Envision contemplating volcanoes, Oz green hillsides, cerulean lakes, cloud forests, rivers flowing into the ocean, beaches rocked by earthquakes, waterfalls waiting for rainy season, walls of fish, dolphins dancing on the waves, turtles drifting lazily by the boat, and tons of birds including the illusive quetzal.
|Same Quetzal as Turquoise.|
|Quetzal as green.|
|Montezuma beach/Pacific & Postman Moth|
Ticos, the term Costa Ricans call themselves, are an open and welcoming people. We lunched with a young couple we met on the ferry across Nicoya Bay. We were schooled in the eco philosophy of the country by a guide on a mission to change views to help the the environment. Another guide knew exactly where and why the quetzal could be found. Ate in a soda-a local eatery-where we found the ultimate fruit smoothies for breakfasts while people watching Ticos and tourists in Montezuma.
|Volcano Arenal - Dawn - Pastel Plein Air, Costa Rica.|
Came home to find the Adirondacks was finally shedding the most mean winter endured in a long time. Chickadees have forgivingly returned to the feeder that went empty after our departure. Crocus and snowdrops obligingly whisper the promise of spring. The lakes are "out" and deep blue. It is good to be home.
Now back to the studio and Face to Face the exhibit, about 2/3s of the portraits have been printed, and awaiting pick up. I have posted hours on my website for when I will be in the studio, barring weather too good not to paint. Hint: Rainy days are good to call and stop in.
Time to get back to work. Happy Spring!