ALONG THE OLD ROAD TO OROTINA, CR: Passing through areas such as La Garita and the small townships of Atenas, San Mateo and finally Orotina we encountered countless CROTONS both along the road’s edge and private country homes. FOTO #1: We spotted several preserved cabins tucked away in the rolling hills of San Mateo and Orotina on our foto excursion. This photograph depicts the owners of their conserved older house making their traditional Christmas Tamales (the owners actually live in San Jose and visit only occasionally) I asked them why they set the “tamale assembly-line” next to the cabin, they answered, “the tamales tasted better when made outdoors next to the cabin” !!! FOTO #2: L to R, STEWARTII, GENERAL PAGET AND OVALIFOLIUM along a fence line. FOTO #3: A nice pair of good-looking ANDREANUM next to a local factory. FOTO #4: ANDREANUM close-up.