Art, Creativity, Photographs, Photography

La Noche en San Jose

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Night in San Jose (two images) – We stayed our first night in the historic Gran Hotel Costa Rica in San Jose. This was our view from the dining room open balcony. The first image shows the colorful lights of the nightlife and the valley of lights behind. The second image is of the Teatro Nacional, a gorgeous building, particularly the inside! But that’s for a different post. 😉

Architecture, Art, Creativity, Photographs, Photography

Wordless Wednesday | 7-30-14


A bit of a beautiful building, ornate windows, ironwork, and all. Even blue sky and sunshine. Pura Vida! Photograph taken in Costa Rica.

Art, Creativity, Nature, Photographs, Photography

The Chillin’ Iguana


Along our ride through mountainous Costa Rica, we stopped twice at the Restaurante Las Iguanas in Muelle. This happens to be where iguanas like to congregrate. And I’m not talking a few iguanas, there are iguanas everywhere. This guy was just chillin’ … my kind of attitude. 🙂

Art, Creativity, Nature, Photographs, Photography

Macro Tuesday | 07-29-14

Macro tropical flower

Well, it finally happened … I reached my upload limit here on and thus, couldn’t upload any pictures yesterday! So my usual “Macro Monday” picture has turned into a “Macro Tuesday” one. Yes, I purchased the 10 gig upgrade. So you’ll see me around here for just a bit longer! 😉

This photograph was taken in La Fortuna, Costa Rica.


Art, Creativity, Nature, Photographs, Photography

The Hummingbird Duo


The Hummingbird duo, scoping out where to buzz off to next. These birds are quite difficult to photograph as they’re constantly moving! Fortunately, sometimes they stop for a millisecond or so. 😉

Photograph taken at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, located on the slopes of the Poas volcano in Costa Rica.

Art, Creativity, Nature, Photographs, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’


Ah, the splendid sunsets, trips to the coast, boats in the water, the gentle sway of the palm trees, that says Summer Lovin’ to me!

To see other interpretations of Summer Lovin’ check out the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge here.

Art, Creativity, Nature, Photographs, Photography

Here Come the Hummingbirds

I just finished going through the Hummingbird photographs I took at La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Costa Rica. Here’s a sneak peak, I’ve saved the best for later. Gosh, these are some beautiful birds!

52-Week Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography

What Is It?!? – Week 29/52

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. – Dr. Seuss

Well, I finally did it, I missed an entire week of posting. Somehow Week 28 disappeared in my world – as we were on a fun-filled vacation in Costa Rica. But now I’m trying to get back on track. So let’s pick up and forget last week. Here is your 29th weekly “what is it?!?” mystery picture, ready for your guessing pleasure. Can you tell? Do you know?

What Is It?!? Week 29/52


What Was That?!? Week 27/52

Tracey guessed it immediately, “So this weeks pic … fireworks?” Dang. Ding ding ding! Yep, fireworks, taken as I was zooming in and out. Great guess! “Yay! But I have to admit, on July 4th I got a lot of photos like this, so this was kid of easy for me.”



Maybe this week’s will be just a tad harder? 😀


Art, Creativity, Nature, Photographs, Photography

A Walk in the Rainforest

My family took a trip/tour of Costa Rica with 28 other people. By the end of the trip we were all good friends. I even got a new “bestie!” Here is a sampling of our first trek around the Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna. This was also our first taste of what happens in a rainforest: yes, it rains! I wrapped my beloved Canon 5D Mark II in a Target bag (made a hole in the bottom for the lens and somehow made a toga for the camera). I called this my “redneck camera cover.” It worked somewhat, but a later trip showed it certainly wasn’t airtight. (no worries, all is good!) I was awed by the beauty a volcano thrusts forth, emerging from the Earth and embracing the land.

Pura Vida!

Animals, Art, photography, Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday | 07-23-14