We've had TWO DAYS in a row of mild weather! There are only a few stubborn piles of dirty snow left in parking lots and along the streets. Today I made use of the day to take my camera to the Arboretum. There were only a few tiny flowers popping up, but I enjoyed feeling, hearing, seeing and smelling spring! Here's some of my photos: These yellow ones are always the first ones I see each spring. I'm not sure what they are, but they are a cheery pop of color, and very welcome indeed!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
I officially catalogued all the birds that I saw in Costa Rica, and I officially saw 17 new birds that I had never seen before, including 5 new varieties of hummingbirds. Thanks to my friend Judy, who loaned me her Costa Rica bird book. Here's my official list:
I think this is a Crested Guan
Friday, March 21, 2014
My husband and I recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica. It was quite an adventure. We logged over 800 km in a little manual transmission rental car, driving over mountain roads with a GPS that sometimes took us on detours just for fun. We experienced beautiful scenes, friendly people and once-in-a-lifetime events. Here are some photos from our trip: