Reflections of Pura Vida in Pictures

These are pictures in my files that conjure up the meaning of Pura Vida for me.  Enjoy.

Jamaica 2011

Chris and me; Jamaica 2011

Chris, Tristan, and Kara and Playa Manuel Antonio

Chris, Tristan, and Kara and Playa Manuel Antonio

Kara and I at the Jolly Roger

Kara and I at the Jolly Roger

Kara at the Creativa garden, eating a guayava from one of the trees on campus

Kara at the Creativa garden, eating a guayava from one of the trees on campus

The view from our front porch on a clear, sunny day

The view from our front porch on a clear, sunny day

Kara was selected to release a newly-hatched butterfly into one of the climate-regulated gardens.

Kara was selected to release a newly-hatched butterfly into one of the climate-regulated gardens. Monteverde Butterfly Garden

Kara spends hours outside in her hut. Good way to get sunshine.

Kara spends hours outside in her hut. Good way to get sunshine.

The kids and I on the beach at San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

The kids and I on the beach at San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

Spending more time outside at Selvatura Park.

Spending more time outside at Selvatura Park.

Almost all of the produce, bread, and dairy that we consume is locally made.

Almost all of the produce, bread, and dairy that we consume is locally made.

Sometimes we have to interrupt dinner for these "sunset alerts".

Sometimes we have to interrupt dinner for these “sunset alerts”.

Kara, her friend, and Tristan admiring the forest

Kara, her friend, and Tristan admiring the forest

The waterfall at Hidden Valley Trail. Pictures don't do it justice. The music of the waterfall is also beautiful!

The waterfall at Hidden Valley Trail. Pictures don’t do it justice. The music of the waterfall is also beautiful!

Tristan climbing inside a strangler fig at Hidden Valley Trail.

Tristan climbing inside a strangler fig at Hidden Valley Trail.

Kara and her friend hanging out at the Desfile de Faroles

Kara and her friend, Tati, hanging out at the Desfile de Faroles

Kara and the Creativa banner

Kara and the Creativa banner for the Costa Rican Independence Day Parade

A hike in the cloud forest with friends.....Pura Vida!

A hike in the cloud forest with friends…..Pura Vida!

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Being able to work from home…Pura Vida!  Photo credit: Chris Gamel Photography

 

Share a picture of that reflects what Pura Vida means to you in the comments below.

Pura Vida!

About Noemi Gamel

Noemi Gamel is a physician who prefers writing diverse children's fantasy stories instead of medical charts. She is a geeky nomad, too.
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