So, after almost 48 hours of strenuous academic work, I figured, what better way to de-stress than to blog about the fun, relaxing times I had this past summer. And since it has been almost two months since my last post, I thought you might be ready for more of my Costa Rican experience. (Even if you're not, too bad- it's what I'm choosing to blog about, so tough!)
Last time, I focused on places we'd been to. As the title suggests, this time I'll be sharing pictures of the numerous fantastic plants we got to see!
|This is a perfect example of how huge som||e||of the tropical leaves get!|
|Don't stumble into this spiky tree!|
|The vibrantly colored petals on this tropical flower are actually edible! (They taste sort-of like apples.)|
|Sure, it looks like one tree is hugging another, but don't be fooled- the "hugging" tree is actually a parasite.|
|I just loved the contrast between the fallen flower and the dark green leaf, with another leaf hovering protectively over both.|
|Yes, those leaves (also called the "poor man's umbrella") are really THAT big!|
(And yes, I'm really that short!)
|I liked the pink spots on these green plants.|
|Another shot of
|Giant tropical ferns!|
|Looking into the cloud forest (basically, a rain forest at higher altitudes than tropical rain forests)|
|I liked how this colorful plant was growing out of the carefully pruned hedge!|
The official first day of classes is tomorrow. Wish me luck!