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Marcy's Photo Journey

Thought you might enjoy a little preview of our exhibition selections!

When Doug and I were making the final choices for "This Photo Journey: Through the Lens of Marcy Wielfaert," we tried to balance size, format, subject matter, landscape, travel, and wildlife. We ended up with quite an eclectic mix that we hope will have broad appeal for our guests. You may be very surprised to see everything from the whimsical images entitled "Amish Barn Cats" and "Kevin and His Mom" to more serious landscapes like "Colorado Summer" and "Bridger Mountain Winter," and on to travel selections such as "Honfluer Harbor" and "Softly Comes the Sunset." There's a nice mix of local landscapes from the Smoky Mountains, and of course a brand new bear, "Little Feller"!

At this point, we've worked extremely hard for what seems like forever to pull this all together. I'm trying not to second guess anything and be confident in the show as a whole, but that is difficult for me and just generally goes against my nature. As we delivered the work on Monday, it was overwhelming to realize that we will fill a HUGE SPACE and fifty-one pieces is a whole lot of work!

The staff at the Emporium will be hanging the show today. All pieces will be for sale during the month of February. Now we look forward to the opening with high hopes and great anticipation! If you plan to attend and need directions, please let me know. Come anytime between 5:00 and 9:00, and if you don't see me at first, just look around for the nervous redhead!

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#FirstFridayKnox #knoxartwalk #knoxvilletennessee #knoxville #marcysphotojourney #fineartphotography #thisphotojourney #wallart #knoxvillephotographer #knoxvillephotography
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Thought you might enjoy a little preview of our exhibition selections!

When Doug and I were making the final choices for This Photo Journey: Through the Lens of Marcy Wielfaert, we tried to balance size, format, subject matter, landscape, travel, and wildlife.  We ended up with quite an eclectic mix that we hope will have broad appeal for our guests.  You may be very surprised to see everything from the whimsical images entitled Amish Barn Cats and Kevin and His Mom to more serious landscapes like Colorado Summer and Bridger Mountain Winter, and on to travel selections such as Honfluer Harbor and Softly Comes the Sunset.  Theres a nice mix of local landscapes from the Smoky Mountains, and of course a brand new bear, Little Feller!

At this point, weve worked extremely hard for what seems like forever to pull this all together.  Im trying not to second guess anything and be confident in the show as a whole, but that is difficult for me and just generally goes against my nature.  As we delivered the work on Monday, it was overwhelming to realize that we will fill a HUGE SPACE and fifty-one pieces is a whole lot of work!

The staff at the Emporium will be hanging the show today.  All pieces will be for sale during the month of February.  Now we look forward to the opening with high hopes and great anticipation!  If you plan to attend and need directions, please let me know.  Come anytime between 5:00 and 9:00, and if you dont see me at first, just look around for the nervous redhead!

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#FirstFridayKnox  #knoxartwalk #knoxvilletennessee #knoxville #marcysphotojourney #fineartphotography #thisphotojourney #wallart #knoxvillephotographer #knoxvillephotographyImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Beautiful

I could look at your pictures all day!

So excited for you! I love these that you have selected. Wish I was there to see them all! God Bless!

Great choices! Beautiful photos!

These are beautiful ❤️

Excellent. I love them all

These are all so good!!! The show is going to be be great!

Amazing photos!!!

The waterfall and mountain sunrise would be fantastic puzzles! ♥️

Congratulations on the show!

Beautiful

So beautiful

Beautiful!!!

Stunning.

Amazing!

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Looking good 😊

You both look great!

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Knoxville, Tennessee...
It's home, sweet home, to me!
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Knoxville, Tennessee...
Its home, sweet home, to me!
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This is Doug posting this morning!
Click on the link below to discover the Knoxville, Tennessee First Friday Artwalk and read about features from the UT Downtown Gallery, the Dogwood Arts Festival, the Knoxville Art Market Gallery and our own Marcy Wielfaert with her own exhibit in the Emporium! I knew it was an honor, but I never figured it was THIS big until I began reading about the First Friday Artwalk. We were told to expect around 1,500 visitors!
Marcy and I spent all day yesterday transporting 50 of our photographic works to the gallery, most of which we created over the past year just for this show.
It is supposed to be a nice evening, so come on up, down, or over to Knoxville, have a nice dinner, stroll along Gay Street, then visit us at the Emporium from 5 PM – 9PM and enjoy some live music.
#FirstFridayKnox #marcysphotojourney #firstfridayartwalk
www.downtownknoxville.org/firstfriday-artwalk/
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This is Doug posting this morning!
Click on the link below to discover the Knoxville, Tennessee First Friday Artwalk and read about features from the UT Downtown Gallery, the Dogwood Arts Festival, the Knoxville Art Market Gallery and our own Marcy Wielfaert with her own exhibit in the Emporium!  I knew it was an honor, but I never figured it was THIS big until I began reading about the First Friday Artwalk.  We were told to expect around 1,500 visitors! 
Marcy and I spent all day yesterday transporting 50 of our photographic works to the gallery, most of which we created over the past year just for this show.  
It is supposed to be a nice evening, so come on up, down, or over to Knoxville, have a nice dinner, stroll along Gay Street, then visit us at the Emporium from 5 PM – 9PM and enjoy some live music. 
#FirstFridayKnox  #marcysphotojourney #firstfridayartwalk 
https://www.downtownknoxville.org/firstfriday-artwalk/

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Best wishes!!!

Hope you have a great show, Marcy & Doug! So sorry I had to bow out of the exhibit!

Things are on fast track for us right now, and will be for the next five weeks or so.

BUT we can hardly wait to once again visit Africa, and this time our journey will take us to both Kenya and Tanzania. It's now only two weeks away, so if you have friends and/or family that would enjoy following along on our next adventure, please invite them to join this group!
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Things are on fast track for us right now, and will be for the next five weeks or so.  

BUT we can hardly wait to once again visit Africa, and this time our journey will take us to both Kenya and Tanzania.  Its now only two weeks away, so if you have friends and/or family that would enjoy following along on our next adventure, please invite them to join this group!Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Travel safely

Wooo hooo cant wait to see pics!

Please go to the Giraffe Manor

Alissa Santor Platek

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Haha! I LOVE this!

Great pic! Love the excitement!

Great picture ❤️

What a fun photo!

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Are you in africa now? Would you mind to tell me which trip it is if its gate1 Thank you do much Be safe and enjoy

Great lighting on a fantastic subject!

Gorgeous!

Thought you’d enjoy see the latest special order piece that we are working on for a customer. “Dawn’s Early Light,” at 48 X 84 inches, is the largest metal we’ve done. It has a matte finish with an integrated stand out frame mounted on the back, making the image “pop out” from the wall, and creating a great focal point in the room.

Taken at sunrise from the highest point in the Great Smokies, Clingman’s Dome, we love how this one looks! It will be delivered to a young family in the Atlanta area.

Would you be interested in helping us create the perfect custom piece for your home? Contact us when you’re ready, and we’ll take it from there!
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Thought you’d enjoy see the latest special order piece that we are working on for a customer.  “Dawn’s Early Light,” at 48 X 84 inches, is the largest metal we’ve done.  It has a matte finish with an integrated stand out frame mounted on the back, making the image “pop out” from the wall, and creating a great focal point in the room.

Taken at sunrise from the highest point in the Great Smokies, Clingman’s Dome, we love how this one looks!  It will be delivered to a young family in the Atlanta area.

Would you be interested in helping us create the perfect custom piece for your home?  Contact us when you’re ready, and we’ll take it from there!

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It sure is a beautiful piece!

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Love it! ❤️

That one is beautiful!

This handsome husband of mine is headed to UPS. Can you guess what is in that giant package headed to Michigan? One of our “Cottonwood Candy” images is on its way to its forever home! Thank you, Liz Roe, for your purchase.

( By the way, since we had one of these in each gallery, we still have one remaining at Grit & Grace Market. If it’s a favorite and if you’d enjoy having it in your home, let us know!
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This handsome husband of mine is headed to UPS.  Can you guess what is in that giant package headed to Michigan?  One of our “Cottonwood Candy” images is on its way to its forever home! Thank you, Liz Roe, for your purchase.

( By the way, since we had one of these in each gallery, we still have one remaining at Grit & Grace Market.  If it’s a favorite and if you’d enjoy having it in your home, let us know!Image attachment

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I love mine

Beautiful you probably could have taken some beautiful pictures around my house yesterday

That’s beautiful

Just finished posting a few more images from Costa Rica, but I'm out of time and having to put Costa Rica in the rear view mirror this morning. It's necessary that we turn our thoughts to our upcoming photography exhibition, now just a little over a week away! There are 61 images in the Costa Rica collection on the website (marcysphotography.com), with a good balance of wildlife and landscapes.

Make plans now to attend our opening night on February 3rd. It's a drop-in event anytime between 5:00 and 9:00 pm, and we would be SO THRILLED to see familiar faces. It's all taking place at the Emporium, located at 100 South Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. You might consider having dinner before or after, as there are some great restaurants very near by. Although there will not be refreshments at the exhibition, live music is part of the experience as you tour the venue and enjoy the featured artwork. Here's the link to the press release for the event: www.knoxalliance.com/this-photo-journey-through-the-lens-of-marcy-wielfaert/

I'd really appreciate some shares of this post, so that we can have as many in attendance as possible.
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Just finished posting a few more images from Costa Rica, but Im out of time and having to put Costa Rica in the rear view mirror this morning.  Its necessary that we turn our thoughts to our upcoming photography exhibition, now just a little over a week away!  There are 61 images in the Costa Rica collection on the website (marcysphotography.com), with a good balance of wildlife and landscapes.

Make plans now to attend our opening night on February 3rd.  Its a drop-in event anytime between 5:00 and 9:00 pm, and we would be SO THRILLED to see familiar faces.  Its all taking place at the Emporium, located at 100 South Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. You might consider having dinner before or after, as there are some great restaurants very near by.  Although there will not be refreshments at the exhibition, live music is part of the experience as you tour the venue and enjoy the featured artwork.  Heres the link to the press release for the event:  https://www.knoxalliance.com/this-photo-journey-through-the-lens-of-marcy-wielfaert/  

 Id  really appreciate some shares of this post, so that we can have as many in attendance as possible.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Thank you for sharing! It was a treat to have traveled with you. The photos are amazing! Safe travels..I will be following you along the way! Andrea 🤩

Wish I could come! Good luck!

I am so anxious to ride along on your journey to Kenya and see what you are able to discover!

What is your website to order things made with your photos?

Good luck… wish I was there!

Just lovely!

Fantastic pictures!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

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Good morning! For all of you Costa Rica fans, I have uploaded many new landscape and wildlife images to the "Costa Rica is Truly a Land of Natural Wonders" collection on my website. If you're interested in ordering a tote bag, mugs, throw pillows, or wall art as a lasting momento of your adventure in Costa Rica, you may want to check out the options!

Website link is marcysphotography.com. If you have any questions or don't see what you're looking for, please don't hesitate to contact me. I have thousands of additional images from the trip and likely can find just what you need!
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Good morning!  For all of you Costa Rica fans, I have uploaded many new landscape and wildlife images to the Costa Rica is Truly a Land of Natural Wonders collection on my website.  If youre interested in ordering a tote bag, mugs, throw pillows, or wall art as a lasting momento of your adventure in Costa Rica, you may want to check out the options!

Website link is marcysphotography.com.  If you have any questions or dont see what youre looking for, please dont hesitate to contact me.  I have thousands of additional images from the trip and likely can find just what you need!

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On my way to Costa Rica February 8th! Can't wait to see, in person, the beauty you captured so well in your photos.

Beautiful ❤️

Nice capture !

Bucket list

So pretty 😍

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We were able to rest just a bit yesterday, amidst unpacking and laundry, but Doug and I have to continue full speed ahead today as we make the final preparations for our upcoming photo exhibition in Knoxville. It's now just two weeks away, and it seems there are dozens of last minute details to handle.

We are also finalizing trip preparations for Kenya and Tanzania! This morning we received some very happy news from our friend Makinda in Tanzania that he will again be our guide while we are there, which has really added to our excitement. Our flight to Nairobi is three weeks from tomorrow, so lots of lists are being made so that we'll be ready.

As we once again visit The Serengeti, the season will be completely different. In July it was dry and dusty, but now we'll witness the lushness and vivid greens of the summer season, and we have high hopes for seeing more wildlife babies this time of year. Fingers crossed for some baby leopards and lions! 🙂

In this busy and hectic time period, I needed to stop and remind myself that God's grace and mercy are totally sufficient to meet my every need. Maybe someone else needs to be reminded as well...
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We were able to rest just a bit yesterday, amidst unpacking and laundry, but Doug and I have to continue full speed ahead today as we make the final preparations for our upcoming photo exhibition in Knoxville.  Its now just two weeks away, and it seems there are dozens of last minute details to handle.

We are also finalizing trip preparations for Kenya and Tanzania!  This morning we received some very happy news from our friend Makinda in Tanzania that he will again be our guide while we are there, which has really added to our excitement.  Our flight to Nairobi is three weeks from tomorrow, so lots of lists are being made so that well be ready.

As we once again visit The Serengeti, the season will be completely different.  In July it was dry and dusty, but now well witness the lushness and vivid greens of the summer season, and we have high hopes for seeing more wildlife babies this time of year.  Fingers crossed for some baby leopards and lions!  :)

In this busy and hectic time period, I needed to stop and remind myself that Gods grace and mercy are totally sufficient to meet my every need.  Maybe someone else needs to be reminded as well...

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I hope your foot heals so you are not in pain in Africa It was a joy meeting you Pat and I were talking as we drove a snowy drive this morning to an appointment that we are going to sit down and look at your Costa Rica pictures and pick one for our home

Wow you are busy! Can't wait to see your photos!

Love this.....can't wait to see your photos!

Wow! You 2 don’t slow down. You are going to love Kenya and Tanzania. Can’t wait to see your photos.

Beautiful peaceful shot !

Oh gosh! Busy busy, you and what's his name!!

Take a deep breath

Indeed !

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Good morning! Just back from our wonderful adventure in Costa Rica, and I'd like to extend a BIG WELCOME to all of our new followers.

Many of you joined as a result of the recent posts on the Gate 1 Travel group page, while others have joined our journey as a result of meeting us personally during the Costa Rica trip. Whatever circumstance brought you here, we're glad you have joined our page and look forward to you coming along on our next excursion to Kenya and Tanzania, which will begin in just three weeks!

This morning I began carefully going through all of the images from Costa Rica and taking them from a picture to a work of art that you might enjoy having in your home or office. You may even want a great remembrance of your time in Costa Rica by putting one of our photos on a pair of coffee mugs or ordering your favorite image as a puzzle, tote bag, or throw pillow! All of that can be done on our website at marcysphotography.com.

Today's photos come from our very first day as we made our way down the Rio Suerte to Tortuguero! The Toucan sighting was early on, and I remember being so full of excitement and anticipation as I wondered what sights we would all enjoy together over the next 14 days.

During the next couple of weeks, I'll be putting many new pictures on the site for you to enjoy. Check regularly and enjoy remembering the days of Pura Vida! If you're a seasoned traveler or if you're just beginning to enjoy the experience of seeing new and exciting places, you may want to look over the collections of images on the website that represent the last seven years of travel for Doug and me. You'll either see something that triggers a great memory, or perhaps something that will inspire or motivate you to visit a place you've never been.

Always feel free to contact us if you have a question, are interested in custom work, or just want to say hi. We'd love to hear from you!
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Good morning!  Just back from our wonderful adventure in Costa Rica, and Id like to extend a BIG WELCOME to all of our new followers.  

Many of you joined as a result of the recent posts on the Gate 1 Travel group page, while others have joined our journey as a result of meeting us personally during the Costa Rica trip.  Whatever circumstance brought you here, were glad you have joined our page and look forward to you coming along on our next excursion to Kenya and Tanzania, which will begin in just three weeks!

This morning I began carefully going through all of the images from Costa Rica and taking them from a picture to a work of art that you might enjoy having in your home or office.  You may even want a great remembrance of your time in Costa Rica by putting one of our photos on a pair of coffee mugs or ordering your favorite image as a puzzle, tote bag, or throw pillow!  All of that can be done on our website at marcysphotography.com.  

Todays photos come from our very first day as we made our way down the Rio Suerte to Tortuguero!  The Toucan sighting was early on, and I remember being so full of excitement and anticipation as I wondered what sights we would all enjoy together over the next 14 days.

During the next couple of weeks, Ill be putting many new pictures on the site for you to enjoy.  Check regularly and enjoy remembering the days of Pura Vida!  If youre a seasoned traveler or if youre just beginning to enjoy the experience of seeing new and exciting places, you may want to look over the collections of images on the website that represent the last seven years of travel for Doug and me.  Youll either see something that triggers a great memory, or perhaps something that will inspire or motivate you to visit a place youve never been.

Always feel free to contact us if you have a question, are interested in custom work, or just want to say hi.  Wed love to hear from you!Image attachment

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Marcy, you are a true gem! So nice to travel with you and whats-his-name!

Your lucky you saw many animals in your trip. Thanks for sharing, the shots are amazing.

Beautiful photography!! Gotta keep this on my list

Which Costa Rica trip was this? Your pics are amazing!

Outstanding pix again ‼️‼️‼️

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CLOSING CHAPTER AND PARTING SHOTS...

Packing up and leaving soon for the airport to head on back to Rocky Top! We are so thankful and feel abundantly blessed to have taken this most recent journey. Every adventure is special, and Costa Rica was certainly no exception.

Posting a few final images that somehow did not make it to the other posts. Remember that all of our photography is available for custom order, if you see something you absolutely love and would like to have in your home or office.

I have already started a Costa Rica Collection on the website and will be loading pictures from this trip over the next three weeks or so.

As always, we have met some wonderful people along the way, and already have plans to see some of our travel buddies again, later this year! Many thanks and much appreciation to our amazing tour director Gilbert for being such an inspiration and wealth of knowledge in every area. WOW! We learned so much over the last couple of weeks.

In just three weeks, we'll be taking off for Kenya and Tanzania and you are invited to come along!

Website link: marcysphotography.com
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CLOSING CHAPTER AND PARTING SHOTS...

Packing up and leaving soon for the airport to head on back to Rocky Top!  We are so thankful and feel abundantly blessed to have taken this most recent journey.  Every adventure is special, and Costa Rica was certainly no exception.

Posting a few final images that somehow did not make it to the other posts.  Remember that all of our photography is available for custom order, if you see something you absolutely love and would like to have in your home or office.  

I have already started a Costa Rica Collection on the website and will be loading pictures from this trip over the next three weeks or so.  

As always, we have met some wonderful people along the way, and already have plans to see some of our travel buddies again, later this year!  Many thanks and much appreciation to our amazing tour director Gilbert for being such an inspiration and wealth of knowledge in every area.  WOW!  We learned so much over the last couple of weeks.

In just three weeks, well be taking off for Kenya and Tanzania and you are invited to come along!

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Thank you so much for sharing your travels with us. I am traveling vicariously through your pictures and explanations!!!

Thank you very much for sharing your talent with us. It made the trip so much better and the memories stronger. You are so gifted.

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing

Be safe comin home! Love your pictures.

Reliving our Costa Rica trip through your wonderful photographic captures 👍

That chicken is eerie!!

I'm leaving for Costa Rica in a couple weeks and your photos are making me more excited to be there. Beautiful!

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At our last stop and second to last day, we finally saw the fourth type of monkeys...Squirrel Monkeys! They are my favorite and are so little and so cute. ... See MoreSee Less

At our last stop and second to last day, we finally saw the fourth type of monkeys...Squirrel Monkeys!  They are my favorite and are so little and so cute.Image attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

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Match-up beautiful photos as seen through very sharp eyes. Wishing u the best.

Beautiful photos! You always have the most interesting pictures

They are so adorable

Had a squirrel monkey as a pet when I was younger and not really sure how to raise them.

They are so cute!!!

YAY!!!

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The little egg snatcher! Breakfast was especially interesting on our second to last morning as this tiny (notice how large the egg looks) White-faced Capuchin Monkey swooped into the dining room through an open porch and grabbed an egg from the omelet station. I had taken my camera to breakfast in high hopes for such entertainment, and fortunately our little friend decided to carry his egg to a branch very near where we were seated before he began the process of enjoying his stolen prize.

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The little egg snatcher!  Breakfast was especially interesting on our second to last morning as this tiny (notice how large the egg looks) White-faced Capuchin Monkey swooped into the dining room through an open porch and grabbed an egg from the omelet station.  I had taken my camera to breakfast in high hopes for such entertainment, and fortunately our little friend decided to carry his egg to a branch very near where we were seated before he began the process of enjoying his stolen prize.

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I’m sorry we missed this! Looks awesome!

A great series of wild life photography!

Recently stayed at Shana by the Beach in the Manuel Antonio area and those thieves were stealing eggs from the kitchen cooks. Very comical to see, although I’m sure infuriating for the cooks.

Wow! Ur photography captures fun details n memories. U r good!!!

How fun was that!

You sure captured the cool moment!

Amazing pictures!

The egg is beautiful also.

Glad you enjoyed the last days! Looks like it was wonderful!

Wow! Great capture of the entire process!

Love this so much!!!! ❤️😍

This is so much fun to see! Great shots!

How cool!

Love ❤️

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Manuel Antonio is a small national park in the Central Pacific Conservation Area, located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, just south of the city of Quepos, Puntarenas. Established in 1972, the local community sought conservation to prohibit development of the natural environment for tourist attraction. It is the smallest of all Costa Rican national parks and one of the most popular for wildlife viewing.

We enjoyed the walk through this rainforest on a beautiful morning, taking time to see some interesting wildlife. It was humid, as you might expect in a rainforest, but we were fortunate that it did not rain during our time there. The walk we took is a loop, and once you reach the beach, you have a different route available on the way back to the entrance, providing some lovely landscapes of the shore with its pristine aqua waters.
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Manuel Antonio is a small national park in the Central Pacific Conservation Area, located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, just south of the city of Quepos, Puntarenas.  Established in 1972, the local community sought conservation to prohibit development of the natural environment for tourist attraction. It is the smallest of all Costa Rican national parks and one of the most popular for wildlife viewing.

We enjoyed the walk through this rainforest on a beautiful morning, taking time to see some interesting wildlife.  It was humid, as you might expect in a rainforest, but we were fortunate that it did not rain during our time there.  The walk we took is a loop, and once you reach the beach, you have a different route available on the way back to the entrance, providing some lovely landscapes of the shore with its pristine aqua waters.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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I went to Manuel Antonio with Gate 1. What an amazing area.

Beautiful wildlife photos. They bring back memories of many visits.

Beautiful photos of amazing scenery!

Amazing pictures......thank you

I love them all! You are so blessed to see all of this.

Loving your photos for this trip, as usual.

Lucky you it poured buckets when we there in October but we still enjoyed it ❗️🌞

A delightful 😊 trip Great pics

Beautiful

Your photos are just amazing

So fortunate and such beautiful photos of nature

Wow! So beautiful!

Stunning

Breathtaking!

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Yesterday and today have been all about the Pacific Coast! We witnessed a gorgeous sunset yesterday evening, and first light this morning didn't disappoint either. Great moments along the shore in Tamarindo will remain with us as we head further south to Manuel Antonio where we'll spend the next two nights.

A great surprise this afternoon along the route was a quick stop to see if we could catch a few shots of scarlet macaws that our guide spotted as we were traveling. I'm still hoping for more glimpses of these beauties, but feel good about the images from today.
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Yesterday and today have been all about the Pacific Coast!  We witnessed a gorgeous sunset yesterday evening, and first light this morning didnt disappoint either.  Great moments along the shore in Tamarindo will remain with us as we head further south to Manuel Antonio where well spend the next two nights.

A great surprise this afternoon along the route was a quick stop to see if we could catch a few shots of scarlet macaws that our guide spotted as we were traveling.  Im still hoping for more glimpses of these beauties, but feel good about the images from today.Image attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

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Wow love seeing all these. What Adventures you travel

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Those birds...so spectacular!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰

Great pictures, Marcy! The macaws are lovely and I am a fan of all things ocean. Thank you for sharing!

Thank you for "taking us" with you through your photos!

I think I did ask before. What camera r you using ?

Thank you for sharing this! Just gorgeous

Breathtaking!

I'm sorry we missed it!

Awesome shots. Manuel Antonio will not disappoint!

Brilliant flight shot

Beautiful!

Oh my!!!

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Our first adventure in Costa Rica was traveling east from San Jose for three hours across the jungle highlands, then down the Rio Suerte for another hour and a half to the Aninga Lodge. Absolutely no roads, everything comes down the river on these little boats. We left most of our luggage back in San Jose. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow! This Costa Rica journey has truly been an adventure in bio diversity and abundant natural beauty and wildlife. We've covered a lot of ground, despite the fact that Costa Rica is only about the size of West Virginia, less than 20,000 square miles.

From the Caribbean coast jungles and sugar cane, banana, coffee, and pineapple plantations, to dairy and cattle farmlands, on to an active volcano site, through scenic mountains and the cloud forests, and now on the western shore, where we're currently staying in Tamarindo Beach on the Pacific Ocean. We have only one more stop along the coast before heading back to San Jose and thinking about home.

Sharing with you today several landscapes that caught my eye as we have traversed this amazing country, along with a couple more wildlife images that somehow escaped the last two wildlife posts.

Please feel free to share!
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Wow!  This Costa Rica journey has truly been an adventure in bio diversity and abundant natural beauty and wildlife.  Weve covered a lot of ground, despite the fact that Costa Rica is only about the size of West Virginia, less than 20,000 square miles.  

From the Caribbean coast jungles and sugar cane, banana, coffee, and pineapple plantations, to dairy and cattle farmlands, on to an active volcano site, through scenic mountains and the cloud forests, and now on the western shore, where were currently staying in Tamarindo Beach on the Pacific Ocean.  We have only one more stop along the coast before heading back to San Jose and thinking about home.

Sharing with you today several landscapes that caught my eye as we have traversed this amazing country, along with a couple more wildlife images that somehow escaped the last two wildlife posts.

Please feel free to share!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Gorgeous photography! I enjoy following your travels.

Loved CR‼️‼️‼️and your beautiful pix‼️‼️‼️

Which trip is this Marcy?

Beautiful stuff!

Beautiful pictures

Love all your photos. Keep them coming.

So fun to look at, I can only imagine being there …😍

Great memories of an amazing trip! Thank you!

Looks heavenly!

Beautiful photos

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. We are heading there in February and can't wait with Gate 1.

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Greetings from beautiful Costa Rica!

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Greetings! Costa Rica looks as beautiful as I remember it being. Of course, you’re able to capture that beauty and share it with those of us who are lounging inside while it rains or snows. Safe travels🥰

What a great picture!!

Beautiful

I hope one day I can meet you on an adventure!

Such a nice picture! 😀❤️

Looks like a paradise

Gorgeous!

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So colorful😍 Great shots.

What trip did you go to see all these creatures!❤️

Amazing shots

Absolutely amazing

Great pictures.

Beautiful pictures. I love them all.

Unbelievable!❤️

Beautiful!!!

Awesome pictures!

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Our story here over the past couple of days will have to be told in pictures! I've been waiting for that time when we would have sufficient internet, time, and opportunity to really do the eastern jungle area justice, but it's just not going to happen.

We've now moved on to Fortuna, a small town at the foot of the Arenal volcano, and are just about to leave for another adventure down the river. All I can promise is that I'll make an effort to catch up later...

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Our story here over the past couple of days will have to be told in pictures!  Ive been waiting for that time when we would have sufficient internet, time, and opportunity to really do the eastern jungle area justice, but its just not going to happen.

Weve now moved on to Fortuna, a small town at the foot of the Arenal volcano, and are just about to leave for another adventure down the river.  All I can promise is that Ill make an effort to catch up later...

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Wow love looking at your pictures

Beautiful

Very colorful!!

wow! i love the first one of the toucan 😍

Beautiful, cant want to see all the pictures. Loren & I so enjoy them.

What type of camera are you using? Your photo quality is exceptional.

I'm throwing my camera away. There is no way I can capture the beauty like Marcy.

Fortuna and Tortugero are my favorites. Go to the hot baths.

I love these! ❤️

Beautiful

Enjoy your beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing!!

Wow these are fantastic pictures.

Wowsers! Thank you!

Oh wow!!

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I see boots and handbag in your future or lunch of you for him!

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Jungle Journey…

For this portion of our Costa Rican adventure, it was necessary to leave our luggage back in San Jose and only take the necessities for the next two nights. We headed to the small village of Tortuguero, famous as the world’s largest nesting site for sea turtles. Nestled right into a tropical rainforest jungle, the area is only accessible by boat or small plane, and our group would be going by boat, which greatly limited our space and weight. Doug and I decided to bring our camera equipment and very few clothes and toiletries, but no computers. Therefore, we can only post cellphone pictures until we return to San Jose tomorrow where we can see our better photos.

Today’s pics show our rustic accommodation in the jungle. It’s actually quite nice but has no air, no television (which we rarely even turn on anyway), a little tight in space, we can’t use the water for drinking or brushing teeth, and we have to remember to NEVER flush the toilet paper. (Remembering that one has been the hardest thing for me!).

We love our little jungle hut, especially in the early morning when we’re awakened by the howling monkeys! We saw a tiny lizard in our home away from home earlier, but I didn’t panic since he was so little. There are also a few shots of Tortuguero from yesterday afternoon.

We had a great jungle cruise this morning, and I believe I have some good images from my big camera, so I’ll plan to share those tomorrow.
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Jungle Journey…

For this portion of our Costa Rican adventure, it was necessary to leave our luggage back in San Jose and only take the necessities for the next two nights.  We headed to the small village of Tortuguero, famous as the world’s largest nesting site for sea turtles.  Nestled right into a tropical rainforest jungle, the area is only accessible by boat or small plane, and our group would be going by boat, which greatly limited our space and weight.  Doug and I decided to bring our camera equipment and very few clothes and toiletries, but no computers.  Therefore, we can only post cellphone pictures until we return to San Jose tomorrow where we can see our better photos.

Today’s pics show our rustic accommodation in the jungle.  It’s actually quite nice but has no air, no television (which we rarely even turn on anyway), a little tight in space, we can’t use the water for drinking or brushing teeth, and we have to remember to NEVER flush the toilet paper. (Remembering that one has been the hardest thing for me!).

We love our little jungle hut, especially in the early morning when we’re awakened by the howling monkeys!  We saw a tiny lizard in our home away from home earlier, but I didn’t panic since he was so little.   There are also a few shots of Tortuguero from yesterday afternoon.

We had a great jungle cruise this morning, and I believe I have some good images from my big camera, so I’ll plan to share those tomorrow.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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I can’t wait to see more.

We enjoyed it there, too. We did a Road Scholar trip which sounds much like yours—coast, rain forest, Tortuega, volcano. Hope you see the Resplendent Quetzal.

Look for the poisonous dart frogs. I saw one on the hotel grounds. Much smaller than I anticipated. 🐸

Are you on a tour? Or going soli?

This is amazing!! Are you traveling with Gate 1 ?

Did that exact same tour and stayed in the same place. We had sloths on our banister in the morning while listening to the howler monkeys as well

Who is your tour guide?

Oh how I loved this trip. Would go back in a heartbeat! Pura Vida!! ✌🏻

Looks like fun!

What adventures!!loving following you.

Nice!!!! Pura vida!!!

Awesome!

Thanks!!!!

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Pura Vida Costa Rica!  Good afternoon from hot and sweaty Tortuguero…

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Enjoy the turtle nesting spots! We watched a nest hatch in November. So amazing! I have the guides contact info if you want it, but you are more out of the nesting time I think.

Have fun! Enjoy the coffee!

I absolutely love this pic!!

Check out the vanilla too

Be safe!

Have fun u 2. Enjoy 😊

Love Tortuguero! Where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans are so close to one another! Enjoy!

Enjoy 😊

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On this trip, we made the decision to arrive a day before our tour began, so that I could tackle the travel edema issue that has plagued me on our last few adventures. So today is actually a chill day, giving me a chance to keep my legs and feet elevated and be ready to be back in the game tomorrow.

I'm posting a few shots from the flight to Costa Rica and two that caught my eye this morning at the hotel when we went to breakfast. Sorry to say, the internet here is really bad so far, so we'll just have to take it a day at a time and see how it goes...
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On this trip, we made the decision to arrive a day before our tour began, so that I could tackle the travel edema issue that has plagued me on our last few adventures.  So today is actually a chill day, giving me a chance to keep my legs and feet elevated and be ready to be back in the game tomorrow.

Im posting a few shots from the flight to Costa Rica and two that caught my eye this morning at the hotel when we went to breakfast.  Sorry to say, the internet here is really bad so far, so well just have to take it a day at a time and see how it goes...Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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Departing from Knoxville any minute.  Then it’s a quick stop in Miami and on to Costa Rica!  Come along on our adventure in Central America by joining this page as a follower.

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Have fun. Get some good pictures. I got a picture of a mother sloth carrying her baby on her stomach while hanging in a tree. I took it in a small park adjacent to the Cruise Ship Port.

Don’t you two ever stay home🤪🤪🤪. Just kidding- Costa Rica will be so much fun. Stay safe.

Safe travels

We love Costa Rica. It’s a beautiful country. You’re going to get some magnificent photos of incredible nature. Have a wonderful trip.

Enjoy! We haven't been to Costa Rica yet. Looking forward to seeing what you see there!

I'm sure you already have a wonderful itinerary arranged. But, make sure you go to Monteverde and Manuel Antonio.

Safe travels! ✈️

Omer is dying to go to costa rico. Please pass along all info

Bon voyage!

Safe travels😎

Look forward to your photos! Travel safe.

Can’t wait!

Have fun. Traveling mercy 🙏🏻

❤️❤️❤️🤗

👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻

Oh! On my bucket list. !!

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Whew! With the holidays now officially behind us, Doug and I are anticipating another exciting year of travel and photography. We will be leaving home, headed for the airport, at 4:30 tomorrow morning to begin our first adventure of 2023.

We've never been to Central America before, except for a quick cross of the border to Mexico on our honeymoon in California 48 years ago. So the trip to Costa Rica represents a lot of new experiences, and we're looking forward to embracing a new culture and geographical region.

Through our lenses, we plan to capture the essence of a beautiful country, full of exotic birds and unusual wildlife. It'll be quite an adjustment weather wise, as we will be landing just 600 miles north of the equator in the tropical region of the world, known for its HUMIDITY and HEAT!

Hoping you'll plan to join us on this journey, and we'll try our best to post regularly to let you know how it's going. Tomorrow we'll be checking in from San Jose...

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Whew!  With the holidays now officially behind us, Doug and I are anticipating another exciting year of travel and photography.  We will be leaving home, headed for the airport, at 4:30 tomorrow morning to begin our first adventure of 2023.  

Weve never been to Central America before, except for a quick cross of the border to Mexico on our honeymoon in California 48 years ago.  So the trip to Costa Rica represents a lot of new experiences, and were looking forward to embracing a new culture and geographical region.  

Through our lenses, we plan to capture the essence of a beautiful country, full of exotic birds and unusual wildlife.  Itll be quite an adjustment weather wise, as we will be landing just 600 miles north of the equator in the tropical region of the world, known for its HUMIDITY and HEAT!  

Hoping youll plan to join us on this journey, and well try our best to post regularly to let you know how its going.  Tomorrow well be checking in from San Jose...

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We are looking forward to seeing your beautiful pictures from this journey. Have a wonderful time!

Can’t wait to see pics from your journey!

Can't wait to "travel" with you. 😀 Enjoy everything and safe travels to you.

As long as you share, I will be happily traveling right along with you!

Have a wonderful time!!

Have a great trip!

Enjoy & safe travels!! Looking forward to "traveling via armchair" with you all!! ❤️

Have a safe and exciting trip! HUGS!!!

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