This post might grow into actual musing for once. I hope, it will become a reflection on my thoughts and emotions these past few days, since my mother died. Mechthild Judith Witzgall KolshornOctober 12, 1923 – October 18, 2012 This is the last picture I ever took of my mother. I snapped it, as I […]Read more "Remembering My Mother"
Our utility room saw quite some activity these last few days. We had recently purchased a new hot water heater, to replace the old calorífero, which was hissing like a dragon in pain and expelling clouds of steam through the release valve with increasing frequency and ardour. Originally we had planed to replace the electric system […]Read more "Periled No More, with a Moth"
What is the ultimate symbol of tropical beach pura vida? A palm! Alas, we don’t have have any beaches in walking distance, because we prefer the far vistas and brisas dulces of our mountain perch. But it’s less than an hour’s drive from Atenas to the Pacific coast and, if you check out my pictures […]Read more "Productos de la Feria de los agricultores – Chapter Three: Palm Products"
Another fun visit to the feria in Alajuela yielded several pictures of exotic tubers and some delicious fruit. I always ask the vendors for permission before I take a picture of their commodities on display. So far everyone has granted their leave, either with the shrug of a shoulder or the flick of a wrist, […]Read more "Productos de la Feria de los agricultores – Chapter Two: starchy root vegetables and some juicy fruits"
After letting our dog dumpling hang out in the fruit bowl for a couple of days, the time was ripe, literally, to get rid of the Morinda fruit, which the kind vendor had given me at the feria on Saturday. As a Scientist i.R. (im Ruhestand = retired), I first had to look inside, of […]Read more "Dog Dumpling Disposal"