Dallas, Texas, the largest city in the United States without a navigable waterway to the ocean has a strong connection to Costa Rica Nature Conservatory. Costa Rica has long been attached to the developers and entrepreneurs of Texas. The Ticos as they are called by their own selves in Costa Rica owe their banks, railroads, plantations of all types and an ever growing population of gringo property owners from Texas to the Lone Star state that quietly remains friendly to them in spite of their often tragic way of treating us.
Beyond any judgments of whether we should harbor this amity we continue to foster a brotherhood across the gap of water that separates us from the quickest route although we could eventually alight on their precious beaches by hiking ten thousand miles of coastline from the Gulf of Mexico starting in Houston which by the way connects with the Trinity River here in Dallas which could theoretically transport at least a small boat all the way their.
Following are some choice pictures from our continuing education of the worlds jewels which are both natural to us and unnatural until we are accustomed to them.
Costa Rica Nature has often been photographed but until now very little has been offered to retailers. We are excited to see a new initiative from toy retailers that will see a unique gift set of nature flash cards from the best Professional and seasoned or lucky amateurs.
We feel honored to help educate the masses about the incredible nature these unique areas of the world have to shelter and show us how important it is to protect them.
If you have a favorite animal or plant or anything related to Costa Rica Nature you would like to see leave us a comment, we welcome your input and participation.flickr
Volcanoes,Video with infrared capture timeless icons from a prehistoric age continue to enthrall us as they smolder and spew the vital minerals of life onto the surface of the land we inhabit. This challenge to our temporary artificial island of culture en wrapped in convulsing folds of earth connected by lines of smooth pebbles and bathed in constant sunshine and rain seems to be beyond our grasp. Our memories are made of rovings to and fro over her dusty rocky faces covered now and again with vegetation and nesting creatures that afford us all the sounds we call nature. Her rumblings become loud cracks in the dawn whose purple colors are punctuated by steel melting heat from within the bowels of our mortal resting ground.
La alegría gira en forma circular todos los sábados en el Jardín de Paz. El grupo Hoopnosis contagia a decenas de personas que pasan frente a la Escuela Metálica en San José y deciden probar el art…
Source: Apasionados por el hula-hula
The stunning Costa Rican central valley mountain landscape at over 7000 feet above sea level is aptly inspirational of much of the local lore and myth in the abundant oral folkloric traditions of the towns of Escazu, San Antonio, Asserri and adjacent mountain towns.
Powerful beings have been interacting with humans here from time immemorial and continue to leave a legacy of mystery intertwining the very fabric of existence into a monolithic undiscovered and unexplored truth challenging the foundations of our paradigms.
Many witnesses from this century have found their good fortune and also others their demise at the hands of these undisclosed and unidentified power players in our petty drama. Many more questions can be raised about these interactions than can be covered here, however some good questions arise. Maybe you can think of a few and drop us a line in the comments.
This is a developing TRUE story line that involves government cover ups and all that other conspiracy hype so stay tuned.
Butterflies, the flying gem toned, colorfuly, cryptical camouflaged garden delights such as this Pura Vida butterfly are todays share. Whatever goodness their beauty inspires will lead us asuredly to a less toxic environment. What simple ways do you show your regard for these beings sensitivities? How can your environment benefit from “listening” to their needs and cues? Let me know in the comments, meanwhile follow the linked photo below to an album of 44 great Costa Rican butterfly pictures.
Here are a few signs from nearby and typical beaches in Costa Ricas central Pacific coast area. In a recent walkabout in the notoriously fowled mouth of the River Tarcoles and adjacent beaches I found many signs of human activities that favor the beach goers experience. I found decent beach latrines hidden behind flower hedges at playa Bochinche. The beach was perfectly clean of plastic and well marked with clean trash receptacles and clear instructions on trash disposal.
My walk continued through the Tarcolitos riverbed through mangroves at the mouth of the Agujas Beach also managed and cleaned by the Garabito Municipal officers and they are awesome examples of true beach pride with their Ecological Blue Flags displayed along side of information placards. The beaches were all peculiarly clean and devoid of almost all litter types, even trash food packaging!
Visiting these beaches and seeing the signs of a growing movement towards our natural responsabilities to Mother Earth and of course the Grand Universe we float so effortlessly in proved silently to me its uplifting nature and bouyed my hopefull spirits. Their is a deeper purpose present right here right now, listen to Her breathe for a moment and you will see Enduring Nature kindly guiding us.
Learn, Love, Conserve
Earth Day #45 Beach Hula Hooping for Joy to the World. Today is the Day we all do something consciously good for Earth!
Earth day April22 was first celebrated in 1970 after being created by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. That first celebration unified the student anti-war movement and consciousness of the threats of air and water pollution leading to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.
Restore the Canopy: Help us plant 10 million trees in impoverished areas.
Forests and trees play an important role in alleviating poverty, helping rural people avoid poverty and helping those that are poor mitigate their plight. Earth Day Network has committed to raising $10 million over five years to plant 10 million trees in impoverished areas around the world. We need your help to make the initiative possible! For every $1 you contribute, we’ll plant one tree.
To learn more about the Canopy Project, click here.
if you want to help with the planning or execution of Earth Day events, you can volunteer your time or money to an Earth Day cause. Find out about national volunteer opportunities at the EPA’s Earth Day: Events & Volunteer Opportunities Web site.
“You can also help protect the earth on Earth Day, or any day, by adopting earth friendly practices, such as:
- Only buying appliances that have earned the Energy Star label, meaning they are specially designed to conserve energy and are endorsed by the EPA.
- Turning off appliances and lights when you are not using them.
- Determining if your local power supplier offers “green power” options, power sources that minimize air pollution.
- Using less heat and air conditioning.
- Making sure that your home is properly insulated.
- Using compact fluorescent light bulbs in your home and office.
- Not running water unnecessarily, whether in the sink, dishwasher, or shower.
- Taking quick showers instead of baths.
- Washing only full loads of dishes and laundry.
- Practicing the 4 Rs whenever possible: reduce, reuse, recycle, and re-buy.
In the decades since the first Earth Day, much of the world has responded to the call to protect the environment. And if we continue to do so, all these efforts will add up to a safer, healthier future for us all.”