55 thoughts on “Monet’s Patagonian Dreams!

      • You don’t want to pop by now–it’s all leftovers. We’re running around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to get our acts together for a trip to Haiti at the end of next week. Friday and Saturday we’re cooking for three blog posts. Pray for us. 🙂

    • They are natural. Pink, red and black Austral Flamingos. Flamingos can be less colorful if they eat less pink shrimp. Their diet gives them the pink, but the red and black made them stunning!

  1. You are bringing photography to an art form, Cindy. The diversity and brilliance of color in these shots is astounding! I’ve never seen such an abundance of beautiful flowers. And I’m sure Monet would have done the flamingos if he’d had them as models.
    Paul

  2. These are fantastic! How uplifting on what is a cold, dark and windy night here…for a moment I was transported away to a lovley summery day without a care in the world ….lost in nature and it’s beauty! Those red flowers are amazing….so rich and deep in colour… 🙂

  3. Oh wow, my first thought when I saw these pictures was that it’s a good thing I’m not with you — I would just sit down and refuse to leave! Very beautiful — I love the USA but we just can’t compete with THAT, lol

    • I guess these wonderful flowers burst to life in places where the winters are harsh. I have seen the same thing in Alaska….so yes we can compete!!! Cheers to you and your beautiful new grandbaby!

  4. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. We have so many flamingos here from October to April each year. They are lovely. The flowers gorgeous and soon we will have massive fields of red poppies everywhere.

    • I read Pigafetta’s translated diary of Magellan’s voyage while we were in Patagonia and Antarctica. He encountered a tall group of native people whom were referred to as giants. He took one as a prisoner to return on his voyage. This prisoner was converted and died enroute. Magellan called the area Tierra del Fuego or land of fires because the native people’s who lived there maintained continuous fires to stay warm in the cold climate. Most of these Tierra del Fuegans were short statured as was Magellan and Europeans of his time. So the tall native interested Magellan. The net result of the European’s arrival in this part of the world was the extinction of both the short statured Tierra de Fuegans and the ‘giants’. I think there was one female Tierra del Fuegan still alive at the time we were there, but don’t quote me on any of this, I am going by memory. In any case it was particularly horrible what happened to these amazing people living at the southern end of the earth.
      For more on Pigefetta: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_First_Voyage_Round_the_World/Pigafetta%27s_Account_of_Magellan%27s_Voyage

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