Now back to the grind, I am slowing sifting through my thousand or so photos from the past ten-day tour of Costa Rica and wanted to share an example of what is to come. This little red-eyed tree frog was at an eco-reserve we visited very early in our trip. What a great poster child for the country!
While not a threatened species, these frogs rely on rain forests for survival which are rapidly disappearing throughout the world. While some frogs can be quite dangerous, this little guy (or gal, I am not really sure) is not. You may be tempted to believe that I enhanced the color, but honestly I did very little editing of this image other than increasing sharpness and a bit of contrast. They really are colorful little froggys!
FAMOUS PEOPLE SIGHTINGS
During our trip we had two famous people sitings! On our way we saw David Suzuki walking through the Atlanta airport. He is such a recognizable man whom my father and I have followed and admired for many years. His voice to protect the environment is second to none. If you have never heard of his work I encourage you to check out his website and consider reading his latest book, Everything Under the Sun: Toward a Brighter Future on a Small Blue Planet.
Then on our return trip home Woody Harrelson was behind my father as we cleared customs in Los Angeles. I never would have noticed him if not for overhearing a couple say how much they liked his movies. He was quite gracious in responding, so I thought about mentioning how much my son was into the Hunger Games, but then let it go.
On the flight back to Portland I pondered what it is about famous people that engages our sense of awe. Maybe it is their accomplishments, that we feel we know them through movies and books, or that the chances of running into them are so rare. Maybe all these things. While there are many famous people in the world, it is really quite fitting that our trip to Costa Rica was bookend by two ardent supports of the environment.