Monday, January 11, 2021

Costa Rica: 2021



Day 1

I had to take a selfie on the plane, to remember our N95 masks (and my homemade covers) for a time capsule. I used the prisma app to make it more arty. 


Day 2

We've arrived at our home-away-from-home: Dominical! 


Day 3

A Fiery-billed Aracari in our backyard.


Day 4


Day 5


Day 6

My Centermost read.


Day 7

 A Crested Guan


Day 8

Around 3 bucks.


Day 9

We made it. 

We arrived a day late due to snow in Chicago. Needless to say, flying is stressful. It always was, but now, even more so. We're wearing our masks in Costa Rica just like at home. Except, it's a-heck-of-a-lot-hotter with them on. But, there's plenty of open space to run mask-free. The beaches in Dominical are never crowded. Sometimes, there's not another soul for miles of virgin sand. We need a four wheel drive just to get to our jungle cabana. So, it's not crowded up here either. It is crowded in some ways: flocks of late morning swallows traversing the sky, peeping; packs of high flying parrots squawking overhead, landing somewhere in a tasty tree; busy chestnut mandibled toucans, fiery-billed aracaris and oropendolas bouncing around branch and bush; hummingbirds and rainbow colored tanagers of every stripe, plying the flowers below; vultures, bugs and bats watching and waiting. 

It's the Garden of Eden.




 

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25 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos. You are lucky to live in Costa Rica, it was one of my favorite places to visit! I have not felt comfortable to fly anywhere just yet. Take care, have a great new week!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Gorgeous photos of healing nature, Sharon.

I love your mask. I have a wide face and need some larger masks. Do you remember where you ordered yours?

eileeninmd said...

Sharon, thanks for linking up and sharing your post. I loved your bird photos. Have a happy day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an amazing place to be right now. I love the beautiful birds and that tiny sanddollar. I could use some beach time right now! Enjoy your week!

Hootin' Anni said...

Nothing better than life on the beach!! I enjoyed your post, and great birds.
Thanks for sharing with us at IRBB this week.

Jim said...

Colourful bank note.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I like your home away from home. So beautiful and warm and far away. Good cheer to you. :-)

Rain said...

Wow that aracari looks like it has teeth! Nice selfie! That currency is very cool!

DJan said...

Love all the photos. Is that a feather in that sunset picture? I couldn't tell if it is or another frond. Beautiful nevertheless. Thank you as always. :-)

Fun60 said...

Fabulous photos. It's a beautiful country and one of the most favourite countries I have visited.

Tanza Erlambang said...

birds are extremely beautiful.... never saw before.

Thank you for sharing wonderful photos.

Have a nice day.

Angie said...

Sharon - how blessed you are to have been able to travel. The pictures are gorgeous, especially the birds. Thanks for taking us along for the ride, and linking to Mosaic Monday!!!

Lady Fi said...

How very lovely! Travel is more or less banned here in Europe at the moment.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Lovely to see you in the Garden of Eden - it is hot here with our masks on too. Like your artsy photos of masks! Glad you managed some great travel - love all the birds too!
Wren x

Dawn said...

What a blessing to be able to travel during this difficult time. Love the photos and I'm sure those mask are super sweaty and hot in the sun.
Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

Peabea Scribbles said...

The aracari and guan are neat as I've never seen one. Good idea for memories of this sad and terrible time. Maybe down the line if pandemics occur again, the peoples can learn from what we've done. Or not maybe. lol

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

beautiful photos - love the landscapes and birds

Mary Kirkland said...

The birds are beautiful.

Meditations in Motion said...

I loved the filter you used to make the artsy picture of you with your masks on. Hubby and I visited beautiful Costa Rica in 2019. I am so glad we got the chance to do it before all travel was halted. Our base was Tamarindo. I loved the wildlife we saw and would love to go back when we have a chance. Thanks for sharing these great pics!

Duwan @MakeLikeAnApeman said...

I love how the money features wildlife and the environment. And the birds are amazing. Now I have to go to Costa Rica.

Rhodesia said...

A place I would love to visit, I have friends there. It will never happen though. Fabulous photos. Diane

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So beautiful! So envious!

betty-NZ said...

Such fantastic images, even the money looks fun!

A lovely addition to 'My Corner of the World' this week! Thanks for linking!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Looks like pure paradise to me. The day 9 sunset is incredible!!

Light and Voices said...

Greetings and Salutations!
Day 9 and Day 4 are my favorite photographs. Heat and those masks must be very uncomfortable but you don't need to wear them all the time because there are less people. You are blessed!