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Butterflies!

When we visited Manuel Antonio Park, we saw Blue Morpho butterflies for the first time. The back of their wings is a brilliant, luminescent blue that lights up like neon signs in the sun. They must be the Las Vegas of butterflies. Of course, it was impossible to capture in a photo while they were moving.

In San Jose, however, our lovely AirBnB host, Annabelle, took us to visit the La Paz Gardens and Waterfalls which has a butterfly garden. The Blue Morphos in captivity did not have quite the same brilliance, but they were lovely none the less. Also, in the garden, we were able to see the incredible markings on the underside of wings.BlueMorpho

Amazingly, we also saw one emerge from his cacoon.LaPazGardens_5717 LaPazGardens_5719

How do you like my hat?

Ack! Where are my minions?!
Ack! Where are my minions?!

 

 

Do Hummingbirds Hum Because They Forgot the Words?

There was a large, very iridescent blue hummingbird that I’d never seen before. I tried to catch a good photo but she was shy and way too quick. I even tried explaining that the light was better on the other side of the tree. What do you expect. They have bird brains.

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