More of Costa Rica

Today I need to mow the lawn, but I’m waiting for the temperature outside to get up to at least 40 degrees. I have no interest in playing in grass that has frost on it – spring frost being something I feel about much like the daffodils and tulips – it makes me sad and my head droops. Not to mention the shivers of my body.

While I wait, I decided to share more of Costa Rica. We continued down the canal

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where vines grow into the water along the edges to take root and proliferate

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and termites build nests on the tree trunks (that brown lumpy part to the left side of the trunk).

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We see an interesting lizard – the Jesus Christ lizard, so called because he can walk (and run) on water.

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As well as another type of heron

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and bananas – or plantains.

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Our water tour being complete now, we head back to the bus with stops to enjoy (and capture) more beautiful flora.

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Heading now to the Veragua Rainforest, we pass a school where children play in the yard,

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and another school, perhaps, but there are no children outside just now.

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We pass someone’s home, complete with satellite dishes

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we cross a canal on one of two bridges the guide describes as “oh Gawd” bridges

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and fields of green with forests and mountains in the background.

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We pass a yard with cattle lying about, perhaps Brahmas? I’m not certain, but there were many hillsides where the cattle and chickens roamed. No buffalo though.

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Heading into a denser forest, through someone’s yard to follow this road because the road the tour usually takes had washed out and was under repair

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into the Veragua Rainforest.

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More of the rainforest will come another day.I hope you are enjoying this tour as much as we did, even if it is not a live tour.

I wish you a day filled with enough.

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I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 2 dogs, 2 cats, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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6 Responses to More of Costa Rica

  1. Kathy says:

    Carol, this is beautiful. I would like to visit here some day. I hope you are well. I’m cruising ’round visiting my friends here online and enjoying much beauty…

  2. Heather says:

    The mountain view is stunning. The air looks thick enough to cut, though!
    I notice more color in the painted tires :) Does every flower bed need a tire like a tree? And I’m wonder why the bridges are “Oh gawd” bridges. And last question: did you get to see any of the lizards run across the water?

    • Carol says:

      Yes, Heather, the air was very thick. No problems with dry skin in the Caribbean. Every flower bed needs a tire to (a) make sure it understands it’s boundaries and (b) protect it from being trampled by small feet. “Oh Gawd” bridges (so named by our guide) are very very narrow and do not look terribly sturdy. No lizard walked on water for us, unfortunately. But if you Google it, you will see a picture of one doing so.

      Sent from my iPad

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  3. Carol – the vivid colors in your photography are luscious. Simply luscious!

  4. lisa says:

    Costa Rica is on my bucket list…especially now after seeing your fabulous shots!! And I don’t think mowing and sub-40 temps go together well at all. Stay inside. :-)

  5. Wonderful, Carol. I love that Jesus Christ lizard. Amazing. So much amazing flora and wildlife. Thanks for bringing us along, even if it isn’t for real. :-)

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