Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Misty Morning in Dominical


When I look at this photograph, I think of morning solitude, generous warmth and wet sand.  If I was an egret, this would be my rock too.  I would love to spend every morning here. Except, instead of fish I'd eat a farm fresh egg and a papaya picked from a near by tree for breakfast.





If I was an egret I'd be impossibly thin. Ha! And dressed in wispy white feathers.  I'd prefer to keep my people feet though.  Because there's more surface to feel the mushy sand beneath my toes. What a weird sight that would be. A graceful egret with human feet. The horror!



These two fishermen were having a grand time beating the relentless waves. 



A forest of water fairy plants emerges at low tide.



Feelers...



I love the texture of this photo. And the subtle color. 



A crab's eye view.



A solemn reminder of water safety.

Playa Dominical is one of the most dangerous beaches in Central America and was previously known as “Playa de Muerte” (Death Beach) due to the high drowning rate. The Dominical Lifeguards deal with 8-10 foot surf and rip currants that pull 300-400 meters of shore on a consistent basis. The ISLA Team is on a scouting mission” to see what type of training, resources, equipment the Costa Rican guards need. While their down there the volunteers will be noting the needs, watching the operations, sharing their knowledge, and donating equipment.

I enjoy the sand side of this beach.  But if you are braving the surf, beware. And a prayer couldn't hurt.

And on a lighter note, be sure to click your paw here to follow the folly of funny felines over at The Chorus of the Crows.

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23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty beach and images. I like the Snowy Egret. Great post! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

DJan said...

You have such an eye, Sharon. I love all these pictures and am delighted with the idea of an egret with human feet, toenails painted too. :-)

Chris Rohrer said...

Beautiful place and I love all the birds. Nicely captured moments.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Wow. These are breathtaking. That second photo especially is gorgeous. I love the small egret juxtaposed against the larger environment.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That certainly does look relaxing!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love low tide at the beach and your pictures are wonderful. On this one, you'd want to be absolutely sure of your tide table ... Not the one to get marooned on that rock when it turned! Then you'd really want to be an egret!

Our Seaside Baby said...

What beautiful photos especially the close up of the egret and what a gorgeous looking beach even if it isn't the safest! It looks so peaceful there yet so full of life! Thanks so much for linking up to #MyFavouriteTrip I still have something to send you from last week :-) I couldn't find your email address so could you please email me at ourseasidebaby@gmail.com Many thanks!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

beautiful, beautiful photos!
love
tweedles

Mums SpaceTara said...

Such beautiful photos! The plants and creatures that are revealed during low tide is like another planet, so pretty #MyFavouriteTrip

pixiedusk said...

YOur photos are amazing! The Egret looks perfect but now I am imagining it with human feet =P

#MyFavouriteTrip

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

I am one of those who prefer to admire a beach from the shore. I know the Pacific Ocean is not pacific at all.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

A great collection of beachy photos! So many treasures to be found.

NatureFootstep said...

wow, what a great place. But what about the crab? Is it an art object? It does not seem like a living thing :)

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful place with so much to see.

Anni said...

That egret, posed with all its majesty is outstanding in your photos!! I love weather like you experienced on the beach. And your other images shared....great ones to be sure. I was there with you all along!
Thanks for linking up at I'd Rather B Birdin' Sharon.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Frank said...

Lovely beach scenery,

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"Egrets, I've had a few..."

Lovely shots, Sharon!
~

Purfylle said...

A lovely collection of shots but that egret is lovely!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) A lovely collection of photos. Your first two images of the Egret are SOOO beautiful, such beautiful scenery, and it's difficult to imagine that this beach and surf has a down side, and was once called Death Beach, it looks so idyllic in your photos.

Linda Hensley said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Stewart M said...

Nice set of pictures - there is never a beach without a picture.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

NC Sue said...

I've never heard of Dominical. It looks quite lovely.
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-walls-of-san-juan.html