Costa Rica supports an unimaginable variety of plants and animals. And everything grows fast.
Grows fast, breaks down fast. It’s a supercharged life-cycle.
At the top of Volcan Turrialba one can find the most remarkable plantlife. The soil is crazy rich and normally large plants are gigantic. It’s for the incredibly rich volcanic soil, as well as the higher altitudes, that coffee grows so beautifully, and deliciously, on the volcanos in Costa Rica. We were paused on the path to the top of the volcano. It was steep, challengingly so, and I needed to catch my breath. I look over at Harry and realize he’s perfectly surrounded by leaves as tall as he is.
A question of scale posed by a photo.
Originally published May 18, 2014