When it came to choosing a handful of images to upload from Costa Rica, I truly did not know where to begin. Do I show the animals, people, rain forest, beaches, or the handful of ‘selfies’ we took? The country is absolutely beautiful! I decided to show a little taste of each, minus the ‘selfies;’ we’ve all seen too many of those already.
I have been asked a few times since our return which area was my favorite, ask me again in five minutes and my answer will surely change. I will say the hike up the dormant volcano, Cerro Chato, stands out. Costa Rica is known for it’s numerous micro-climates, and I think we hiked through all of them that day. Of course, being the ‘old guy’ on the hike and still kicking everyone’s backside up the volcano was also enjoyable.
It seems that too often in our fast-paced lives that we forget to simply look down. I know that I am probably guilty of this more than almost anyone else, but when I do take that extra moment, the reward is worth it. These images are a reminder to myself to slow down, and look down.
One of my favorite things about Portland, Oregon is how bicycles make up much of the city's landscape. These images were captured while I attended the Adobe Educators Summit, and I will be the first to admit that being forced out of the comfort zone of my studio was tough, but good for me.
Color, color, and more color is what Crested Butte, Colorado is about. Whether out for a hike, ride, or a walk through town, and what a cool town it is, Crested Butte is a canvas of color.
There are certain things that always seem to make me smile, and playing with our dogs, Libby and Hank, in the snow is one of them. They say that sharing your world with pets lowers your blood pressure and helps you live a healthier life, and I for one agree a hundred percent.