The clock is ticking and the weeks are slipping by. It’s way past time to try catching up with my posts. On a recent drive to the Cerro Punta side of Volcan Baru one Sunday afternoon, we stopped at a bridge which hasn’t been around very long. The new bridge lies alongside an old footbridge, once the only means of crossing at this particular point. I love bridges for no discernible reason, and although the new bridge is very simple, its rusty neighbor has character and I am certain possesses many stories of those who have traversed it over the years. I am delighted the old footbridge remains as a juxtaposition to what is new.
When I took a glass of water from the fridge this evening, I noticed that the water was partly frozen. A delicate pattern had formed in the ice which sent me skedaddling for my camera. Dinner would just have to wait while I played with light and colors. The most interesting shots were those that were close up, reminding me of jelly fish, space, and even Christmas ornaments. Needless to say, I had to find a match for one of my themes. “Up Close” was my choice.
I thought it would be fun to post a photo of my good friend who is currently on her way to a Photography Club meeting. She is the one who encouraged me to participate in this challenge and is now pushing me to do some serious catching up. Several months ago, when I was visiting, we spent a glorious evening on Lido beach, soaking up the beauty of the sunset and capturing what we could on camera. I managed to sneak this photo of the “other photographer” and later caught her photo of the sunset.
This beautiful mural in Boquete was outside a popular local hangout which recently closed. I had never really taken a close look at it as there were always SUV’s parked in front, blocking off most of it. After Amigos closed its doors, I was able to take this photo without vehicles in the way. I am so happy to have captured it because the building is no longer being used for entertainment and the mural has sadly been painted over in a solid color. The fact that I thought “Lady Sings the Blues” was an appropriate song title for the mural is even more appropriate now that the mural is no more. Now I am singing the blues.
After more than 6 weeks battling a nasty little virus, I had an afternoon when my body decided to give me a little break. I grabbed the opportunity so I could say a teeny “Thank you” to my husband who has been incredibly devoted, patient, and caring. He is a cookie-aholic, never tiring of the cookies I bake. I knew he’d be delightfully surprised with this batch…just a small expression of my love!