Friday, October 12, 2007

Flowers

Peru Coast - 07 20 S, 080 50 W

The spring is starting in Chile right now & the flowers are blossoming everywhere on the countryside.

As I was going along the sea coast, the person kind enough to give me a ride to the town was explaining that the cold current along the chile coast caused a fog in the mornings. In the north of Chile, where it was desert & absolutely barren, this fog
was enough for the flowers. As per him, if you went to the northern deserts in the month of Oct, you would find a blanket of flowers over the sand dunes as far as you could see.

An amazing sight that must be. :)


3 comments:

veluSr said...

We had thought that you were confined to the ship in Chile , so it came as a welcome surprise to know that you were able to go around the countryside .

About the " fog " , there were a few episodes on Discovery & National Geography Channel about this phenomenon . It not only causes the flowers to bloom but is also one and only source of water for sustaining the life of lot of animals and insects species of that region !

veluSr said...

We had thought that you were confined to the ship in Chile , so it came as a welcome surprise to know that you were able to go around the countryside .

About the " fog " , there were a few episodes on Discovery & National Geography Channel about this phenomenon . It not only causes the flowers to bloom but is also one and only source of water for sustaining the life of lot of animals and insects species of that region !

Anonymous said...

helo helo... i didnt know puja cud paint... cute paintings also.... do say hi to her from my side...

- Vini.