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Day 9 & 10 - Waterfalls, frogs, orchids

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Day 9

On my way down into the lush wooded valley, I passed a mastate tree and then caught a glimpse of a thin white strip in the distance - the 70m high La Fortuna waterfall. These days I can't gaze at waterfalls without thinking of Bill Viola's video art. If I watch the water long enough, I think that something will happen other than just rushing water.

I dangled my feet in the water at the foot of the pounding waterfall and a yellow butterfly fluttered past, but that was all.

Day 10

On Saturday September 1st, I mounted a white horse and rode around the foot of the volcano and past the lake to get the cloud forest.

I wandered around the orchid garden in the rain and saw orchids that smelt like honey, blood and chocolate, orchids named Dracula, blooms of tiny orchids, orchids that resembled hummingbirds, dancing ladies and bees, orchids that grew on leaves, and orchids that were green and spikey. Orchids are stranger than I had imagined.

Later that night, I visited the frog garden and by torch light, I saw red frogs, yellow frogs, orange frogs, frogs with crowns, frogs with bulbous eyes like in cartoons, frogs that puff out their throats, frogs that make the loudest sounds, gaudy frogs, bullfrogs and cute little baby frogs.

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Out of focus slightly the orchid looks like a faerie dancing out from the leaves...

It was too rainy and dark and time was too limited to get it in focus unfortunately, but I think even if it was in focus, it would still look a bit faerie-like.

I dangled my feet in the water at the foot of the pounding waterfall and a yellow butterfly fluttered past, but that was all.

Oh, I dunno... It'd do at a pinch.

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