Argentina & Chile November 2008 - Day 10 - Uquia to La Quia

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Re: Argentina & Chile November 2008 - Day 10 - Uquia to La Quiaca - 200km

Post by David_L » Wed May 13, 2009 5:17 pm

Some plants were in flower so close ups were in order. This picture shows the buds and wool very nicely.

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Re: Argentina & Chile November 2008 - Day 10 - Uquia to La Quiaca - 200km

Post by David_L » Wed May 13, 2009 5:20 pm

This plant has a little less wool and dramatic spines. Willy reckoned it was the same species.


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Re: Argentina & Chile November 2008 - Day 10 - Uquia to La Quiaca - 200km

Post by David_L » Wed May 13, 2009 5:28 pm

Finally a few pretty wild flowers from this site. This is an interesting little thing nestling by a big Parodia maassii for protection.

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Re: Argentina & Chile November 2008 - Day 10 - Uquia to La Quiaca - 200km

Post by David_L » Wed May 13, 2009 5:30 pm

This looks like a Zephranthes to me but I'm no expert.


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Re: Argentina & Chile November 2008 - Day 10 - Uquia to La Quiaca - 200km

Post by David_L » Wed May 13, 2009 5:31 pm

Close up of this one.


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Re: Argentina & Chile November 2008 - Day 10 - Uquia to La Quiaca - 200km

Post by David_L » Wed May 13, 2009 5:32 pm

And a pretty little blue thing.


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Re: Argentina & Chile November 2008 - Day 10 - Uquia to La Quiaca - 200km

Post by Julie » Wed May 13, 2009 8:54 pm

Beautiful pics Mike and David, and Mike I hope your health is better now!!

I love that wooly cactus.... I am sure that if you could comb off the wool and spin it, you could knit yourself the most heavenly soft socks.

I love Mike's tile mosaic on the wall.... that would look super in a conservatory.
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Re: Argentina & Chile November 2008 - Day 10 - Uquia to La Quiaca - 200km

Post by David_L » Thu May 14, 2009 8:50 pm

After we finished at this spot we went down the hill into the little town of Iturbe itself. We stopped for a while so some people could forage for drinks. There was a rather nice mural on the wall opposite where we parked.


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Re: Argentina & Chile November 2008 - Day 10 - Uquia to La Quiaca - 200km

Post by David_L » Thu May 14, 2009 8:53 pm

This girl was fascinated with our van. Eventually she was rewarded with some sweets by Louis.


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Re: Argentina & Chile November 2008 - Day 10 - Uquia to La Quiaca - 200km

Post by David_L » Thu May 14, 2009 8:55 pm

We then drove a few km the other side of the village to a second stop. This is what the scenery looked like.


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