Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thinking of you.

My last posts have illicited a number of thoughtful, sensitive, comments. I offer flowers from Bolivia to all of you who have been following this blog and, especially to those who have been willing to share their opinions. I wish you all the best today in your endeavor to find your way through this complicated life.
I am no botanist, but I am told that the flowers in the last picture are called carnivale.
They start blossoming in late January and usher in the holiday by that name, which is so important in this part of the world.
The top two photos were shot on an island in the middle of Lake Titicaca on my second day here. Diverse ecosystems abound, varying from almost barren deserts to lush tropical rainforests, consequently the markets are filled with an abundant variety of fruits, vegetables and exotic plants.
Seeing this beauty and sharing it in words and picture with you is a key component of my pleasure on this adventure.


  1. Beautiful! It's really cool seeing these exotic flowers. Such nice color, and I love the cactus in the sky.

  2. Oh lovely! And what a wonderful name, too! ;-)

  3. The tree with yellow flowers and long beanlike seed pods in the bottom picture appears to be a type of cassia, but I'll have to check the Sunset Garden Book to make sure. That's an absolutely breathtaking picture of them, of the best I've seen.

    For a long time my sig line on one of my favorite debate boards was "Everyone is entitled to my opinion." I guess you understand why now if you didn't before! I'll try to stay on good behavior here, though. That's never been easy for me at any time, but I'll give it my best shot.

  4. Didn't mean to start a fire with my comments on your last post, Lee, I'll pay more attention to what I have to say. The flowers are beautiful! Wonderful captures! Hope your weekend has gone well.


  5. Thank you for the flowers Dad! I needed them to brighten me up a bit. Life can be rough, but these are one of lifes beauties. Love you!

  6. The flowers bring out the colors of south America. great shots and thank you too. MB

  7. It was very nice of you to send me this bouquet of flowers, Lee.

    Very colorful and the aroma is delicious.

    What? You sent the bouquet to other people, too? Sheesh.

    Oh, well, perhaps it will be helpful in terms of tikkun olam!


  8. I like the big cacti with its tiny fluffy flowers. Beautiful.