Happy Easter!

Its a beautiful sunny day in Atenas, Costa Rica for Easter Morning with the Yigüirro singing his heart out for the rains to come (any day now) though I cannot photograph him or any birds for several weeks now because of the high winds. The birds are hiding in the thick trees for protection from the wind. Thus I resort to Easter Flower Photos! 🙂

And our online English language newspaper Tico Times also wishes you a Happy Easter with a photo of the oldest church in Costa Rica. It is a beautiful historical place that I have visited once (my gallery link) in the Orosi Valley. The Ruins of Ujarras (Wikipedia link) is the site of Costa Rica’s oldest church, the Spanish colonial church built between 1575 and 1580 . . .

One of my photos of The Ruins of Ujarras in Orosi Valley

Happy Easter!

He Arose!

¡Pura Vida!

Mirador de Ujarrás

My Favorite View from Mirador de Ujarrás
Ujarrás, Costa Rica

View of Orosi from Mirador de Ujarrás
Ujarrás, Costa Rica

A Large Patio with 180° + View of Valley
Ujarrás, Costa Rica

Large Parking Area for Mirador de Ujarrás Tourists!
Ujarrás, Costa Rica
Or see all of my Orosi Trip photos in the TRIP Gallery: 2018-February 6-10–Orosi/Tapanti

Tomorrow: Mirador Orosi



No Easter Parades this Year! Presidential Voting Runoff takes Precedence.

I’m sorry because the colorful Easter celebrations is one of the things I love about the Catholic Church here.

Canadian Sets Example for Costa Ricans by Cleaning Community Park (& link to TV News Video) Or some of us see him as the weirdo Canadian with goatee & eyebrows dyed to match the color of his short shorts that day and he hangs out in the Atenas parks half-naked picking up trash. His friendliness with little children and his lack of clothing makes him look like a “pervert” to some of us, especially in this conservative society where most men always wear long pants. So I have mixed feelings about the positive publicity the local press gives him, but granted, he is interesting and has done this for years on his “Snowbird” winter vacations here. And hopefully his ecology message will pay off.  

Historic Shipwreck in Caribbean Must Return to Ocean because CR has no facilities to preserve it out of water. Scuba divers should like that!