Carving in the Tree

Trees at Rio Viejo, Puriscal
Another look at the river from the other day when the sky was blue. When we first moved here I noticed someone had carved a large smiley face on the tree on the right in this picture. From my observations a lot of people in this area seem unaware of simple plant science. The carving killed that part of the tree, but fortunately the tree already had another side growth forming that has survived.