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Jennifer
San Ramon de Alajuela, Costa Rica
Living our lives our way one day at a time.
Interests: family, natural remedies, finding and maintaining balance in all areas
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A flock of white fronted parrots has been coming around the house lately. These birds love to chatter. It's been rather loud in the early mornings with the young birds calling out to the adults who are teaching them stretch their wings. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Volcan Turrialba is spewing ash all over the central valley again. The only thing we noticed at our house was rainbow clouds the other morning. I'm thinking the ash in the air caused the effect as I haven't see it before. My brother and I were in the city during... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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15 de Septiembre, Dia de Independecia in Costa Rica. The country was a sea of red, white and blue. We hadn't been to an Independence Day parade in a few years so we took my brother to share in the experience this year. He fit right in with his red... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
They are so fun to watch! Im happy to bring a little Costa Rica to you in Florida Paul. ;)
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2016 on Farming friends at A New Life In Costa Rica
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The myth has been proven a fact! Agouti aka guatusa do plant seeds wherever they go. I caught one in action yesterday. This morning there were two gardeners! Hard to see the second in the shrubs. This guy saw our dog and made a mad dash into the brush. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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One of my favorite things is chasing butterflies. We've planted plenty of flowers around the yard to attract them. It's not always easy getting photos but I enjoy my time outside trying. A simple pleasure that brings much joy. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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This year has been an interesting one to say the least. The reason I haven't kept up with the blog is due to health reasons. It's taken months, eight to be honest for us to finally find the problem and begin to deal with it. What we thought was out... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
Little by little I'm getting back to the blog. Catching up on comments this morning. If you've left one and I haven't responded you might want to write again. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
Our first lemon tree is over loaded this year. Looking forward to harvesting next month. We found planting here to be hit and miss. We always buy at least two of everything and plant in different areas on the property. One usually makes it. We have a second lemon tree started from seed that is doing well but hasn't produced fruit yet.
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We ALWAYS have fun at the beach!
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2016 on Tarcoles Crocodiles at A New Life In Costa Rica
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The rainy season varies around the country. Where we are, tail end of the central valley it runs from May thru November with the heaviest rains typically in October. That being said, this year August went out pounding us hard! We'll have to see what September brings.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2016 on Rainy season 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Glad you found our page Debi. :) I've had some medical issues this year. Things got to the point where keeping up with the blog was just too much. I'm on the upside now & looking forward to sharing again.
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It's been quite awhile since my last post. For now, I'll start the way my mornings begin ... listening to the sounds of sunrise. And looking on in awe at the nature that surrounds me. And now... that first, most difficult post is done. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Rainy season 2016 is well underway. Many are already complaining about the amount of rain. It's just getting started! Me... I love it! The rainy season is my favorite time of year for many reason. The top reason, stunning sunrises to start my day. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Their calls can be heard all around the yard. You'd think catching a glimpse would be easy. Not so with the skittish masked tityra. A mating pair has been spotted around the house for awhile now but it's been hard to get good shots. The other day they seemed to... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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We had family in town the past couple of weeks so I've been monkeying around and posts have been uh... non-existent. Hope these Capuchin photos make up for it. If you want to enjoy the beach and see monkeys while staying at our house, you go to Playa Doña Ana.... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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It had been a long, long time since we took both dogs to play in surf. Last week we decided it was time and took a drive down to Caldera for the pups to play. Mara knew exactly where we were and couldn't wait to get out of the car.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Hubby and I were sitting in the office chatting when we looked up to discover we were being watched. It's becoming more common to look up and find parrots peeping in the windows. The pair played around on the rain gutters for about twenty minutes before venturing off to explore... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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The sloth continue to fascinate us. There are no guarantees a sloth will be in the forest but in the past couple of weeks they've been around quite a bit. Bill looks forward to me returning from morning walks to inform him of the sloth status. We've had one, two... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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It was perfect timing for a photo shoot with this little rufous tailed humming bird. He fluffed and puffed for me. Then got bored and went to sleep. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Made a quick run to the beach this morning. It's been years since Tutty, our black dog has been. He had a blast! Both dogs are out cold now. We wore them out! Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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The coffee fields surrounding our home burst into bloom this morning. An intoxicating aroma is wafting through the air. In every direction we look there are coffee plants in flower. So pretty. I've always said the big bloom each year looks like a light dusting of snow from a distance.... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Look who popped up outside the window for a quick visit! A red footed honey creeper. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Meet Lola and Paco a pair of lapas we met at Extremo Parque while waiting for Callista to bungee jump. The beautiful pair kept us entertained for over an hour while we waited. Stunning! We watched the pair escort one of the tourist vans up the driveway. Cool! I doubt... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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This year Callista decided to do something big for her 20th birthday, bungee jumping! She checked out different places around the country and decided on Extremo Park in Monteverde booked through Desafio Adventure Company. Sunday we drove up to Monteverde so Callista could take her leap. One last crazy thing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica