Arenal, the home of a volcano that last erupted 60 years ago! Sadly for us, there was a lot of cloud and we didn’t manage to fully see the volcano, but we did hike up to see the cloud surrounding it a little clearer!!
However, I was very excited on the way up as we saw the bird I most wanted to see….the Keel Billed Toucan……….
Now-in Europe we don’t see hummingbirds, so there was great excitement a brewing for me as I knew there would be lots……Here’s my first ever photo of a hummingbird….IN REAL LIFE!!
On our recent holiday to Costa Rica, I was amazed at the vivid brightness of the flowers that were everywhere! But first, where did we see them? Here’s a map of Costa Rica and a cunningly placed arrow showing where I took the photos of these particular flowers! Tortuguero-which is on the Caribbean side of the country-is very hot and surprisingly wet for the dry season! I think they should rename their seasons ‘The Wet Season’ and ‘The Even Wetter Season”!
So we were given a plant by our elderly neighbour when we were moving away from the area. She said it didn’t need much care (luckily!) and would last forever. That was quite a few years ago and it has only been a leafy sort of plant….until……..we moved it upstairs and it produced the most amazing flowers….