Today was an awesome day. We went to Cartago to visit the Lankaster botanical gardens. They had some really beautiful flowers there. They had lots of ponds with fish in them too. We looked at so many flowers! There were some really beautiful orchids and lots of other very pretty flowers too.
Orchids grow all over Hush Valley. Usually in trees. The birds eat the orchid seeds then they fly away. Later, they poop them out, usually above the trees and then the seeds sprout on the trees they land on. There are trees with lots and lots of orchids on them.
Minor and I tried to look at all the koi in the lily ponds. They were huge fish. I didn't get a picture though. We saw the bamboo gardens too. Where everything was built from bamboo. I want to make a fort out of bamboo now.
I found some crab shells on the river bank. I was trying to figure out if they feed them to the fish, or if some animal pulled them out of the pond and ate them. Its still a mystery.
At Hush Valley we don't have a lot of scary creatures. No big snakes or poisonous spiders. No monkeys or Alligators. We do have some spiders but the only ones I have seen are garden spiders called ' wolf spiders' and small black grass spiders. Neither of them are dangerous. At the gardens, its a lot lower and a lot warmer than it is in the mountains. We saw a lot of spiders. I don't know if they are poisonous or not, but I'm going to send a picture to the spider identification people and ask. They have a page on Facebook. The spiders we saw looked like the picture I'm posting. They were very big. So were their webs. That's my dads hand in the picture.
All of my friends and family in the States are on daylight savings now. My mom says that means they are two hours behind our time. That means, I have to go to bed now, but my friends get to stay up for two more hours. That doesn't seem fair.
Next blog I'm going to tell you about our trip to a different friends farm on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, where we went after the gardens. He has a LOT of animals. It was very very fun.