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164. brays bayou

a small body of water

is enough to remind you

just how alive and connected we are

to everything else

158. la neblina

up in the mountains at volcán irazú

tiny wildflowers and a soft carpet of grass become the edges of the road

a fence made of branches

gives monumental scale to the ancient tree

a silent, standing, patient witness to the curtains of mist

showering the earth below

157. canicas

a playful metaphor of the universe

an explosion set in motion

by a child’s flick of the wrist

each marble a planet, a star, a galaxy

in orbit with the baby blue chalk rings

upon the gray concrete space

the glass spheres collide with each other

particles crashing

sent forth in every direction

beautiful, random, spontaneous chaos

contrasting with the ordered, predesigned framework

appreciate life

by seeing and feeling opposite forces at play with each other

without chaos, could we understand order?

156. needle rays

capturing the light of dawn

the cactus mimics the rays of the rising sun

an explosion of energy

reaching out in every direction

space becomes filled with light

scale up or down

inside or out

smallest of small

to biggest of big

life repeats itself

through time and space

familiar patterns emerge

over and again

subtle evidence

the same oneness of it all

that we are so blessed to be part of


155. the rockies


round orb

still spinning

hurling through space

taking us along for the ride


energy manifested

still shining

above our horizon it comes

every morning

a calling

an inspiration

to get us up

out of our slumber

to shake our bones

flex our minds

to open our eyes

and do justice

to the beauty of a brilliant new day

154. lan su chinese garden

dark clouds celebrate, showering the earth with rain

a silent bud promises the coming blossoming

endless shades of gray

nothing is black or white

absolutes are imaginary

all is relative to its surrounding

joy in everything

death and tragedy, rain in the soil

nurturing the dormant seed

that awaits to be kindled with life

153. san francisco national cemetery


a metaphor of our own

as the fleeting butterfly beats its own wings

so does the heaving chest expand and contract

moving the same air

in and out

sending it forth

all the triumphs, all the failures

in, out

let them all be sources of wonder

every thought

every feeling

every moment

let it be



152. golfo de nicoya

out at sea

thoughts process in different patterns

not the familiar, solid earth underneath your feet

deep waters meet the skies above

the horizon stretches out

beckoning your gaze beyond what the eye can hold when on land

you see far, yet you walk little

the contradicting situation grants you a moment

to sit still and contemplate the vastness

to remind oneself of the smallness of you

of the limitlessness of life

and the fact that you are part of it

thus, in fact, you are not small

you are endless

151. poró gigante

a wild pigeon contemplates the horizon at the top of a giant poró

this enormous, graceful tree paints the costa rican landscape with its vibrant colors

each bright brushstroke is a petal from a curvaceous flower that the tree so elegantly displays

nature gives us this beautiful masterpiece in a bright sunny day

a silent reminder of the miracle and endless wonder of life

i am grateful for sharing space with this creation


150. escuela metálica

a memorable landmark in the heart of costa rica’s capital, the escuela buenaventura corrales is one of the few remaining jewels standing in the small city of san josé

designed and prefabricated in belgium, it was then shipped to limón, costa rica’s caribbean port, in 1892.

it has been restored and is boasting the splendor it once held over a century ago.

it is one of the lone bastions in the center of san josé that wants to kindle the hopes of many that dream that this city will one day be a safe, clean and beautiful cultural threshold to the boundless natural treasures that this small country is privileged to contain.