One of the distinctive features of Monteverde (now much imitated) is a bridge over a deep valley which allows visitors to walk by trees at the canopy level, seeing the plants that would normally be far above our heads.
While eating lunch, a flock of Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao) landed in the avocado trees across the road. My long lens is not very good, so the image is a bit soft, but I couldn’t miss including it in my Costa Rica set.
Torch Ginger (Etlingera elatior) also known as the Red Ginger Lily, an exceptionally-red, waxy flower common in gardens throughout Costa Rica.
Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata) was all over, both growing (apparently) wild and as a garden plant.
The colorful fruit of what I believe is the pejibaye, or peach palm, a fruit mainly local to Costa Rica.
Meat sits on display in the window of Schwartz’ Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen, on Boulevard Saint-Laurent, in Montréal. I have tried to give this a more filmic quality in processing, by adding grain, reducing saturation, increasing vibrancy, and toning it to increase blues in shadows and yellows in highlights. A different direction for me, but I am mostly pleased with the results.
An inhorn with black ink, a small bottle of red ink, a bamboo pen (ba’ar), and a piece of tile used for rubbing the parchment surface before scribing all sit in their places on a wooden inkstand, in the home of a scribe in Adgrat, Tigray Province, Ethiopia.
A young boy pauses from sweeping dust off the porch of the highly-branded local distributor, long enough to have his photo taken.
See also an earlier photo, in my cats series, at this same location:
All this week: Coke ads in Harar.