July 10, 2020
What's one of your wins for this past week?
Huh? What do I mean by that? OK, let me elaborate... :)
With the daily ups and downs of the Coronacoaster, about two months ago I started to write down one "win" for the day in my daily planner.
Some days my win was simply doing my workout or going to watch sunset with Gidget — things I normally do everyday. Other days, my wins have been unexpected — a big print order for The Sunset Shop or finding a rainbow arching through the sky. And no matter how big or small the win for the day, each win deserves to be celebrated.⠀
Most importantly, when life gives you lemons and you can't go back to Costa Rica just yet, you turn those lemons into a win and make one delicious glass of lemonade just like this...⠀
You see, for the past couple of years, I’ve been dreaming of photographing this American flag hanging from the lighthouse in Tybee Island on Independence Day. But normally, Gidget and I are in Costa Rica for July 4th. This year though, 3+ months after leaving CR thanks to the ‘Rona, Gidget and I still are in the US.
So on July 4th, Gidget and I decided to take our lemons of not being able to go back to CR and whip up a batch of lemonade.⠀
We woke up at 5AM and drove 45 minutes to chase the sunrise at Tybee beach, and most importantly, photograph the flag hanging from the lighthouse. The morning was gorgeous, with a dreamy pastel sky and the sand dunes glowing in the early morning sun.
Except for one minor detail was missing...
The flag wasn’t hanging from the lighthouse! More lemons!!!⠀
However, there still was one more opportunity to photograph the lighthouse during golden hour, sunset that evening, and I was crossing all my fingers + toes that whoever was in charge of flag duties was going to hang it! So twelve hours later, Gidget and I drove back out to the beach.
As we got our first glance of the lighthouse, I gasped...there she was, dancing in the sea breeze and shimmering in the late afternoon sun!⠀
A perfect glass of lemonade...and now an overflowing pitcher for all of us! Because I'm releasing not one, but FOUR captures from this magical afternoon because I just couldn't decide on one!
So what's one of your wins for this past week?!?! Comment below...I'd love to celebrate it with you!
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July 30, 2021
Rainy Season > Dry Season
Yes, I said it!
I prefer Rainy Season in Costa Rica over Dry Season...and if you love breathtaking sunsets as much as I do, then you will too!
(How about that for some rhyming... 😉😂)
So why is Rainy Season better than Dry Season in Costa Rica?
Because Rainy Season = magical sunset season in Costa Rica!
In other words, rain squalls + clouds set the stage for dramatic sunsets just like this...
July 08, 2021
For a brief stretch during rainy season in Costa Rica the afternoon rains stop and the refreshing offshore summer winds come back for a mini summer / little summer, or what's called Veranillo de San Juan (verano means "summer" in Spanish).
July 06, 2021
If you've ever travelled to Costa Rica, then you most likely know + love the phrase "Pura Vida" as much as I do. But if your high school Spanish aka Español is a tad bit rusty, I probably have had you wondering what the heck I mean when...