"The month before our trip, I had literal nightmares about the poisonous snakes and venomous spiders waiting for me in Costa Rica. To be honest, I almost didn’t come to Costa Rica became of them, certain that I would meet my inevitable demise at the mercy of a eyelash viper. In reality, I was underwhelmed by the amount of wildlife I saw. During our three hour walk in the Arenal Volcano National Park, we didn’t see so much as an ant. We saw more interesting wildlife from our hotel balcony: a sloth making his way down a power line, a spider-fly hybrid that might be one of the hundreds of not-yet-discovered species in Costa Rica, and more. Don’t get me wrong, I’m relieved that I didn’t run into any scorpions or rattlesnakes. I’m just surprised that I didn’t see a wide variety of exotic animals." -- Lana Raykin 🦋 . . Read Lana's feature article "12 Surprising Things About Costa Rica" now on pinkpangea.com! 🌺 . . #travel#costarica#puravida#pinkpangea 🇨🇷
These days I am practically living in my wooly slippers that my father-in-law's sister knit for me and my navy blue dress from @linenfox . I suspect that I will treasure this dress and the rest of my linen wardrobe just as much on a hot summer's day as I do now in the blistering cold. Ida has decided (for now) that she wants to be a photographer when she grows up, so I gave her the camera and let her take this photo of me and Molly. I hate hate hate being in front of the camera, but I am doing my best to put aside my insecurities and challenge myself.
Day 19 of #marchmeetthemaker. I can’t live without my glasses, as I can only see about a foot in front of my face without them. I can’t live without books. And I don’t know if life would even be worth living without music!