Little girls and butterflies both change throughout their lives. With a little help from each of us, they can mature into beautiful individuals.
Donated to St. Jude Children's Hospital
The beaches of Tortuguero, Costa Rica are home to the green sea turtle. The baby turtles face a long journey before they are able to return to the beaches and lay eggs of their own.
Scarlet macaws inhabit the dense tropical rain forests of Costa Rica. There is no mistaking their stunning colors as they seem to float through the dense, green forest.
Country Girl orchids are the National flower of Costa Rica. The purple and gold colors represent the beauty of Costa Rica.
This red hibiscus appears to be on fire. It's brilliant colors evoke strength and courage.
There is no other butterfly as distinctive as a blue morpho in the tropical jungles of Costa Rica. It's slow wingbeat and graceful flight are truly magical to behold.
The jungles of Costa Rica continue to support the endangered jaguar. Knowing that one could be watching you, while hiking the jungle trails, is primal.
This yellow flower glows with the tropical sunshine of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is home to more than 1,500 species of butterflies and about 4,000 species of moths! This collage captures only a fraction of the incredible diversity and beauty.
Even Koi appreciate a little love! These two are obviously enamored with each other.
Few flowers command one's attention like a brilliant red rose.
First in a series of three paintings, this image exudes tranquility.
Second in a series of three paintings, the brilliant yellow stamens and purple petals of this Lilly are captured in life-like form.
Third in a series of three paintings, both koi and Lilly complement one another.
A combination of orchids enhance the view from the kitchen window.
An orchid variety from my hometown in Costa Rica.