And Happy New Year!
See all 7 Years of Costa Rica Christmas Cards in a gallery! 🙂
December 24, 2020 is my 6 year anniversary here! But the first Christmas Card was sent before I left on Christmas Eve 2014 as a combination Christmas Greeting & Change of Address Card, thus 7 cards+ since I’ve designed two for some years. In fact, this is the second one for this year! 🙂
|One of my photos of a Collared Aracari in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica — eating of course! 🙂|
Or for a more traditional message and a different bird photo, see my Christmas card on Facebook.
It is Christmas Time here! The children and teens are out of school and out of uniforms as the seniors graduated yesterday and summer vacation has started. Happy sounds! Schools begin a new year in February.
The rains have stopped and the wind is blowing; dry season is here. Soon some businesses will close for two weeks or more and when I get to the beach 22 December it will be crowded with more Ticos than foreign tourists.
My gardener team said goodbye today, “Hasta proxima anos!” They will see me next year. Mid December until January is vacation time for many people and even more so a family time. The week between Christmas and New Years Atenas will look like a ghost town with little going on beyond the always open super mercados and farmacias. Peaceful too! I will be gone on my trip to Tambor Bay December 22-27 and reporting in daily right here on this blog! (If internet connection!)
And hoping you have the joy and tranquility of Costa Rica during your Christmas celebration!
|Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Follow this blog for photos of my 23-27 Dec. trip to Selva Verde on Rio Sarapiqui.
The above photo is from my neighborhood overlooking Atenas Central where we have year-around flowers!
My Costa Rica Photo Gallery: Charlie Doggett’s COSTA RICA
|Merry Christmas from my Terrace where I added Poinsettias to a potted palm.
A cell phone selfie.
And most of the people are loving and Christ-like year around. Always Christmas!
And I have been here a full year on Christmas Eve!
It is home now! Pura Vida!
AND TONIGHT I DID WHAT I WAS TOO SICK TO DO LAST CHRISTMAS EVE! I went to the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and Lord’s Supper at Iglesia Biblica:
“It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
It came without packages, boxes or bags!
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
‘Maybe Christmas’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store…
Maybe Christmas perhaps… means a little bit more!'”
– Dr. Seuss
|Montezuma Oropendola photographed last week at Rancho Naturalista near Turrialba, Costa Rica. A favorite bird!|
And if you like the Lineated Woodpecker better, I did a different photo card on my website: