Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tales of Shining Lights and Vegemites

Lately, Barry's been venturing out of the house on his own, and trying to make his own fun. This is because I'm have trouble leaving the new massage chair:From said chair to you, here are the pictures of the week. This one, of a wall on a bridge, defies categorization.The formerly alive creature of the week is the re-grown tailed gecko, below, who could have used some health care:The shocking news of the week is that, after Barry's questionable Australian adventures, I've been surprised to learn that vegemite and marmite are both actually delicious. Seriously, as long as you don't expect them to taste like nutella.
Another creature of the week is the rarely seen Baking Barry, who is oven tending.
Finally, hidden at the bottom is the monster spider of the week, from Singapore's Sungei Buloh Wetlands park.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ticos of the Week

The Ticos (Costa Ricans) of the week are the scary river crocodile above and the picnic peacock, below. Runner up is the Roseate spoonbill, though I think it could have been more roseate, don't you?The fruit of the week is what I call sour Tico strawberry apple. Called "Cas band" on the package, yet not on google.
The inefficient nut of the week is the cashew, which grows like this (green part is the nut). You didn't know? This blog can be educational.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Volcanoes far and wide

After tunnelling through the earth to Costa Rica, we visited Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. My Spanish confirms that this means "Corner of the old Lady", which I think means she's an angry old wench! Above, her bubbling slime. Below, my mother seemingly unaware of potential doom:The nearby white-faced capuchins also seemed cool with it all, if a little curious.As did the agouti, a pear-shaped auburn rat.Barry's favourite volcano animal is the coati, because it reminds him of tanuki.These animals must have figured ways to avoid falling into of crevasses of bubbling bile.I, however, was more alarmed, as shown here in the valley of death.