Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blogging interruption: Costa Rica

No regular art in this post.

We've been battling a lot of rain, too many hours in the car, and some lack of internet. And I personally have been battling two of my nemeses: spiders, and the impenetrable birds'-nest-Jewfro I get when it's humid.

In a zoo, not in the wild, these two. Nevertheless, it's one of the "good" zoos (or I would refuse to go). It's La Garita, and parrots and macaws are used for breeding and reintroduction programs.

Also at La Garita: a little turtle acrobatics.

Don't know what kind of plant this was, but it looked pretty freaky.

I love these guys, coatis (pizotes). They're the size of a raccoon, walk like a cat, have a mobile anteater nose, and big claws. One (who unfortunately had obviously been fed by humans, judging by his behavior) came up and nuzzled my hand. It felt just like a very wet and cold little dog nose.

The Husband (right) making sugarcane juice on an 1891 machine.

More art on my website:


SamArtDog said...

Los loros son muy hermosos! And are you sure that's a plant???
Sorry about the rain. England and Oregon are flooding, if that makes you feel any better.
Todos son muy screwy...
(Pardon mi espanol.)

Janelle Goodwin said...

These are wonderful photos, Jala. Hope you're having a great time in Costa Rica! My brother went there a few years ago and it sounds like an amazing place!

SamArtDog said...

Los loros son muy hermosas.
Are sure that's a plant???
England and Oregon are flooding, it that makes you feel any better. Todos son muy screwy.

SamArtDog said...

That might be the second one I sent; pick your fave.
How do you say "spiders" in Hungarian?