Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Countryside

This photo is another pastoral scene of the countryside near Tamarindo, taken last summer, which explains the cloudy skies, as we are in the dry season now.

This was across the road from the location where the cattle were crossing the road in the photos I showed a few days ago.

Costa Rica plants about 5 - 7 million trees per year to make up for the fact that pasture land such as what you see here has replaced what used to be forests.  The country is on track to become the world's first carbon neutral country in about 10 years, as more than 25% of the land is set aside for parks and nature preserves, the highest percentage of any country.

We are showing photos of Egypt this week on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site, including some of the experiences that await tourists visiting the country might enjoy.

7 comments:

Sharon said...

Another good example of the lush, green landscape.

Kate said...

What a great thing for a country to do. When she was only 16-years-old my daughter spent 6 summer weeks in San Jose, doing dental hygiene work with Amigos de las Americas. She lived with a local family and went from village to village, giving dental hygiene demonstrations. She loved the people. They live in a socially conscience country in many respects.

brattcat said...

beautiful landscape, dave.

Jarart said...

All that green is just gorgeous to see.

glenda said...

Great for CostaRica. Others should follow this example.

cieldequimper said...

Oh beautiful!

Dave if you have a minute, could you email me please? Thanks!

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