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Venice Rookery. Life stories.

Venice Rookery. Life stories.

As Costa Rica has wisely shut the country to foreigners because of Covid, we have decided to revisit some of our old favorite spots close to home. 

Anhingas and Common Gallinules seem to have nothing is common until we take a closer look. 

Anhingas, sometimes known as snake birds because of their habit of swimming with just their very long necks and heads sticking out of the water, are large water birds that spear fish with their long, sharp beaks. They accomplish this feat by diving extremely fast into the water after their unsuspecting prey. In order to facilitate this...


Green Hermit Hummingbird Acrobatics

Green Hermit Hummingbird Acrobatics

Green Hermit hummingbirds have an elongated body and long beak which makes them uniquely able to be flexible in their approach to flowers and flight in general. 

 


Decorating Ideas. A room with a focus on purple and green

Decorating Ideas. A room with a focus on purple and green

 

I purchased a photo from you at last year's spring show at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. I hope you enjoy seeing it!  It is hanging above my fireplace (electric) in my living room, the most prominent spot in the room.  I love it and have received many compliments on it.

A bit of background, my designer and I chose this mat and frame combination to blend into the wall and allow the art to stand out in contrast.  I love purple and green and decorated the room with these colors.  

Hope...


Volcanic Jewels

Volcanic Jewels

Three subspecies of the tiny Volcano Hummingbird inhabit the highest elevations in Costa Rica. They are thought to no longer interbreed although they might still be able to. The females are nearly identical, while the males display different color gorgets.

Decorating Ideas - happiness at work

Decorating Ideas - happiness at work

New home for a Purple-throated Mountaingem.