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Costa Rica’s Stunning, Natural Beauty

While staying in Londres, Costa Rica I had the pleasure of living in the Costa Rican countryside. The nature was wonderful and amazing. So many colors, smells, and textures, not to mention life literally everywhere.

I truly felt like nature was in control there and I was just a guest. If left to its own, nature would quickly erase all signs of human activity there (and everywhere, actually). But it just felt so much more up close and personal there.

Plants

My pictures can’t do the foliage justice here, but I tried. I’m sure I only saw a snapshot of what’s available, but it’s truly beautiful here. And no picture can demonstrate how great the Night Blooming Jasmine was to smell each night!

Beautiful Plants In Costa Rica

Beautiful Plants

Beautiful Plants In Costa Rica

Beautiful Plants

Beautiful Plants In Costa Rica

Beautiful Plants

Beautiful Plants In Costa Rica

Beautiful Plants

Beautiful Plants In Costa Rica

Beautiful Plants

Beautiful Plants In Costa Rica

Beautiful Plants

Beautiful Plants In Costa Rica

Beautiful Plants

Dead Leaf

Dead Leaf

Bamboo In Costa Rica

Bamboo

Bamboo In Costa Rica

Bamboo

Noni Fruit

Noni Fruit

Animals

Upon arrival in Londres (Spanish for London), naturally one needs to cross London Bridge! Here is a monstrous spider on the bridge. It’s not dangerous and its web is, pound for pound, stronger than titanium!

Spider On London Bridge

Spider On London Bridge

Mosquitoes are everywhere. I was an ample source of food for them and I suffered as a result! But soon rainy season will end and they won’t be as abundant. Still, you can see a mosquito on the dog’s right eye here.

Mosquitoes Everywhere

Mosquitoes Everywhere

There are lots of butterflies. Sadly, they move so fast it’s hard to get a picture of them. But here’s one I got, luckily.

Butterfly On A Flower

Butterfly On A Flower

Here’s a termite mound. I have seen them in Africa, but always built up from the ground. These guys build their mounds up in trees!

Termite Mound In A Tree

Termite Mound In A Tree

Speaking of insects, here’s a video I shot of an ant transporting a leaf over blades of grass!

And here is a video of a hummingbird. I saw a couple of them, but they move so fast it’s nearly impossible to get them on film!

And, of course, there was last week’s Photo Friday of a gecko peeping tom.

The Creek

There was a creek nearby where I got some nice pictures.

Dragon Fly

Dragon Fly

Dragon Fly

Dragon Fly

Dragon Fly

Dragon Fly

The Creek

The Creek

The Creek

The Creek

Me At The Creek

Me At The Creek

Me At The Creek

Me At The Creek

Weather

The weather was very pleasant for me. The temperature was great and the humidity didn’t bother me.

Great Weather

Great Weather

It’s rainy season though, which puts a damper on things. The rain was terrible at times, as you can see in the video below.

Conclusion

As I said in my post about volunteering here in Londres, this may be paradise but it’s not my paradise. Still, it was a wonderful, awe-inspiring week! Pura Vida!

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