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shari macdonald
La Florida, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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This photo was probably the funniest thing about the week after my dad died last year. Not sure who was drunker, Santa or Bernadine... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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In celebration of Toefungusbutcan's birthday and our friend's visit from the States, we finally went ocean fishing... I got seasick, my friend caught a catch and release Sailfish and we got 4 Mahi Mahi total. It was an awesome day! One of the four MacMahi MacMahi's The Death Chamber or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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Toefungusbutcan celebrated his 10th birthday with three friends on a survival night in our backyard. They had to "hunt" for their food, cook it on a fire they started and set up camp in the rain and impending darkness. All was good until the next morning when the heavy rain... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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I have a few family members who love me dearly, but swear to never live wherever I live. Why? Because I smell? uh, sometimes... because I'm meaner than I think? um, probably true for at least 5 days out of the month... or maybe because I've been through 3 major... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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The newly completed outdoor office... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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It's a good idea to wash out a rope burn from a dog leash... it's an even better idea to take some antibiotics before the infection spreads and you physically can't drive down the mountain and 40 minutes into town to get any. As I laid in bed unable to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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Summer Radio Silence might have been partly induced by a trip to England and France and partly because I really had nothing to say, but aparrently Churchill did. In London, we took a little tourist trip to the Churchill War Rooms. I think it pretty much sums up mans existence.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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She's our 7 month old Malinois Shepherd though with those big ears she looks more like a fox sniffing around our yard. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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wasp nest or shrunken head of Abraham Lincoln? photo by Sean Cliver Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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Check out how the eyes are even camoflouged. What a freind of mine once said about the scorpions looks like it holds true for this tree frog... "it looks insincere". Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
I have not abandoned my "post". I have been stumbling through life these past weeks with no internet connection, an infected foot, a 7.6 earthquake, school starting, pura vida work ethics, headlice, 10 year old birthday party and a good friend visiting to help get things back on the upswing.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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Sorry for more monkey photos, but how can I not post these photos that Sean just took? You can even see the downy fur of the baby monkey... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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Our friend and his "environmentally friendly" oxen have been taking out fallen trees from our forest to make new fence posts, even pulling 20 fence posts 6 km up and down hills to our house. The black bull is one mean motherf@#**r... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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Sean's morning monkey sitting by our lawn. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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Tillman is the 11 year old dog of my son's teacher. Tillman hands down stole "Best Costume" with his rockin' Lee jeans and John Deer trucker hat, but it was his 'trick' that had the whole dog show crowd in hysterics... See, it hurts old man Tillman's hips for him... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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Imagine a legion of these little thorn topped critters coming at you... arghh! Why did I say that?! Please DON'T imagine these guys at all!! If you do, you may never come down here to visit us... so don't let the snake, insect or monkey photos scare you... come on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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Tierra Nativas Kennel Club held it's first annual charity dog show and it was a blast for both dogs and handlers! There was a lot of competition with so many great looking dogs showing up that day. ToefungusButcan was Rackety's handler for the day as Sean was taking photos and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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so luckily I haven't seen that many down here and only had to kill one. Here's the list so far... Coral snake... "Red and black, friend of Jack. Red and yellow, kill a fellow." Trust me, good little song to know. Green Racer snake... Green Vine snake... Littlest snake... Boa...... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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After finding human school excitingly challenging, but somewhat uncivilized, young ToefungusButcan is finding his place among the well trained Belgian Malinois and Dutch Shepherds at the Nosara Dog School. Here ToefungusButcan is learning agility, aggression, obedience and tactical combat... truly unleashing his 9 year old boy for all it's worth.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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It was a proud day for Sean and I when the school pictures came home and we found out that our son had the courage to follow through with his parents wishes... you know, actually do what we told him to do. In this case, it was to make his... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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You might think your nextdoor neighbor is a Neandrethal, and judging by his grunting sounds and the hair on the back of his hands, he might actually be, but ours... they have every excuse to be hairy, loud and fussy. Meet the Howlers... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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Flowers found at Carolina Lodge... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at toefungusbutcan
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Up by the Nicaraguan border sits the tropical hideaway of Carolina Lodge. It's kinda like Tropical Little House on the Prairie, since it's rustic, yet comfortable, design uses no electricity and all of the food is made by hand... catch a few fish in the river or lagoon and the... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2012 at toefungusbutcan