As I am about to venture forth into the Southern Hemisphere again, I can't help but take a longing look back to Patagonia, where I was lucky to spend a few weeks in late November and December of last year. I posted a very few blog posts at the time, but as I look back I realize what a rich trip it was. These pictures were all taken on our first day in San Carlos de Bariloche--one of my favorite places on planet earth...
|A glimpse of the Andes as we begin to land over the austere Patagonian steppe|
We shall be visiting that very steppe in the next Blog post...
|Gorgeous lake country around Bariloche|
|Lupinus arboreus--adventive and ubiquitous (and very pretty)|
|Chloraea phillipii growing as a lawn weed|
|Marcela Ferreyra (our incomparable guide) next to the first flame bush we'd found (Embothrium coccineum)|
|Black faced ibis: we're not in Kansas any more!|
|Nahuel Huapi at sunset...that's Steve Brack, whom I'll be joining in South Africa in four days.|
|Anemone multifida (magellanica)|
|Tall bearded iris season|
|Sonia Clayton and Glenn Guetenberg|
|Happy travelers (left to right: Marcela Ferreyra, Rod Haenni, Steve Brack, Al Gerace, Marie Gearhart, Patrice Van Vleet, Glenn Guetenberg and me.|