ripe . . .”