About the Book
The first four months of retirement in Costa Rica included sitting on my idyllic apartment balcony photographing birds, monkeys, sunsets and other vistas. One of the birds was the Clay-colored Thrush called the Yigüirro in Costa Rica where this unassuming bird is the national bird. I celebrate my move from the apartments to a house with this remembrance of the nature I enjoyed in the beginning of retirement here.
A lover of nature and adventure since childhood, I spent my last three years of employment as a missionary in West Africa before retiring to nature and travel photography in Nashville where I was a volunteer docent at Nashville Zoo, public school reading tutor and volunteer in my church. Photography, hiking, genealogy, and stamp collecting are a few of my many hobbies. In December 2014 I decided to move to Costa Rica, my favorite place to travel. Retirement costs in the U.S. are such that I could no longer afford to travel, so I just moved to where I like to travel! That is just one reason! :-) I love it here and will be spreading out over Central America as my bird photo collection grows.