I like this picture of a cute white rabbit sitting on the concrete sidewalk. Quietly looking around, a worried look of apprehension about the many dogs lurking around the neighborhood. The rabbit does not want to become a dog’s next meal, although a something made it their meal 🥘. It disappeared like our neighbors large Tom turkey. A wild dog or cat absconded withe the bird 🦅 because one morning a few months ago only feathers we left on the scattered grounds. So is life in Costa Rica 🇨🇷. Living in rentals for one hundred and fifty dollars; the kind of rentals with no refrigerator or stove. They cook outside and bring it indoors to eat.
The rental next door has a leaky roof and termite nest hanging on the wall. I wonder why the landlord doesn’t spray for termites. I guess he figures the building will fall apart anyway and does not worry about it. The outside structure is peek a boo private. Walk up close to the house, you can see the insides of the rooms. People live in many homes this way. I looked at a nice rental last year; looking for cheaper rent.I found a one bedroom for one hundred and fifty dollars. No refrigerator or stove with no furniture. I liked it, it was very clean and kept fit to weather the heavy rainy season. It would have cost a thousand dollars to move in because of the comforts I would of wanted to put in. Would you have spent that kind of money to move into a nice unfurnished rental? I look back at that offer now with a purchase of property we made; we could have bought the comforts of home and transferred them to our new cabina that is almost finished. Hindsight is wonderful, isn’t it?
The first time in two years I felt cold this morning. The weather has been cool At night and early morning rain the last few weeks. Fifty-eight degrees (14.4 Celsius), with a large open screen in our bedroom, which is actually a work room, laundry room in this nice 👍 three bedroom rental. We opted for the laundry room because it is the largest room in the house, go figure! The fifty-eight degrees feels like forty-five with the heavy wind blowing into the room. Sometimes we may feel a mist of rain when the wind is swirling furiously. For four hundred and thirty dollars a month which includes internet and utilities we thought it was a good deal.
The neighbors are friendly and welcoming. The sounds of early morning, a creek they call a river bubbles day and night over the river rocks and is soothing to my mind like a meditation 🧘♂️ garden. The noisy wild 😜 turkeys that cackle in the early morning is amusing as well as the oropendola garbles I love. The toucans seem to sleep in and follow with their mating calls which they call out while hanging upside down. Are they expressing their prowess as they call a mate? Beats me, but it is enjoyable to watch their antics in the trees at five-thirty in the morning. Parakeets and Parrots are seen in the afternoon and are noisy, obnoxious little 🦅. Their sounds are restless, havoc noise makers. I have never heard them whistle pleasant songs like my mom used to teach her parakeets. Must be a learned trait, besides the Parakeets come in flocks of fifty to a hundred birds.
With the rains come piece and quiet 🤫, no early morning trucks or noisy motorcycles 🏍. Peacefulness I could never approach in the states until I rode to my favorite places for piece and quiet. Like Ocean Avenue in Cambria or the Northern town of California, Jenner. There are times I feel the Angels spreading their wings in flight; Whistfully remembering peace and tranquility. Can you feel that sensation of freedom and want.
May you find that inner peace and feeling of wonderment in the new year.
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“He couldn’t live with himself
He must remain alert
He helps to replant the crop
They plant what they can
On others they take off the tops
“It is a special blend that I planned”
The Lonely Biker
Timothy M. Nugent
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