|The church’s attendant encouraged us to reach high above a window to capture this beautiful scene in the yard at Iglesia de Catholica Zarcero.|
“Sightings from the Veranda in Costa Rica”
|We smelled smoke to discover this fire not far from us as shown from the veranda.|
It’s Thursday morning in Atenas Costa Rica. The sun is shining but based on the cloud perimeter surrounding the mountains, it won’t be for long. The birds are singing in their usual manner, a cacophony of varying sounds from a high-pitched chirp to a low roar.
|Tom always checks out every nook and cranny to ensure we don’t miss a thing.|
|What appears to be smoke to the right in the photo is actually clouds. It rained the entire time we visited Iglesia Catolica de Zarcero and the topiary garden.|
One of many cows (or bulls) moos loudly throughout the day she/he is doing so with gusto this morning. Now that the day has dawned only an occasional rooster’s crow permeates the air. Only a few hours ago, their sounds dominated the plethora of sounds.
|We’ve seen many churches in our travels but we’re always intrigued with yet another as was the case in seeing Iglesia Catolica de Zarcero in Zarcero, Costa Rica.|
|Beautiful fresco in the church’s ceiling.|
|Although it was raining with a heavy cloud cover, the light reflected in this shot.|
|Oh, my. These low carb almond flour, coconut flour and ground flaxseed pastries stuffed with a creamy cheesy chicken and bacon filling were “to die for!” See me for the recipe.|
|Churches in various countries offer their own unique design commensurate with the local culture.|
|Few of the pillars and design consisted of solid wood but the design was rich and appealing.|
|We can easily imagine the workers, decades ago, giving this structure their attention to detail and love.|
|A side chapel/altar within the walls of the church.
Since we’ll be gone in the early morning, tomorrow’s post will be available approximately eight hours later than usual unless I get ambitious tonight and prepare it in order to post it before we take off. We shall see.
More fresh flowers at the base of this crucifix.
On a rare occasion, my desire for a leisurely day supersedes my determination to have each day’s post become available at a predictable time. It’s never a case of becoming tired of doing it. That hasn’t happened. Nor will it ever happen based on what I can ascertain thus far. There’s still so much to share going forward.
|Representation of Jesus after His death.|
|In Bali, the main pipe for the water heater broke on the roof pouring water into the house. None of our belongings were damaged although the owner’s digital equipment was destroyed including a flat screen TV. For more details, please click here.|