Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The landscape of Costa Rica

I guess this post could also be considered green. The mountains were beautiful. All of these photos were taken from inside the moving bus as we traveled toward our destination (next blog post).
Our tour guide was very good, and he told us a lot about his country while we were traveling. Here he is holding up part of the banana plant. See the bananas in different stages. I kept wondering how many bananas were kept from harvest by them picking this for the tour bus to see. Wonder what Dole Bananas thought about that.
The next two photos are the banana fields
The blue bags are covering the part the tour guide was showing us. It is to keep the insects off the bananas. They have a recycling plant close by to recycle the blue bags.
They had been having excession rain the week before we were there.
But we did not have any rain the day we were there,
just saw the result of the previous rain.
Just part of the landscape.
And the mountains again.
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5 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Reminds me of the plantation we visited when we were in St. Lucia. We saw banana trees all over the place also--but there were not covered (at that time of year, which was Sept.).

When I first saw that picture of him holding up the banana patch---I first thought it was some kind of exotic bird. Ha Ha...

Beautiful place and great pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Denise said...

Those banana plants are fascinating. Great shots every one of them.

Pam said...

Love the mountains. They are beautiful. Very interesting about the banana plants.

Red said...

Cool trip Leedra! Yes, I wonder what Dole thought ;) My cousin's wife is doing a doctoral thesis on farm labor, specifically banana plantation workers in one of those countries in Central America. She's visited several of the Dole plantations and some others, but mentioned most were Dole brand. I think she's down there right now and for the next few months.

Rose said...

Oh, wow, these were great...feel like I have been on a trip...and more to see!

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