Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunrise/Sunset

It's Costa Rica week on my blog.  I thought I would try to post about CR on  M/W/F.  So check back on Wednesday for a typical Costa Rican food post.  Yum!  Friday might be tough as I never know what the illustrationfriday theme will be.  But I love a challenge. 

 We just got back from our 4th trip to Costa Rica.  And we discovered a new favorite spot just a short drive up the hill from where we were staying at Pacific Edge.  We went up to this location several nights for sunset.  The cicadas would slowly grow into a deafening roar. And do you see those trees down on the narrow greenway?  My husband walked down to the tip and spooked a family of monkeys.  They scattered to the winds, wildly hopping down from tree top to tree top. At the upper left edge of the photo you can see the ocean. It really is a dramatic view up there.  

 This is a view of sunset from our (upper lot) as we called it.  We liked to dream that we would buy it and build a house.  Hmmm.  A gal can dream...

  So we figured if sunset was so beautiful we'd check out sunrise from the same location.  Our upper lot.  (and yes, we picked out a lower lot!) The Sun is just creeping over the hills here.

 The Sun slowly heated up the morning and the birds filled the air with peeps and chirps.  And is that a bark and a meow I hear?  Soon we had some visitors and each one took a turn posing on (our) bench in (our) upper lot.  

  Isn't she a beauty in the morning Sun?

This was so cute.  The whole family continues their walk...with the cat bringing up the rear.  Just another morning in paradise.  Now I'm back in Minnesota.  Sigh.  And if you fancy more cats check out Cats On Tuesday 


15 comments:

Anne said...

Costa Rica is beautiful. Enjoyed all your pictures. It sure looks like you had a wonderful time!

DJan said...

Yes, it is definitely superbly beautiful! I love the first picture and of course the sunset and sunrise. But best of all is the picture of the beautiful kitty. :-)

ArtSnark said...

great photos - thanks for sharing

Wanda..... said...

Beautiful photos of the great views, Sharon. That popular spot on the bench must have be special!

Linda Hensley said...

Gorgeous! I seriously need a trip someplace without snow. With cupcakes. Cute "forward"! :)

Au and Target said...

Oh no! now I'm hearing that annoying song from Fiddler on the Roof!

Costa Rica looks so beautiful. Lovely.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love your photos of paradise!
My cat brother walks with me too.
I wish I could have one of those monkeys you were talking about
love
tweedles

The Chair Speaks said...

Love the photos especially the last one!

Serline said...

What a wonderful place to relax. I really enjoy looking at all the pictures. Have a lovely day!

Tina´s PicStory said...

great pics!

Gattina said...

What a beautiful landscape, and such sweet visitors ! I hope you served them a big breakfast, lol !

Felisol said...

Did you bring your pets to Costa Rica, or were they just friendly visitors.
A special and breathtaking scenery.
I wouldn't mind visiting Minnesota for that sake. Lots of Norwegian settled there hundred years ago. My all time favourite Bob Dylan was born there, Duluth.

catsynth said...

Beautiful pictures of the hillside and sunset from Costa Rica. And that cat is very cute!

Marie said...

Beautiful photos! Of course, since I'm visiting from Cats on Tuesday, I admit to being partial to the cat :-) I love that the kitty is going for a walk also!

Pat Tillett said...

Great story and photos! Especially the sunset... Wow!