All the following low light pictures were snapped during a fairly hefty shower, late in the afternoon. Which is my sly way of saying, well, the picture quality stinks, but I’ll post them anyway. Earlier this week we had a brief visit from a German friend, with whom I had gone to school at the […]Read more "To Have or Not To Have a Beak"
This past Thursday turned into one of those days, when you really, really want to cuss and pound some one’s chest with your dainty fists. One of those ‘you have to be kidding’ kind of days. Thus I feel compelled to muse about human nature and other inexplicable natural phenomena, as for example, administrative rules […]Read more "Grouchy Vignette de Jour Nº6 with a Chicken Breast"
A short vignette today, simply to present this morning’s Toucan pictures to adoring Toucan fans around the world … or something like that. I’ve been suffering from Toucan obsession lately and after publishing these, I hope to make room in my birdly preoccupied brain for other models, preferably stationary ones. So, here’s my colorful friend Ramphastos sulfuratus, […]Read more "Vignette de Jour Nº5"
Yesterday we were awarded with vigorous green season action, a preview of the weather we usually experience in September and October. Our rainy season has been dryish around here so far this year, and dangerously dry in many other Central American regions. Farmers and ranchers are facing serious trouble with harvests; and procuring feed for […]Read more "Of Brown Birds and White Clouds"
Way down in the jungle, where dangerous terciopelo* lurk near a river no one has ever seen, a birdie plays hide and seek with me. Where are you? Come around, show your big beak.Oh, there you are, nice! You’re so pretty and colorful, a pleasure to watch. Come a little closer, please! Maybe another time. I’ll be […]Read more "Viñeta con Pajarito"
Visiting with one of the last Syrian silk weavers.Read more "Vignette de Jour Nº 4 – ‘SyrianSilkSurprise’ or ‘The Last of the Silk Weavers’"
otherwise known as Driver’s License Renewal, a chore on top of my to-do list after our recent return to Costa Rica. My license expired three weeks before we came back, so Barry had to do all the driving, as I’m chicken regarding illegal activities in countries, in which I can’t adequately express myself. It’s one […]Read more "Renovación de Licencia"