On the first morning - I woke to the call of the birds....to light and sun and bright color.
I'd forgotten how beautiful it is.
Anxious to capture and record every spectacular moment - I picked up my camera to find that my favorite lens had chosen to fail.
Not then. Not there. I didn't want to believe.
There was a moment of frustration and great disappointment.
How is it possible that this is happening now?
On this adventure? In this paradise?
And then - there came a sense of relief. Surprisingly.
I need only to be.
To look. To listen. To see.
Like these birds.
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In these next weeks - I'll share parts and pieces of my Costa Rican adventure.
Animals - as seen thru an imperfect lens.
A magical landscape. A pure and happy life.
Arenal volcano is the backdrop.
The crimson fronted parakeets are among the stars of this show.
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Winter was here when I left....still here when I returned.
What a gift it's been to allow my eyes to rest.
Thank-you for joining me on this interim journey.