Costa Rica

Every thing has a beginning – be it the planet, a country, a journey.  Even things that began long ago sometimes leave clues to their existence.  So the modern nation of Costa Rica has a Pre-Columbian past, an existence which predates the arrival of Europeans.

The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum in San Jose, Costa Rica, gives us clues into the rich culture which existed in the Americas long before Europeans arrived.  It was a culture rich in tradition, art and craftsmanship.  The still existing gold work is a great example of the talent and knowledge of these ancient peoples.  It was the beginning of my visit to the country as well.

I want to share a few photos of the riches and beauty I saw in Costa Rica.  Including a richness in wildlife.

Note the clever high-wire act – you may even be able to see this mom is carrying her child while moving along the power lines.

Costa Rica is known for its tourists as well.

It is not just the tourists who are colorful – it is in the country’s culture.

The hummingbirds add to the country’s wealth of color.

The country is blessed with two coasts and beautiful beaches.

Gorgeous sunsets are part of those riches God has bestowed upon this part of His world.

And there are dense rain and cloud forests which were my initial attraction to the country.  

 

With some, the beauty of nature is only in the eye of the beholder.

Some (touristas!) come to the country to recreate wherever they can.

Some find themselves in the strangest of sights.

And sometimes we are fortunate enough to capture magnificence in the tiniest of creatures.

We are sometimes also awed by the gracefulness of creatures who at times seem so awkward.

Some look for a little more thrill in nature than others.

And others are thrilled by the simplest of things.

You can find my collection of Costa Rican photographs at Costa Rica Collection.   There are links to various albums of photos from our journey.  I have as of today not finished editing all of my photos, so there will be some more to add in the near future.

See also my blog Costa Rican Animal MomsAnother Look at Costa Rica and Costa Rica Cuatro.

You can find links to all my photo-blogs at My PhotoBlogs.