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End of a Season

Summer is over here in Costa Rica – usually December through April – and it’s cooled off. Back in November, we saw for the first time an abundance of inexpensive table fans for sale and we all bought them. 82 more words

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Not quite first flush

The raging Mala Noche river received a lot of rain last night, a real good soaker.  And this morning it flows for the first time since November.  87 more words

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Cashew Fruit

Our cashew fruits are ripe on the tree.  About the size and shape of a small apple, this juicy fruit is called Maranon in Costa Rica – the n needs a tilde but I can’t get my keyboard to cooperate.  127 more words

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Party Polish

We’re getting ready for a change of seasons.  Marielos came today and polished our toenails.

We drank a little wine and chatted while she worked. 9 more words

Playa Samara Beach

Casabas are ripe

Six for a buck!  Sweet juicy Casaba Melons, fresh from the farm on the way to Nicoya.  We get the ones that are too ripe to ship.  21 more words

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Storytelling in Samara

Story-teller, Carolina Quiroga, who uis from Columbia via USA, Janashared some latin tales with the children of Samara yesterday at the Natural Center.  Presented in Spanish, it was also good practice for those of us who are still earning the language. 72 more words

Playa Samara Beach

In Costa Rica, Spring precedes Winter. We might be seeing right now the first signs of the coming rainy season. Rising humidity – we’ve 4 cloudy starless nights in a row – and precipitation – Tina says it rained the other day in Santo Domingo, just 4 klicks away but I didn’t feel a drop – have encouraged the trees to bloom. 168 more words

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