BOTANICAL TOURS | landscape + flora

Patagonia, a oneness concept.

We all know what we mean when we define those 800,000 km2.
The first images that come to mind are snowy mountains, deep blue lakes, forests, and the endless steppe delineated by an infinite horizon
But many unknown images await us in Patagonia.
Its flowers await those photographs that still did have not happened.

that’s what our botanical tours are about

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Chloraea chica
Chloraea-maguellanica
Chloraea maguellanica
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botanical tours in patagonia. neverending steppe
Viola-cotyledon
Viola-cotyledon
Calandrinia
Calandrinia …hibrid?
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Rhodophiala mendocina
Valeriana-fonkii
Valeriana fonkii
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RIVERS FROM NORTH PATAGONIA | photo of the day

this springnorth-patagonia-rivers-spring, a rainy spring. El niño is favored to start by year’s end and last into spring 2015.  .

And our river, called Quillahue,  is full of water.north-patagonia-rivers-spring

 

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NOTHOFAGUS & SPRING SNOW | new greens + BW

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from the valley

Spring in north patagonia seem the half way to greens

All Nothofagus that turn in reds are with a new green. A brilliant, intense new green.

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nothofagus greens + Araucarias BW

The monochromes seem to be so far. Seems araucarias turn darker against the whites of winter.

So, this year, El Niño rain and snow was expected. Seem was a delay and the snow turns into rain,

Was so rainy this winter that  the snow that cover till december the north face slopes, dissapeOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAared from our mountains.

But we still have a chance to remember that the summer didn’t come yet.

El Niño had a monochrome gift for them.

 

 

 

 

COMUNICATION | just a forest wifi

it’s about a month i didn’t wrote anything.

i was back to Moquehue. And my internet conection was broken. May sound quite incredible in these days can’t solve something so easy as an internet connection. or anything like an app to post a pair of words.

No.

Movistar is one of the worst services you can imagine. Also the law is not enough to make them give what are you paying for.

My wired internet conection was solved years ago when we, a pair of neighbours asked for it to the goverment. We need to work. We’re guides, or acomodation services owners that need to work. Was a political problem with the local goverment who need to make the desitions about what is going to be given or not.  We’re an undeveloped society. with undeveloped persons making desitions. based in “im the one who decide here what you’ll recive”.

So. finally, yesterday, the only internet conection i have was fixed.

The photos about spring in north patagonia are coming …

PATAGONIA IN MACRO | frozen reds

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Berberis, Escallonias, Nothofagus in the dryest area of the valley.

the forest is less than a kilometre, but here autumn is not just about red in patagonia forests.

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LEGUMINOSAE | Adesmia parvifolia

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Prostrate perennial herb formin a low mat to 40cm across (usually much less).Leaves to 10mm long, very variable, glabrous to pubescent, with 3-4 pairs of leafleats, 1.5-2.5mm long.Flowers 9-15mm, white, rose,blue or yellowwith violet lines, axilary, held just above the foliage; calyx variable, glabrous to pubescent, with teeth along and acute, equal to longer than the calyx tube. Seed pod with 3-4 segments, glabrous to sOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAlightly pubescent.*

this Adesmia was photographed in Loma del pliegue, Near chalten
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STAGES FOR PLANTS | last lights over patagonia volcanoes

Travel to patagonia is not just to see and enjoy its incredible flora

To think in our flora is to think in the mountains where  they grow.

Seems, as part of an indivisible system, our volcanos from patagonia, and our flora, evolved together.

So, was neccesary to share these horizons, made of the inner fire from the andes, the spinal column of our mother, and the ice that still bright under the sun

Each night  we enjoy in the mountains, the  under the last lights  these are the horizons in  patagonia.

dusk over sollipulli volcano DUSK OVER SOLLIPULLI VOLCANO

llaima-volcano-patagonia-botanical-tourLLAIMA VOLCANO FROM CHENQUECO, MOQUEHUE

llaima-volcano-from-chenqueco-patagonia-moquehueLLAIMA VOLCANO MINUTES LATER

villarica-Volcano-ChenquecoVILLARICA VOLCANO FROM CHENQUE CO, MOQUEHUE

copahue-volcano-patagonia-botanical-tourCOPAHUE VOLCANO FROM THE HIDDEN LAGOON

llaima-volcano-patagonia-botanical-tourLLAIMA VOLCANO FROM CERRO BANDERA, MOQUEHUE