Thursday, December 10, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!!

Happy Thursday! 

How is everyone, hanging in there I hope.  The vaccine is coming soon, be safe and stay safe. 

 Happy Birthday to my dear hubby!

I am continuing with some of my archived photos from a trip to Costa Rica in 2010.  I am so thankful I have a lot of my old trip photos archived on my external hard drive, they are easy to find. 


1.  I am sharing more images from  Tortuguero, Fortuna, Guanacaste, the Arenal Volcano, the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

 Tortuguero, Caribbean sunrise


 

2. Views of the Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano and wind turbines.

 

3. Various Costa Rica Birds:

 First row on a utility pole at our Tortuguero resort the Collared Aracari Toucan, Black-cheeked woodpeckers on the same pole later, unknown hummingbird possibly a female Lucifer Hummingbird, Great Kiskadee, Anhinga, Blue-Gray Tanager, two Crested Caracara in flight, Snowy Egret and Crimson fronted Parakeet.



 

4. Guanacaste, Pacific Ocean and a Brown Pelican. I love watching the Pelicans, they look so peaceful when they fly by. 

 


 

5. Guanacaste sunset on the Pacific Ocean.

 

 


6.   I am thankful for beach time,  a walk on the beach in the warm sunshine.  Give thanks for a little, you will find a lot.

 Brown Pelican on the rocks, Magnificent Frigatebird, shells and beach, Whimbrel and Black-bellied Plover. 



 

7. Another look at the sunset. 

 


Hubby and I are looking forward to traveling again, maybe a trip in early May.  we are undecided it could be a fly-drive or a road trip.  Part of the fun of traveling for me is researching the place we are visiting. I look for the places to stay, parks, scenic views and drives.  

 

I am thankful we continue to stay safe and healthy. 

I hope everyone is careful, healthy and safe. 

Go outside and breathe deeply.  Enjoy every moment. 




Live simple and be happy!  😊 Keep smiling!

Thank you to Jutta for hosting Nature Thursday

Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
 

Thank you to Yogi the host of   Skywatch Friday
 


Thank you for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!!  😊



105 comments:

  1. Yes, you get a longing to finally be able to travel again without fear.
    Let's hope that the announced vaccine is really safe!
    Thank you for choosing the wonderful photos!
    Don't you like to link them to "Nature Thursday" with me?
    https://kreativ-im-rentnerdasein.blogspot.com/2020/12/der-natur-donnerstag_9.html

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    1. Thank you Jutta!
      I linked up my post to your Nature Thursday.
      Have a great day!

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    2. Its so nice, to see you in my challenge !
      Thanks for linking.
      I hope, i can see you again next Thursday
      ♥Warm regards

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  2. Hello, Eileen and thanks for sharing these exotic views.
    The sunsets are stunning. I am hoping to resume my travelling as well. In Italy today we commemorate the Virgin of Loreto, the patron of aviation.
    I am also thankful for all the good we are having.
    Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Hope you are having a great day!

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  3. Maravilhosas fotos e lugares.Adorei ver ! E que venha a VAVINA! beijos, lindo dia! chica

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  4. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos! I like very much the photos of the sunset. Here we have not seen the sun for a very long time.
    Happy Thursday!
    Stay safe!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Take care, stay safe.
      Have a great day!

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  5. I have been to most of these places so you are bringing back great memories for me,

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  6. Hola Eileen!! Maravillosas imágenes... Feliz fin de semana...

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  7. Gorgeous photos here...just simply stunning.

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  8. ...thanks for warming me up!

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  9. HI Eileen, wonderful shots from your archives, I hope the vaccine will save lives, it is however not a protection against catching the virus only surviving it if you catch it...So I put little hope in the vaccine's controlling the virus still up to people to stop the spread. The word vaccine is misleading, it is not immunization. BUT it could save lives for sure. Hope you have a great day!!

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    1. Thanks Sondra! Yes, we must still take our precautions to protect ourselves and others. The vaccine is supposed to help fight the virus if you are exposed. Take care, have a great day!

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  10. You are lucky to have these pics to look at and relive the good times you had there.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comment!
      I do like reliving our trips. Not quite like being there, lol.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  11. love the first collage, my favorite is the lower right corner. gorgeous. i have never seen the pacific, been to CA but only to Napa Valley when driving truck. Happy Birthday to hubby and I do hope by May you will be able to travel...

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  12. i have been wanting to visit the beach each day for the last week. if i don't get there, these pictures certainly helped fill my desire!!

    i enjoyed seeing the pelican and the image of the hummingbird is awesome!! the sunset is gorgeous...i can't wait for a day trip or weekend get-a-way, soon i know!! stay safe, well and happy!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I hope you can get to the beach soon.
      A getaway or day trip is something to look forward to, fun times.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  13. Such a beautiful collection of photos! Happy birthday to your hubby!

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    1. Thank you Martha! I hope you have a happy day!

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  14. The pelican is my favorite bird (we used to sail) so thanks for including it. You must have had a fantastic time in Costa Rica. So many pictures and a good thing you set them up for easy access. My pictures from a long life are in a box. Soon to be gone through by me. Have a wonderful day, I'm so glad I stared to follow your blog. I've been here before, years ago. I will check if I'm already a follower, if not I will become one.

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    1. Thank you Inger! I appreciate your visit and for following my blog.
      I enjoy looking back at old photos, happy times and memories.
      Enjoy your day!

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  15. It said I'm already following this blog. Well, I didn't do a very good job of that, but I will from now on.

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  16. Happy Birthday to your sweet hubby! Mine has a birthday in a few days too. Love taking this trip with you this morning. One of my favorite parts or a trip is looking at the photos at the end of the day...or end of the trip! Holiday hugs to you both, Diane

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  17. Hello Eileen,
    Happy birthday to your husband! 🎂
    When I look at your pictures I miss the summer very much!
    ❊ ** Have a Nice Day! ** ❊

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    1. Thank you Ella!
      I love summer, my favorite time of the year!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  18. Happy birthday to your husband.

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  19. Beautiful photos and memories.
    Have a wonderful day!

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  20. Those brilliant sky colours, truly awesome. Vaccine or not, I will give it a miss if the comment from UK are to be believed, anyone with reactions to drugs or allergies should avoid it for now. Travel, the fun of planning and seeing what the places have to offer is a great way to look ahead, and have a dream when travel will eventually be safe or even possible.

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  21. Beautiful photos to enhance your memories of this great trip. Happy Day to you!

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  22. So lovely that you're sharing these memorable places with us. Those beach scenes, and Costa Rican birds, and of course water and sunsets...they're just lovely!

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    1. Thank you for the comment Barbara!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  23. Wonderful shots. Happy Birthday to your husband.

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    1. Thank you William!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  24. Happy Birthday to your husband ~ and gorgeous photos ^_^

    Live each moment well,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  25. I found the volcano quite striking. The skies are quite something too, in the photos, gorgeous shades of blue. Love the birds, especially the pelican.

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  26. amazing nature photography Eileen - just gorgeous

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  27. I love all your nature photographies. Happ Bday for your husband

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  28. Preciosas imágenes de tu reportaje...ya mismo podremos viajar de nuevo.

    Mis Felicitaciones por el cumpleaños.

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      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  29. Happy, happy birthday to your hubby (and I believe I failed to mention your son's birthday...sorry.) Hope they both had great days!

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  30. Thank you for sharing your Costa Rica photos. We were there 2 years ago. We visited Arenal and mostly stayed on the west coast in Tamarindo. We took lots of nature tours and saw plenty of wonderful birds and other critters. I love the planning of trips too. I can't wait until we can travel again.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      I can't wait to travel again.
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  31. Happy Birthday to your husband.

    The photographs you've shared are amazing, especially the sunsets.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  32. Eileen, it looks like one of those "once in a lifetime" trips. Wonderful memories and beautiful photos!

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Yes, it was a great trip! I would love to go back again.
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  33. Wonderful to see all your photos. That is some volcano.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  34. Happy Birthday greetings.
    Awesome post and pics.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  35. Archives indeed come in handy. Those skies though are timeless.
    I have this feeling that travel is going to explode when people start thinking that things are getting safe again.

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    1. Thank you Alan!
      I agree, there will be a travel explosion. People are antsy.
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  37. Eileen - fabulous photos, especially the birds!

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  38. A belated Happy Birthday from here!
    And awwww... beautiful pics! Never been there, but Jamaica and Cuba, it looked just like this, thank you for the memories!

    See? You understand, our politicians do not!
    "Go outside and breathe deeply. Enjoy every moment."

    We need fresh air and joy to stay healthy! Here they speak of "hard lockdown" as if Corona was brand new, they learned not a thing.
    2C, I wait with going outside a bit ;-)
    (Also still pitch-dark)

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    1. Thank you Iris!
      It is nice to spend time in nature during these lockdowns.
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  39. What beautiful views and birds. So lovely to see sunny photos on a dull cloudy day. Happy birthday to your husband

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    1. Thank you Juliet!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  40. Happy birthday to your husband. Wonderful photos of the coast and birds. I love the pelican.

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    1. Thank you Caroline!
      I wish you a happy weekend!

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  41. Hello Eileen,
    Wonderful to see all these nice pictures.
    Very nice with the colors of the skies. That Brown Pelican is so amazing. Great to see on this picture. Well done!!

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco!
      I always enjoy seeing the pelicans.
      Have a great weekend!

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  42. You have some very beauitful photos. I really enjoy the sunsets and the pelicans. Very nice!! Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

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    1. Hello,
      I love the pelicans too. Thanks for the visit and comment.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  43. I will be there in a few weeks. It will feel like going home. Dominical is my favorite area. Down by Panama. I'm praying for safe travels...

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    1. Hello,
      I wish I was going back in a few weeks, sounds like a great trip.
      Thanks for the comment, enjoy your weekend!

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  44. Happy Birthday to your Hubs..Lovely pictures..Thanks for sharing..Enjoy your weekend..

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  45. Wow what fabulous pictures, thanks for sharing them. It is like taking a vacation only from your home.

    Hugs Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane!
      They were happy memories.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  46. Happy Birthday to your dear hubby!
    Beautiful views.... the last photo from top is love the most...

    Have a wonderful day

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    1. Thank you Tanza!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy week!

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  47. Beautiful captures all! Best birthday wishes to your husband.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy week!

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  48. We would love this trip! We’ve seen a teeny tiny part of Costa Rica on a cruise stop and it has been high on my wish list . Maybe someday. Like you we are in hopes. Thanks for sharing the beauty .

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    1. Thank you Sallie!
      Take care, have a great day and a happy week!

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  49. Beautiful photos Eileen. I would love to go to Costa Rica one day. I almost made it there decades ago, lol. Sometimes I can be slow. Enjoy your weekend. xx

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    1. Thank you Penny!
      Costa Rica is a great place to visit.
      Take care, have a great day and a happy week!

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  50. Your photographs are beautiful. I miss travel so much and I bet you do, too. Thanks for linking up and stay well.

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    1. Thank you Michelle!
      Yes, we do miss traveling.
      Take care, have a great day and a happy week!

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