2015—El Poró Blanco
On my first morning in Costa Rica a year ago in January 2015, while I waited for the other photographers to arrive in San José where we were gathering to fly to the Osa Peninsula, I wandered around the grounds of the hotel and discovered a beautiful tree with intriguing clusters of flowers. In Costa Rica, the tree is called “el poró blanco.” Its Latin name is Erythrina Fusca. I can’t find a translation for “poró” so I’m in the dark about what its common name means. I will return to Costa Rica this week but I won’t be able to photograph this lovely flowering tree again because I will arrive in San José after dark and will leave again the next morning before daylight.