A return trip to Costa Rica recently reunited me with my love for tropical fruit. Not the tropical fruit found in the brightly lit, overly air-conditioned supermarkets here in most of the United States, but the ripe, juicy gifts native to tropical soil.
Ripened by the strong heat of the sun, I love to indulge while the fruit is still warm and relaxed, infused with its sweet liquid. Favorites: papaya, mango, platanos (plantain), "date" bananas, cantaloupe, all matter of melons, and pineapple.
Placing the tender fruit rinds on a plank for the birds is the ultimate scene. Not to mention the flowers. Oh you could almost eat the flowers.
Please enjoy a few images from the land of eternal sunshine. . .
A roadside stand, well known by our hosts, became our first destination
Next to the cooler: bottles filled with local honey
Breakfast: 1st course
Other fruit lovers
And finally, some food for the eyes:
Mmmmm. . .