Posts Tagged ‘plants & flowers’

Photo of the Day: Yellow Daisy in Northwest Argentina

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Northern Argentina is the less traveled, but much to share region surrounding the province of Salta.  We explored this region by renting a vehicle for 7 days, beginning southwest to the city of Salta.  Unexpectedly, we followed a typical festival sign that had us driving off onto a dirt and gravel road for several kilometers.  We arrived to a gaucho harvest festival, where children and adults displayed traditional gaucho dancing while serving some typical pampas food.

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Yellow Daisy Against Northwest Argentina Pampas and Mountains

Photo of the Day: Foxglove Flower In Chile

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We know we have given you this photo on our Travel Photo of the Day series before, but it is my personal favorite flower picture and I just had to included it in our flower and plant week.

Foxgloves are also called Witches’ Gloves, Dead Men’s Bells, Fairy’s Glove, Gloves of Our Lady, Bloody Fingers, Virgin’s Glove, Fairy Caps, Folk’s Glove, and Fairy Thimbles.  These are biennial plants and are tall, slender perennials at 2-5′ in height and just 1-2′ wide.  It is a very statuesque plant.  It has numerous tubular flowers blooming on a spike, ranging in color from purple to white.  Foxglove flowers appear in the summer months.  The flowers are bell-shaped and tubular, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches long, flattened above, inflated beneath, crimson outside above and paler beneath, the lower lip furnished with long hairs inside and marked with numerous dark crimson spots, each surrounded with a white border.  ~

Purple Bell Flower

Foxglove Flower in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia Chile

Photo Of The Day: Giant Maguey Plant With A View

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During our hike to the summit of volcano Santa Ana in El Salvador the vegetation changed drastically as we made our way up.  Jason captures this beautiful giant Maguey plant with the surrounding views.

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Giant Maguey Plant With A Great View During Our Trek To Volcano Santa Ana In El Salvador

Photo Of The Day: Flower In Cocora Valley Colombia

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We found this flower during our trek in the Cocora Valley near Salento which is the “coffee region” of Colombia.

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Flower Found During Our Trek In Valley De Cocora In Colombia

Photo Of The Day: Large Yellow Flower In Costa Rica

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We found this flower during our visit to the Santa Elena Cloud forest in Monteverde, Costa Rica.

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Large Yellow Flower In Monteverde Cloud Forest Costa Rica

Photo Of The Day: Bluebonnet Flower Bush In Peru

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This flower has a very interesting shape and great color. We found this during our Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in Peru. Scroll down for an alternative view.

Texas Flower

Bluebonnet Bush Flower Close Up

Here’s what the entire bush looks like.

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Bluebonnet Flower

Photo Of The Day: Angel Flower In Peru

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We found these flowers during our Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.  Unfortunately, we are not sure what the name of this flower is, but it definitely has the shape of an angel or princess.

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Yellow Angel Flower From Peru

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