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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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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 yesterday 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 7 days ago at A New Life In Costa Rica
Thanks Linda! The drive with all the white powder covering everything reminded me of a scene from a Disney movie.
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Leaving the pavement behind. The road to Monteverde has been under repair since we moved here. Ten years ago it was the first road trip we took when we bought our car. It was almost the last road trip we ever took. The road was horrible. It still isn't great... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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There's nothing like starting the day with a toucan treatment! This morning the dogs and I headed out on our morning walk. I looked up and saw a toucan flying our way. In no time we were surrounded. Three toucans serenaded us for a bit and let me take photos.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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There's a new ice cream shop in town! The other day Bill and I stopped in Nueva Vida Cafeteria Y Heladería to see what they had to offer. We chose baguettes, ham and cheese and tuna. Uh, not what was expected. Tasted fine but... we're giving them a pass as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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If you live in the country you're aware this is the time of year much of Costa Rica goes up in smoke. These shots are were taken from our front yard. It was a two day, controlled burn by the land owner. This is only one of many. On the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Hubby and I were both able to see a new bird in the neighborhood recently. It's a first for us, a scarlet tanager. This is a juvenile as it is still going through a color change. Bill spotted something red in the forest the other morning. In the evening I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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The sloth situation is constantly evolving. Wild sloth come and go through the neighborhood. It's a regular thing. My heart isn't crushed anymore if I don't see one for a few days. Or even weeks. They come back. No telling where they'll be so I keep my eyes open. When... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
They seem seasonal around our yard Collie. Hadn't seen them in awhile. Now they're around daily.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2016 on Beautiful blue bandit at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Thanks Paul, I'm glad you like the photos. After ten years I'm still amazed each and every day with the life that surrounds me.
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Masked tityra, (Tityra semifasciata) a medium sized bird that frequents the yard. Honestly, we hear it more than we see it. The masked tityra has a distinct kind of song, like a quack. Yes, similar to a duck quack. They are a skittish bird. Hard to photograph. I happened to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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The other morning a pair of emerald toucanets were making a fuss and caught my attention. I thought I had captured them feeding their young. It turns out they were feeding themselves. Guarumo trees have a symbiotic relationship with ants. I believe they were raiding the ant nest in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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The beautiful blue bird isn't really a bandit, it just looks like one. It is a red footed honey creeper. We've spotted this gorgeous bird creeping around the yard lately with it's mate. Male and female red footed honey creeper at the fruit basket with a blue gray tanager. Turns... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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People around the world are celebrating this weekend. Me, I'm celebrating... Saturday! It's a happy day. With sights like these on my morning walk how can it not be? Emerald toucanet Pair of rufous tailed humming birds Montezuma's oropendola National flower, La Guaria Morada Saltator Pileated woodpecker Curcuma, turmeric in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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How about some baby sloth videos? Here are a couple I recently got of baby sloth learning to live life without mama sloth. The little sloth ate and slept all day in this tree. I watched the little critter from my desk. When it got really active I'd go out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Saw something different on my morning walk today. It appears to be a yellow-headed caracara (milvago chimachima). We've seen a raptor flying around lately, wonder if it's been this one. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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A sample of the birds we've had around the property this week. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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The other day I got to spend time with an emerald toucanet, aulacorhynchus prasinus. Such a beautiful bird! Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Baby sloth number two has been making it's way around the forest lately! Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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It's not every day I get shots like these of the keel billed (rainbow billed) toucan! Yesterday while editing photos in my office, this guy flew up and landed outside the window. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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The best remedy for anything that ails you is sun, sand & sea! Hubby and I escaped the wind and cool weather over the weekend by heading to the beach. It started off as a day trip but we threw an overnight bag in the car, just in case. Turned... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at A New Life In Costa Rica
Thanks for writing Terra. The photo with the seating area is our hotel, The Secret Garden. The outdoor area was a great, relaxing space.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2016 on Two days in Tulum at A New Life In Costa Rica
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