A little bit louder and a little bit worse

1 Oct

Well, that was the end of a good three-month run of daily postings from the past. It just didn’t seem right not to address the fact that yesterday was the very last post from the loose pages of manuscript that are now very useful bits of scratch paper with random words on the back. Today was one of those picture perfect days on which no one remembers to bring a camera. It was beyond beautiful – even for Costa Rica. So, here’s a picture I took a few days after I arrived.

Under the rainbow

Somewhere under the rainbow

It’s hard to capture the way the light refracts off the seemingly infinite shades of green backlit by a pure azure blue. When you focus on that as I did in this picture, you lose the vibrant rusty-colored red of the roof tiles and the volcanic soil which is just as dramatic. Maybe even more so when you consider that it is just dirt. There’s something about the color of that soil. Words like rich and fertile come to mind immediately. A friend of mine told me that Costa Rica is “a study in contrasts”. I can’t think of one bigger than that between the heavens and the earth.

Muchos cielos,

Costacalle

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3 Responses to “A little bit louder and a little bit worse”

  1. frodo59 October 1, 2012 at 4:21 am #

    My ranch hand dad would have said there’s no such thing as “just dirt.”
    Hope you’ve kept a record of the 3 chapters. I’m still working my way through #2. ADD.

  2. Velle Carm October 1, 2012 at 4:58 am #

    Beautiful picture

    • jessicalle October 1, 2012 at 5:22 am #

      Thank you, Velle. And thank you, Photoshop! 😉

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