Monthly Archives: October 2012

CR a land for all seasons


One of my favorite activities is editing pictures with AJ.  He actually does all the editing with MAC’s help and my non verbal comments.

Creating slide shows is my speciality since I haven’t shown AJ how to do it.

These pictures reminded me of Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons and wanted to be displayed with the theme song.

Pura Vida

Fractured Camera


My camera developed a terminal case of fractured screen so that the photographer can not SEE what is in the viewfinder.  It does take pictures.

My photographer, AJ, has developed a special telepathic connection with the camera.  He continues to produce extraordinary photos without seeing the image.

I have created a slideshow with my MAC to illustrate some of the pics in fracture mode for fun.   In Joy.


Sueday Bar-B-Que


Starting the fire.

Ready to burn.

Cook tending the meat.

Les giving Sue hug.

Sharon & Sue enjoying whine (ups wine).

Cheers to Sue!!

Time to eat.

Where’s the beef.

Veggie person transitions to meat – yummy.

Desert man takes earthquake stance.

Mi Casa es Su Casa Sue.

Sue chatting with Curly.

Sue leaves Costa Rica next weekend for the states where  she will reunite with Mike and kids to plan her next adventure.


Power to the circuits


Last night the power went to sleep and forgot to wake up until midday.  What would you do without electricity in your home ?

No TV, no hot food, no internet access, no laundry,…………  I did get to do my water aerobics in the pool and then take a long nap ZZZZ.

Tomorrow we’re throwing Sue a going away pot luck at Massey.  I’ll take pictures.

Pura Vida.

Coco Kids


Another rainy day morning in Coco and I was feeling a little blue wondering what to put in my post today.

In the process of reviewing my iPhoto Library I was drawn to the pics of kids and wondered how to group them.  After some trial and error, I figured out how to create an albumn of kid photos into a slide show.  The end result made me smile and I hope it does the same for you.

Pura Vida.


After the storm & fireflies


Last night entertained a big storm with lightening, wind and rain.  The electricity went out for a while too. And when the lights were out the fireflies filled the sky with magic.  Next time I’ll remember to take pictures.  I haven’t seen fireflies for years in the states and wonder if it is because the street lights cancel out their glow.   If so, I suggest that the street lights be turn off for an hour after dark once a month so kids can see Nature’s magic.

  The morning beach was awash with new creations from Mother Nature.

Can you see the water fall spouting out of the trees?

Here’s a video of the falls… sorry a little shaky.

Above is newly formed tidal pool with a ripple floor.

Mr Stick struts his stuff.

Pura Vida.

Rain, tree down on street, truck stuck, all clear


This is a timely report of Playas del Coco in action.

This morning nature brought a heavy rain storm. 

Captured with my camera in the rain.

My friend Sue alerted me to a tree blocking  the road heading N from Las Palmas.  After watching several cars turn around and a truck attempt to bypass the tree, we decided to take some photos and observe the response.

Tree across road with truck in ditch.

Truck waiting for tow out of ditch.

Roots break through stone wall.  Tree fell toward empty road not occupied condos!!

Sue reported the tree was removed within hours of its falling – on a Sunday morning!!

Pura Vida.

A Dog’s Life


Hugo has agreed to play the part of a Playas del Coco beach dog.


Hugo emerging from his (my) shoe bed.

After the rain morning beach reflection.

Hugo leading the way.

Searching the beach smells.

Found – puppy in the park.

Getting to know new friends doggie style.

Follow the leader.


Dianne reporting from Playas del Coco, Costa Rica.

Photos by AJ.